Célia Carlini

Celia Regina R. S. Carlini

Position: Principal Investigator - Head of LaNeurotox

E-mail: celia.carlini@pucrs.br

Vínculo Profissional:

Senior Reseacher – Brain Institute – Pontifical University of Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS)

Full Professor, Dept. Biophysics, UFRGS (retired)

Member of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences (elected 2009, Biological Sciences section)

Productivity in Research Fellow- level IA, CNPq

Research Lines:
Ureases – structural aspects
Ureases - non-catalytic properties
Plant Ureases
Microbial Ureases as Virulence factors
Ureases in the Soil

Academic Background:

Academic Degree: 
Biomedical Sciences (1978, UNIFESP-EPM)
Molecular Biology (1981, UNIFESP-EPM)
Molecular Biology (1985, UNIFESP-EPM)
Post-doctoral training:
Center for Insect Science, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ (1993-1995) – supervisor: Dr. Michael Wells


  • To understand how structural features of proteins reflect in their biological properties using UREASES as models.
  • To develop biotechnological application of toxic proteins based on the knowledge of their structure versus activity relationships.
  • To train highly qualified personnel at the M.Sc. and Ph.D. levels to help improving the social-economical status of our country.

Curriculum: http://lattes.cnpq.br/5587901760491970