IBB Alumni


Our graduates are dispersed around the globe in renowned research institutions or leading successful careers in the private sector.  The IBB keeps in touch with its alumni and loses no opportunity to connect them with our current students. 


IBB 2016

Thesis: Thymus autonomy

Supervised by Vera Martins

Current Position: Postdoc at Institut Curie, Paris, France


Thesis: Co-option of immune response mechanisms by the metamorphosis hormonal signalling system

Supervised by Élio Sucena

Current Position: Postdoc at Imperial College, United Kingdom


Thesis: Regulation of the microbiota in the gut of Drosophila melanogaster

Supervised by Luís Teixeira

Current position: Postdoc at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland


Thesis: De novo centriole biogenesis during spermatogenesis in the model bryophyte Physcomitrium patens

Supervised by Jörg Becker and Mónica Bettencourt-Dias

Current Position: Postdoc at University of Geneva, Switzerland



IBB 2015

Thesis: Interspecies interactions in recovery of gut microbiota functions

Supervised by Karina Xavier

Current Position: Postdoc at IGC

Thesis: Immunity-related GTPases (IRGs) in the house mouse and the parasite Toxoplasma gondii in South America

Supervised by Jonathan Howard and Luis Teixeira

Current position: Postdoc at IMM


Eleonora Tulumello

Thesis: Robust tolerance out of volatile Regulatory T cells: Lessons from mathematical modelling

Supervised by Jorge Carneiro and Jocelyne Demengeot

Current Position:  Postdoc at LIP

Thesis: Organismal homeostasis in sepsis: The role of mitochondrial function and metabolism

Supervised by Luis Ferreira Moita

Current Position: Postdoc at Cemm, Vienna


Thesis: Oxytocinergic modulation of social information use in threat perception in zebrafish

Supervised by Rui Oliveira

Current Position: Postdoc at University of Calgary, Canada (Jaideep Bains Lab)


Thesis: Responses to liver damage: Macrophage plasticity in tissue recovery and dysbiotic drifts

Supervised by Carlos Penha-Gonçalves

Current Position: Postdoc at CEDOC, Nova Medical School and Champalimaud Foundation


Thesis: The role of the gut microbiota in the subsistence of antibiotic resistance

Supervised by Isabel Gordo

Current Position: Postdoc at Max Von Peuter Institute LMU, Munchen


Thesis: Transcription factor-dependent regulation of neural stem cell identity throughout mitosis

Supervised by Diogo Castro and Raquel Oliveira

Current Position: Postdoc at i3ES, Portugal


Thesis: Innate and vasoregulatory crosstalk at the maternal-fetal interface during placental malaria

Supervised by Carlos Penha-Gonçalves

Current Position: Postdoc at IMM, Portugal




IBB 2014 

Thesis: Dissecting the rules underlying de novo centrosome biogenesis

Supervised by Mónica Bettencourt-Dias and Ivo Telley

Current Position: Junior Microscopist at MPI-CBG - Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics



Thesis: How to make a single structure per cell? Lessons from X chromosome inactivation and antigen receptor gene recombination

Supervised by Jorge Carneiro

Current Position: Senior Data Scientist at Unbabel


Thesis: Understanding fitness from molecular mechanisms - a step towards predicting evolution

Supervised by Lília Perfeito

Current Position: Data Scientist at NOS SGPS

Thesis: Regulation of celular signalling by trafficking control: Molecular control of proteolysis on the cell surface by the iRhom/TACE sheddase complex

Supervised by Colin Adrain

Current Position: Postdoc at Genentech, San Francisco, USA



Thesis: Thymic activities in the establishment of tumor immune tolerance

Supervised by Jocelyne Demengeot

Current Position: Postdoc at Imperial College, United Kingdom


Thesis: Exploring the role of Sympathetic Nervous System activity in the control of Body-Size and Metabolism

Supervised by Ana Domingos

Current Position: Postdoc at Max Planck , Germany 


Thesis: Cohesion failure and Mitosis: From Molecular Mechanisms to Organismal Consequences

Supervised by Raquel Oliveira

Current Position: Postdoc at ETH Zurich, Institute of Biochemistry, Switzerland



Updated on 15 february 2022

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