Dr. Moreira is a professional with broad international experience in research in both public and private sectors. Graduated in Pharmacy and Biochemistry, she holds a master and a PhD degrees in Biological Sciences (Molecular Biology) from the Universidade Federal de São Paulo in collaboration with the University of Michigan (2002).
She has experience in the field of immunology, with emphasis on validation of diagnostic tests for infectious diseases. Worked on projects at UFRJ in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in improving the infrastructure of laboratories in Mozambique and in studies of HIV prevalence in Angola. Worked in the implementation of genetic tests that use the technique of dry spot in the collection of biological samples for laboratory analysis. Proven ability in both qualitative and quantitative scientific research working in Africa, North America and Brazil. Fluent in English and Portuguese.
At present, she is a project coordinator and scientific advisor at Instituto Alana/ Alana Foundation in the field of Down syndrome.