Katia Calp Gondim, Ph.D.

Title
Associate Professor
Department
Department of Biochemistry
Institution
Federal University of Rio de Janeiro
Address
Av. Bauhinia, 400 - CCS - Bloc. H, 2 andar, sl 31
Ilha do Fundao
City
Rio de Janeiro
Country
Brazil
E-mail
katia[at]bioqmed.ufrj.br
Website
http://www.bioqmed.ufrj.br/conteudo_view.asp?id=231
Research Field
Biochemistry; Cell Biology
Award Year
1995
Country Of Origin
Brazil
Mentor Name
Michael A. Wells, Ph.D.

Research

My group studies different aspects of lipid metabolism in the blood-sucking insect Rhodnius prolixus, a vector of Chagas disease. We are interested in describing how lipids from blood meal are metabolized, the pathways that are involved in this process, and how they are regulated. We also study proteins that bind and transport lipids, both inside cells, and in the hemolymph, between organs.