Dr Ana Rabello

Nationality: Brazilian

Dr Ana Rabello is medical doctor, with PhD in Tropical Medicine from the Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil in 1994. Since 1989 she has been a research scientist at the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz), in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, current head of the Laboratory of Clinical Research in Infectious Diseases. She also coordinates the Leishmaniasis Clinical Reference Center at the Fiocruz unit, where she also teaches and is a supervisor of the Post-graduate Programme of Health Sciences and of the Post-graduate Programme of Public Health.

Her main research interests are control measures for leishmaniasis, experimental and clinical therapy for leishmaniasis, Leishmania/HIV coinfection, diagnosis of leishmaniasis and schistosomiasis. She has published over 95 articles in peer-reviewed journals. Dr Rabello has been the recipient since 1996 of a Scholarship in Research Productivity from the Brazilian National Council Research. From 2009 to 2012, she coordinated the Fiocruz Programme for Technological Development for Public Health and the Fiocruz Network of Clinical Research. She has also been, since 2012, the coordinator of the Programme for Innovation for Diagnosis and Drugs for Neglected Diseases of Fiocruz and DNDi, in partnership with the Secretariat of Science, Technology and Strategic Inputs/Brazilian Ministry of Health.

Participation in TDR’s scientific committees:
  • 2001 – 2005. Member of Diagnostics Research and Development Committee
  • 2005 – 2009: Chairperson of the Research Capacity Group Scientific Committee
  • 2009 – 2011: Chairperson of the Business Line Drug Development for Helmiths and other Neglected Diseases


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