Report Bruno Bezerril Andrade, MD, PhD members

Instituto Brasileiro para Investigação da Tuberculose (IBIT)

Brazil

Bruno Bezerril Andrade, MD, PhD, obtained his medical degree at the Federal University of Bahia (2005) and his PhD in human pathology at the Fundação Oswaldo Cruz (FIOCRUZ, 2009), Brazil. Has worked as a Visiting Fellow at the Laboratory of Parasitic Diseases, National Institutes of Health (NIH), from 2009 to 2014. Since 2015, Dr. Andrade has worked as Assistant Researcher at the FIOCRUZ and as Principal Investigator at the Brazilian Institute for Research in Tuberculosis, Fundação José Silveira, Brazil. He is also a Research Associate at NIH. Dr. Andrade is a clinical immunologist specialized in biomarker discovery. His research is focused on the inflammatory responses in human chronic infections. Specifically, his group is dedicated to identifying reliable host biomarkers that can predict susceptibility to infection and disease severity in TB and HIV. In addition, his research goals include identification of host molecules tightly linked to the pathogenesis of TB and HIV, which can be targeted in host-directed therapies. His research approaches combine epidemiological studies with immunological assays and heavy use of multivariate biostatistics modeling. Currently, Dr. Andrade is a site PI for RePORT Brazil and has several collaborations with other RePORT investigators in India and Brazil.