Mariana obtained a Bachelor's Degree in Biological Sciences at Federal Rural University of Rio de Janeiro-UFRRJ (2003-2007). A Master's Degree in Veterinary Science at UFRRJ with the study of biochemical effects of Euphorbia splendes var. hisloppi on the metabolism and physiology of Biomphalaria glabrata infected and not infected by Schistosoma mansoni (2008 – 2010). A PhD in Veterinary Science, UFRRJ, in the field of Parasitology, Thesis’s topic: Angiostrongylus cantonensis (Nematoda): comparative study of the effects of infection on the metabolism of Biomphalaria straminea and Biomphalaria tenagophila (Mollusca) (2012 – 2016). Mariana’s expertise relies on physiology and biochemistry of the host-parasite relationship in the models of molluscs-trematodes / nematodes of importance in public and veterinary health. Additionally, Mariana received training and improvement in molecular biology (proteomics and transcriptomics) at the Laboratory of Ecology and Evolution of Parasite-Host Interactions, Université de Perpignan Via Domitia, France Mitta (2015). Currently, Mariana is occupying a postdoctoral position in the study of host-parsite relationship with proteomic, RNAseq and immunological approach in the project: Compatibility of polymorphism between Biomphalaria glabrata / Schistosoma mansoni of endemic areas in Brazil. The project is a collaborative study between the Laboratory of Biophysics - UFRRJ and the National Reference Laboratory in Schistosomiasis-Malacology-FIOCRUZ / RJ, Brazil, also supported by the Laboratory of Ecology and Evolution of Parasite-Host Interactions, Université de Perpignan Via Domitia.
proteomics, host-parasite relationship and transcriptomics