Juliana completed her BSc in Biology at UNESP (Brazil) during which she received the Science Without Borders grant that facilitated a year studying at the University of York (UK). Her BSc project resulted in her first research paper on the effects of triclosan on the activation of hepatic fibroblasts. During her Master’s in Molecular Biology at Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Belgium), she gained interest in immunology and cell-cell interactions studying the dynamics of the brain immune system in the development of infection-induced inflammation.
Juliana received her Ph.D. from the University of Liverpool (UK) on immune-oncology. Her work focused on identifying and targeting a macrophage-derived molecule responsible for shaping the tumour microenvironment in the metastatic liver of pancreatic cancer. Following her interest in addressing the therapeutic challenges of cancer biology, she joined the Grey Lab in York as a Postdoctoral Research Associate in May 2023 to study how protein homeostasis modulates AML development and relapse.