Veridiana Munford

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100px-Veri.jpg Graduated Biologist and licensed teacher by University of Santo Amaro (1991), Master (1996) and PhD (2007) in Biological Sciences (Microbiology) by University of São Paulo (USP). Since 1996 is a laboratory specialist in the Microbiology Department of the Institute of Biomedical Sciences- USP. Until 2009 she focused her activity in the laboratory of viral gastroenteritis. Currently is a collaborator in the DNA Repair Laboratory coordinated by Prof. Dr. Carlos Menck. As a laboratory specialist, she collaborates in projects of scientific investigation, with scientific, didactics and extension goals. In that way she contributes in gathering all the elements needed to allow research development, assisting in the technical orientation of undergraduate and graduate students.

Research Project

Collaborates with the projects related to identifying the genetic mutations responsible for the clinical features of Xeroderma Pigmentosum in Brazilian patients; understanding the DNA repair mechanisms affected by these mutations and the consequences of these alterations to the genomic stability and cancer development in these patients.


1: El Khoury AC, Mast TC, Ciarlet M, Markson L, Goveia MG, Munford V, Rácz ML. Projecting the effectiveness of RotaTeq® against rotavirus-related hospitalisations in Brazil. Mem Inst Oswaldo Cruz. 2011 Aug;106(5):541-5.
2: Caruzo TA, Brito WM, Munford V, Rácz ML. Molecular characterization of G and P-types bovine rotavirus strains from Goiás, Brazil: high frequency of mixed P-type infections. Mem Inst Oswaldo Cruz. 2010 Dec;105(8):1040-3.
3: Sáfadi MA, Berezin EN, Munford V, Almeida FJ, de Moraes JC, Pinheiro CF, Racz ML. Hospital-based surveillance to evaluate the impact of rotavirus vaccination in São Paulo, Brazil. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2010 Nov;29(11):1019-22.
4: Munford V, Gilio AE, de Souza EC, Cardoso DM, Cardoso DD, Borges AM, Costa PS, Melgaço IA, Rosa H, Carvalho PR, Goldani MZ, Moreira ED Jr, Santana C, El Khoury A, Ikedo F, Rácz ML. Rotavirus gastroenteritis in children in 4 regions in Brazil: a hospital-based surveillance study. J Infect Dis. 2009 Nov 1;200 Suppl 1:S106-13.
5. Munford, V. Souza, E.C2; Caruzo, T.A.R.1; Martinez, M.B.; Rácz, M.L.. Serological and molecular diversity of human rotavirus in São Paulo, Brazil. Braz. J. Microbiol. 2007, vol.38, n.3, pp. 459-466.
6: Coluchi N, Munford V, Manzur J, Vazquez C, Escobar M, Weber E, Mármol P, Rácz ML. Detection, subgroup specificity, and genotype diversity of rotavirus strains in children with acute diarrhea in Paraguay. J Clin Microbiol. 2002. May;40(5):1709-14.

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