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Dr Heloisa Alves


Dr. Heloisa Alves is currently appointed as a Research Assistant at the Perkins Cancer Biobank, part of the Translational Cancer Research Program at the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research. She earned a BSc in Pharmacy in 2014, followed by a PhD in Health Sciences from the Interdisciplinary Program in Health Sciences at Cruzeiro do Sul University, Brazil, in 2018. During her doctoral study, she spent a year at Curtin University’s School of Biomedical Sciences in 2017.

Dr. Alves commenced her tenure at the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research in 2022 and later joined the Perkins Cancer Biobank team in 2023. Her primary responsibilities include biobanking and biospecimen processing for downstream genomics applications.

Throughout her career, Dr. Alves has actively participated in a broad array of research initiatives, reflecting her commitment to advancing multiple scientific projects. Her valuable contributions underscore her dedication and willingness to support a wide range of scientific pursuits.


Passos ME, Alves HHO, Momesso CM, Faria FG, Murata G, Cury-Boaventura MF, Hatanaka E, Massao-Hirabara S, Gorjão R. 2016. ‘Differential effects of palmitoleic acid on human lymphocyte proliferation and function.’ Lipids Health Dis. 15(1):217. [NCBI PubMed entry].

Santos VC, Sierra APR, Oliveira R, Caçula KG, Momesso CM, Sato FT, Caçula KG, Momesso CM, Sato FT, Silva MBB, de Oliveira HH, Passos MEP, de Souza DR, Gondim OS, Benetti M, Levada-Pires AC, Ghorayeb N, Kiss MAPDM, Gorjão R, Pithon-Curi TC, Cury-Boaventura MF. 2016. ‘Marathon Race Affects Neutrophil Surface Molecules: Role of Inflammatory Mediators’. PLoS ONE 11(12): e0166687. [NCBI PubMed entry]

Dos Santos CMM, Diniz VLS, Bachi ALL, Dos Santos de Oliveira LC, Ghazal T, Passos MEP, de Oliveira HH, Murata G, Masi LN, Martins AR, Levada-Pires AC, Curi R, Hirabara SM, Sellitti DF, Pithon-Curi TC, Gorjão R. 2019. ‘Moderate physical exercise improves lymphocyte function in melanoma-bearing mice on a high-fat diet.’ Nutr Metab (Lond). 16:63. [NCBI PubMed entry]

Momesso dos Santos CM, Sato FT, Cury-Boaventura MF, Guirado-Rodrigues SH, Caçula KG, Gonçalves Santos CC, Hatanaka E, de Oliveira HH, Santos VC, Murata G, Borges-Silva CN, Hirabara SM, Pithon-Curi TC, Gorjão R. 2015. ‘Effect of regular circus physical exercises on lymphocytes in overweight children.’ PLoS One. 10(3):e0120262. [NCBI PubMed entry]

Merlin M, de Oliveira HH, Passos MEP, Momesso CM, Dos Santos de Oliveira LC, Santana JE, Levada-Pires AC, Hatanaka E, Massao-Hirabara S, Guaré R, Cury-Boaventura MF, Pithon-Curi TC, Gorjão R. 2020. ‘Relationship between children physical activity, inflammatory mediators and lymphocyte activation: possible impact of social isolation (COVID-19).’ Sport Sci Health. 17(2):431-439. [NCBI PubMed entry]

Carlessi R, Rowlands J, Ellison G, Alves HHO, Newsholme P, Mamotte C. 2019. ‘Glutamine deprivation induces metabolic adaptations associated with beta cell dysfunction and exacerbate lipotoxicity.’ Mol Cell Endocrinol. 491:110433. [NCBI PubMed entry]

Perez MM, Pessoa JS, Ciamponi AL, Diniz MB, Santos MTBR, Alves HHO, Gorjão R, Guaré RO. 2018. ‘Correlation of salivary immunoglobulin A with Body Mass Index and fat percentage in overweight/obese children.’ J Appl Oral Sci. 27:e20180088. [NCBI PubMed entry]

Lima BFA, Campos PH, Gorjão R, de Oliveira HH; dos Santos MTBR; Guaré RO. 2016. ‘Alterações fisiológicas e de erupção dentária na obesidade infantil / Physiological alteration and dental eruption in child obesity’. Rev. odontol. Univ. Cid. São Paulo (Online), 28(1): 50-57.

Passos MEP, Borges L, Dos Santos-Oliveira LC, Alecrim-Zeza AL, Lobato TB, de Oliveira HH, Santos CMM, Diniz VLS, Iser-Bem PN, Manoel R, Murata GM, Hirabara SM, Curi R, Pithon-Curi TC, Hatanaka E, Gorjao R. 2021. ‘Recreational Dance Practice Modulates Lymphocyte Profile and Function in Diabetic Women.’ Int J Sports Med. 42(8):749-759. [NCBI PubMed entry]

Teixeira RN, Dos Santos Leite G, Gorjao R, Palmeira P, Santos CMM, Zambonatto R, de Oliveira HH, Levada AC, Fiks IN, Carvalho CRF. 2018. ‘Immune and Inflammatory Response in Atopic Elite Endurance Athletes.’ Int J Sports Med. 39(9):720-725. [NCBI PubMed entry]

Gritte RB, Souza-Siqueira T, Borges da Silva E, Dos Santos de Oliveira LC, Cerqueira Borges R, Alves HHO, Masi LN, Murata GM, Gorjão R, Levada-Pires AC, Nogueira AC, Pithon-Curi TC, de Azevedo RB, Soriano FG, Curi R, Machado MCC. 2022. ‘Evidence for Monocyte Reprogramming in a Long-Term Postsepsis Study.’ Crit Care Explor. 4(8):e0734. [NCBI PubMed entry]

Gutierrez FA, Sierra AP, Silva ED, Santos VC, Benetti MP, Silva MB, Gondim OS, de Oliveria HH, Momesso CM, Gorjão R, Pesquero JB, Cury-Boaventura MF. 2020. ‘Genetic variation, inflammatory and muscle injury response in rugby players to different positions in the field.’ Gazz Med Ital – Arch Sci Med 179:59-66.

Zambonatto RF, Teixeira RN, Poma SO, da Silva EB, de Almeida MM, Leite GDS, Dos Santos CMM, Alves HHO, Gorjão R, Pithon-Curi TC, Carvalho CRF, Curi R, Levada-Pires AC. 2021. ‘Features of Neutrophils From Atopic and Non-Atopic Elite Endurance Runners.’ Front Immunol. 12:670763. [NCBI PubMed entry]

Santos-Oliveira LC, Silva EB, Gritte RB, Souza T, Borges RC, Alves HHO, Almeida MM, Poma SO, Diniz VLS, Nogueira A, Curi R, Soriano FG, Machado MCC, Levada-Pires A, Gorjao R. 2019. ‘Temporal profile of lymphocytes in patients during sepsis and in the course of one year after hospital discharge.’ FEBS OPEN BIO. 9:1 77-77.

Luiz LDN, Bachi ALL, Zambonatto RF, Silva EBD, Poma S, Santos VC, Amirato GR, Momesso CM, Passos MEP, Alves HHO, Lima DMD. 2018. ‘Effects of glutamine supplementation associated with moderate exercise in neutrophils function in elderly women.’ Imprensa da Universidade de Coimbra.

Barbosa AV, de Sousa LGO, Martins AR, Crisma AR, do Amaral CL, Masi LN, de Vasconcelos DAA, Nassr GNM, Passos ME, Alves HHO, do Santos CMM, Pires ACL, Boaventura MFC, Hatanaka E, Curi TCP, Curi R, Gorjão R, Hirabara SM. 2016. ‘Physical exercise associated with n-3 polyunsaturared fatty acid supplementarion partially reduce obesity and insulin resistance induced by high-fat diet in mice.’ Abstracts.