Cristina Maria Leitão de Carvalho
Cristina Carvalho serves as Associated Professor of Toxicology at Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Lisbon and as a member of Research Institute for Medicines (iMed.ULisboa). Her research interests include the study of the molecular mechanisms of mercury toxicity and the environmental and human risk assessment to mercury exposure. Her group has been working in 1) the importance of the thioredoxin system in human health and disease (e.g. cancer); 2) selenium and selenoproteins as antagonists of mercury toxic effects; 3) exposure assessment of populations at risk of mercury; 4) the contribution of bacteria for mercury biogeochemistry; 5) identification of targets and mercury biomarkers.