Fernando Lopes

Assistant Professor

T: TBD  |  fernando.lopes [at] mcgill.ca (Email)  |  Parasitology Building, P-114  |   @flopes77

Degrees

BSc Kinesiology / Centro Universitario de Belo Horizonte – Brazil
MSc Cell Biology / Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais – Brazil
PhD Cell Biology / Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais - Brazil

Short Bio

Dr. Fernando Lopes received his Ph.D. in Cell Biology from the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil under Dr. Vanessa Pinho researching the role of neutrophil-derived reactive oxygen species in the resolution of inflammation using a model of rheumatoid arthritis. While completing his postdoctoral training at the University of Calgary under the supervision of Dr. Derek McKay, he specialized in helminth-host immunological crosstalk in chronic inflammatory gastrointestinal diseases and arthritis. As a new assistant professor in the Institute of Parasitology, he explores the role of helminth components in modulating the immunometabolism of immune cells to promote inflammation resolution in inflammatory diseases. Dr. Lopes also focuses on characterizing the metabolic requirements of myeloid cells during transmigration to inflammatory loci.

Awards and Recognitions

CIHR Institute of Nutrition, Metabolism and Diabetes (INMD) and the Canadian Association of Gastroenterology (CAG) – Postdoctoral Fellowship
Alberta Innovates Health Solutions - Postdoctoral Fellowship
CNPq (National Council of Research), Brazil - Postdoctoral Fellowship

Active Affiliations

Animal Care Committee

Research Interests

To understand the relationship between parasite infections and lower incidence of inflammation by studying the energy requirements of immune system cells during inflammation.

Current Research

To explore the role of helminth components in modulating the immunometabolism of immune cells to promote inflammation resolution in inflammatory conditions.

  • Helmith modulation of bioenergetics of myeloid cells
  • Metabolic kinetics of neutrophils during inflammatory responses

Publications

View a list of current publications.