Dr. Etyene received her M.S. in Basic Pharmacology in 2000 from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. In 2006, she earned her Ph.D. in Pharmacology and Medicinal Chemistry from the same institution. Dr. Etyene joined the Laboratory of Infection Diseases at University of California San Francisco for her two years postdoctoral fellowship (2012-2014). Back to Brazil, became principal investigator at Federal Fluminense University. Nowadays, she is an Associate Professor and Leader Investigator of The Biofilm-Related Infections Laboratory at Federal Fluminense University, Nova Friburgo, Brazil.
Physiology of Staphylococcal biofilms and biofilm-associated infection; Animal models for pathogenesis studies of infection diseases: Endocarditis, Osteomyelitis, Prosthetic Joint infection, Skin infections and Pneumonia; Molecular mechanisms of adhesive matrix molecules (MSCRAMMs) as targets to Staphylococci therapeutics; Anti-inflammatory and analgesic in vivo screening models; Immunopharmacology in vivo assays.