Susan Pereira Ribeiro, PhD


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Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Emory University School of Medicine
Research Program
Cancer Immunology


Susan Pereira Ribeiro, PhD, is an assistant professor in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia.

Dr. Ribeiro is a member of the Cancer Immunology Research Program at Winship Cancer Institute. Her research focus is on infectious diseases and cancers.


Dr. Ribeiro obtained her PhD from the School of Medicine at the University of Sao Paulo in Brazil, where she also completed a postdoctoral fellowship focused on HIV vaccine development and immunogenicity evaluation in pre-clinical models (transgenic mice and rhesus macaques). She completed part of her postdoctoral training at University of California, extending her studies to HIV pathogenesis.


Trained as a system's biologist, Dr. Ribeiro applies MULTI-OMICs platforms to understand the mechanisms underlying immune responses to diseases and immunotherapies in human cohorts. High-throughput tools are used to validate the major findings in vitro resulting in the development of specific drugs to be tested in non-human primates, being clinical trials the expected outcome.

Dr. Ribeiro was initially involved in HIV vaccine development in pre-clinical models and has expanded her research focus to system's biology. Currently, she is focused on the role of IL10 and other factors (such as microbiome, metabolome, drugs of abuse, etc) in the modulation of the immune system in HIV, cancers and COVID19.


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