Marcio L RodriguesMicrobiology Institute, Oswaldo Cruz Foundation, Centre for Technological Development in Health (CDTS), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil F1000 Associate Faculty Member (since 15 September 2011)
Marcio L Rodrigues is an Associate Faculty Member who works with Faculty Member Carlos Morel to recommend the scientific literature in their field.Marcio also has the responsibility for checking the contents of the following journals to ensure that the highest quality research relevant to their own interests within these publications is comprehensively and systematically evaluated for F1000:
- Cell Host & Microbe
- PLoS Pathogens
Associate Professor, Microbiology Institute, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Doctor in Science (Microbiology, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2000)
Elected member (young affiliate) of the Academy of Sciences for the Developing World (TWAS)
Member of the American Society for Microbiology
Member of the Brazilian Society for Microbiology
Associate Editor of Frontiers in Microbiology, ad hoc reviewer for more than 30 scientific journals. Authored 72 scientific articles.
Marcio Rodrigues has started an independent laboratory on August 2004 and since then his group has been working on structural and functional features of microbial lipids and polysaccharides, including unconventional secretion mechanisms of fungal macromolecules.
His main research model is the yeast-like pathogen Cryptococcus neoformans, the principal causative agent of cryptococcosis. In Brazil, neurocryptococcosis is the most important cause of death in HIV patients with systemic mycoses (Prado et al. Mem Inst Oswaldo Cruz 2009, 104:513-21). In sub-Saharan Africa, the estimated number of deaths associated with cryptococcal disease is half a million per year, which is comparable with the number attributed to tuberculosis (Park et al. AIDS 2009, 23:525-30). Current anti-cryptococcal therapies are not effective.
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