Sandro Jose de Souza, Ph.D.

Title
Professor of Bioinformatics
Department
Brain Institute
Institution
UFRN
Address
Av. Nascimento de Castro
2155 - 59056-450 - Natal / RN - Brazil
City
Sao Paulo
Country
Brazil
Phone
84 3215-2709
E-mail
sandro[at]neuro.ufrn.br
Website
www.neuro.ufrn.br
Research Field
Computational Biology
Award Year
1995
Country Of Origin
Brazil
Mentor Name
Walter Gilbert, Ph.D.

Research

My group is particularly interested in genomics and bioinformatics. In the last few years, we have capitalized on the availability of next-generation sequencing technologies to address issues related to cancer genomics and molecular evolution. One particular field of interest is the surfaceome, a term coined by us to describe the collection of genes coding for cell surface proteins. We have provided the first catalog of the human surfaceome and have identified several new targets for diagnosis and therapy in a variety of human tumors.