Main researcher

Irene Soares is Full Professor at the Department of Clinical and Toxicological Analyses of School of Pharmaceutical Sciences. She works in the field of Protozoology of Parasites, specifically in human malaria. Dr. Soares’ team combines decades of experience of malaria research in the Amazon with internationally recognized expertise in the areas of epidemiology and immunology in order to generate know-how that can be translated in the development of an effective vaccine against malaria caused by Plasmodium vivax, the most prevalent species in Brazil.

Meet the Team