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Viviane Nascimento da Conceicao

  • Professional Background


    • 2013 - Doctor of Philosophy in Medicine - University of Sydney
    • 2004 - Bachelor of Biological Science - Federal University of Bahia


    • 2009 - Endeavour International Postgraduate Research Scholarships (EIPRS) for Ph.D degree
    • 2009 - Top up grant by Westmead Millennium Institute for Ph.D degree
    • 2011 - Young Investigator Award 2011 from the 18th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI 2011) to be held February 27-March 2, 2011 in Boston, MA, USA.
  • Publications

    Costa DJ, Favali C, Clarêncio J, Afonso L, Conceição V, Miranda JC, Titus RG, Valenzuela J, Barral-Netto M, Barral A, Brodskyn CI. Lutzomyia longipalpis salivary gland homogenate impairs cytokine production and costimulatory molecule expression on human monocytes and dendritic cells. Infect Immun. 2004 Mar;72(3):1298-305. PMID: 14977931 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] PMCID: PMC356034.

    Favali C, Costa D, Afonso L, Conceição V, Rosato A, Oliveira F, Costa J, Barral A, Barral-Netto M, Brodskyn CI. Role of costimulatory molecules in immune response of patients with cutaneous leishmaniasis. Microbes Infect. 2005 Jan;7(1):86-92. Epub 2004 Dec 13. PMID:15716079 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE].

    Saksena, N.K, Wang, B, Zhou, L, Soedjono, M, Ho, Y.S, Conceicao, V. HIV reservoirs in vivo and new strategies for possible eradication of HIV from the reservoir sites. HIV/AIDS - Research and Palliative Care. 2010; 2:103-22. Epub 2010 Jun 15. PMID: 22096389   [PubMed] PMCID: PMC3218690.

    Wu JQ, Ruth Sassé T, Wolkenstein G, Conceicao V, Miranda Saksena M, Soedjono M, Perera SS, Wang B, Dwyer DE, Saksena NK.Transcriptome analysis of primary monocytes shows global down-regulation of genetic networks in HIV viremic patients versus long-term non-progressors. Virology. 435(2):308-19. doi: 10.1016/j.virol.2012.10.026. 2013.

    Saksena NK, Conceicao V, Perera SS, and Wu J. Gene array data relevant to immunological and virological monitoring of human immunodeficiency virus type 1 infection. Curr Opin HIV AIDS 2013, 7 DOI:10 .1097/COH.0b013e32835ccae1

    Perera SS, Wang B, Damian A, Zhou L, Mathlo K, Conceicao V, Gupta P and Saksena NK., Microarrays 2016, 5(2), 14; doi:10.3390/microarrays5020014. Retrospective proteomic analysis of cellular immune responses and protective correlates of p24 vaccination in an HIV elite controller using antibody arrays.

    Viviane N da Conceicao, Wayne B Dyer, Kaushal Gandhi, Priyanka Gupta, Nitin K Saksena Molecular and Cellular Therapies 2014, Apr 3;2:11. doi: 10.1186/2052-8426-2-11. Genome-wide analysis of primary peripheral blood mononuclear cells from HIV + patients-pre-and post- HAART show immune activation and inflammation the main drivers of host gene expression.

    Pramod Sukumaran, Yuyang Sun, Fredice Quenum Zangbede, Viviane Nascimento da Conceicao, Bibhuti Mishra, Brij B. Singh. FASEB BioAdvances, 2018, Oct 1:40-50. doi: 10.1096/fba.1021. TRPC1 expression and function inhibit ER stress and cell death in salivary gland cells.

    Viviane Nascimento Da Conceicao, Yuyang Sun, Emily K. Zboril, Jorge J. De la Chapa, Brij B. Singh. Journal of Cell Science. 2019, Nov. jcs.237610 doi: 10.1242/jcs.237610. Loss of Ca2+ entry via Orai-TRPC1 induces ER stress that initiates immune activation in macrophage cells.

    Yuyang Sun, Viviane Nascimento Da Conceicao, Naseem Ahamad, Muniswamy Madesh, Brij B Singh. Current Opinion in Physiology, 2020, Jul. DOI: Spatial localization of SOCE channels and its modulators regulate neuronal physiology and contributes to pathology.