Post-Doctoral Research Scientist

Warren A. Vieria, PhD

Post-Doctoral Research Scientist

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Areas of Expertise

Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, Regeneration, Macrophages, Stem Cells, Malaria

Degrees

PhD Molecular Biology (2015) – The Department of Hematology and Molecular Medicine, the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa.
MSc (cum laude): Anatomy with Specialization in Cell Biology (2010) – The Department of Anatomy, the University of Pretoria, South Africa.
BSc Hons (cum laude): Cell Biology (2009) – The Department of Anatomy, the University of Pretoria, South Africa.
BSc (cum laude): Biochemistry and Zoology (2008) – Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, South Africa.

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Additional Information

Warren Vieira, a post-doctoral fellow from South Africa, is the newest addition to the McCusker Lab, located in the Integrated Sciences Complex of UMass Boston. His research, like that of the other members of the lab, broadly focuses on understanding the molecular mechanisms involved in organ regeneration in adults. He will make use of the Mexican Axolotl (Ambystoma mexicanum) as a model organism, due to members of this species being able to faithfully regenerate various body structures (such as limbs) throughout their lives. By employing an array of molecular, cellular and biochemical techniques he will be working towards elucidating the mechanisms underlaying the reprogramming of axolotl cells in response to amputation so that an integrated regenerate can be formed.