Group Members


Natalia Ruggeri Barbaro

Former Post-Doctoral Fellow

PhD in Pharmacology, Unicamp, Brazil
natalia.barbaro [ at ]

Research Interests:

  • Immune system
  • Hypertension
  • Prediction peptide-MHC binding
  • T-cell receptor
  • Protein-protein interaction



Co-mentored by Dr. David G. Harrison (Harrison Lab)



Project Description:


My scientific career thus far has been involved in investigating the immune mechanism of hypertension. A critical barrier to improve high blood pressure treatment is lack of knowledge regarding the molecular mechanisms initiating the immune response in this disease. I am currently working in the development of a computational tool for medium-throughput screening of peptides with unnatural amino acids. Using this new tool, I am looking to study the interactions of MHC-I complex with neo-antigens by testing MHC-I/T-cell receptor studies.



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