6 October 2020

“Charlie was a pioneer in the development of an animal model for Hepatitis C”

In 2020 the Nobel Prize was awarded jointly to Harvey J. AlterMichael Houghton and Charles M. Rice “for the discovery of Hepatitis C virus”. Early in 2008, biologist from IGC Public Engagement unit Joana Loureiro , joined the Center for the Study of Hepatitis C, in the Rice Lab (Rockefeller University) in New York, as a postdoc.

Read the opinion article (in Portuguese) about Charles M. Rice and the importance of his study in recent years written by Joana Loureiro, in Público. The biologist also talks about her experience while working in Charlie Rice’s laboratory.