Member at Large
MS.D., Biological Science (Molecular Biology), Universidade Federal de São Paulo
Claudia Moreira graduated in Pharmacy and Biochemistry and completed both master’s and doctoral degrees in Biological Sciences (Molecular Biology) at the Universidade Federal de São Paulo, collaborating with the University of Michigan. With a specialization in Immunology, Claudia has been dedicated to validating diagnostic tests for Infectious Diseases. Having worked on projects in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Claudia contributed to improving laboratory infrastructure in Mozambique and participated in HIV prevalence studies in Angola. She was involved in implementing genetic tests using the filter paper technique for collecting biological samples for laboratory analysis.
Currently serving as a scientific consultant at Alana, Claudia played a part in establishing the Alana Down Syndrome Center at MIT. She is actively involved in projects related to Down Syndrome, contributing to research funding processes and initiatives on the subject. Claudia is currently participating in the creation of the BURITI – DS Network, the first Brazilian research network focused on Down Syndrome.