Science communication

PUB Houston

During my postdoctoral studies at Rice University I have helped creating an association for Brazilian researchers and academics in the Houston area (PUB Houston), of which I am one of the coordinators since 2016. This group promotes monthly meetings, usually featuring two short talks and some additional time for networking and socialization. This group is supported by the Scibr Foundation, the Brazilian Student Association at Rice University (BRASA) and the Brasil@Rice office. In the role of PUB Houston coordinator, I have also participated in discussions and meetings organized by the Brazilian embassy in Washington D.C., aiming at mapping the Brazilian scientific diaspora. The long-term goal of these discussions is to find ways in which Brazilian researchers working abroad can help the development of education, science, technology and innovation in Brazil.

Blog postings and online articles

I am a permanent contributor of the Brazilian Society of Immunology Blog (SBlogI). Some of my most recent postings (in Portuguese) can be found (here). I have also been invited to write about vaccination and the anti-vaxx movement for the website of the Museum of Tomorrow (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil), and to write about cancer immunotherapy for the Brazilian website Where the world goes. These and other selected texts can be found here.

Book chapter translations

Human Molecular Genetics. Tom Strachan and Andrew Read.

  • Glossary and Index. Grupo A, 4th edition, 2013. ISBN: 9788565852517. Language: Portuguese. (sample: book intro)
  • Chapter 1. Nucleic Acid Structure and Gene Expression, pages 1–28. Grupo A, 4th ed. edition, 2013. ISBN: 9788565852517. Language: Portuguese. (pdf)
  • Chapter 10. Model Organisms, Comparative Genomics, and Evolution, pages 297–344. Grupo A, 4th ed. edition, 2013. ISBN: 9788565852517. Language: Portuguese.
  • Chapter 13. Human Genetic Variability and Its Consequences, pages 405–440. Grupo A, 4th ed. edition, 2013. ISBN: 9788565852517. Language: Portuguese.

Interviews, news articles, and profiles

Profile article for the Computer Science Department of Rice University.

Connecting Computing and Immunology, by Cintia Listenbee

Article on nomination for the School of Engineering’s Future Faculty Program.

Antunes, Bansal named as Future Faculty Fellows, by Patrick E. Kurp

Article on our project using resources from the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC)

SDSC’s Comet Supercomputer Helps Benchmark Cancer Immunotherapy Tool, by SDSC

Interview for the “Unconventional Computing Podcast”.

A podcast from the Computer Science Department of Rice University (other episodes).