Danilo Ciccone Miguel

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Cargo: Professor Doutor II

PhD, University of São Paulo

Dep. BIOLOGIA ANIMAL, IB, Unicamp, Campinas, SP



  • Biomedical

Research lines

  • Parasites and environmental health
  • Organization and functioning of organisms

Personal presentation

BSc - University of Sao Paulo (2005) PhD in Parasitology - University of Sao Paulo (2011). Research Associate - UMD, USA (2011-2013). Assistant Professor at UNICAMP, Campinas-SP, Brazil.

Research activities

My main interest in basic research is focused on understanding the mechanisms that allow Leishmania to survive in the intracellular environment. In our Lab, we also study the efficacy of several compounds aiming at the discovery of novel/repurposed drugs for leishmaniasis treatment. https://www.unicamp.br/unicamp/ju/noticias/2021/06/16/qual-e-o-impacto-da-covid-19-nas-doencas-tropicais-negligenciadas

Teaching activities

My lectures are focused on "Contemporary Parasitology" and "Biology of Parasite-Host Interactions" for undergraduate and graduate students at UNICAMP.

Selected Publications

Alcântara, Laura M.; Ferreira, Thalita C.S.; Gadelha, Fernanda R.; miguel, Danilo C.; Challenges in drug discovery targeting TriTryp diseases with an emphasis on leishmaniasis. International Journal for Parasitology-Drugs and Drug Resistance, v.8, p. 430-439, 2018 [ doi:10.1016/j.ijpddr.2018.09.006 ]

Minori, K.; Rosa, L. B.; Bonsignori, R.; Casini, A.; miguel, D. C.; Comparing the antileishmanial activity of gold(I) and gold(III) compounds in L. amazonensis and L. braziliensis in vitro. ChemMedChem, v.2020, p. 01-08, 2020 [ doi:10.1002/cmdc.202000536 ]

miguel, Danilo C.; Brioschi, Mariana B.C.; Rosa, Leticia B.; Minori, Karen; Grazzia, Nathalia; The impact of COVID-19 on neglected parasitic diseases: what to expect?. TRENDS IN PARASITOLOGY, v.37, p. 694-, 2021 [ doi:10.1016/j.pt.2021.05.003 ]

Mendes, B.; Minori, K.; Consonni, S. R.; Andrews, N. W.; miguel, D. C.; Causative agents of American Tegumentary Leishmaniasis are able to infect 3T3-L1 adipocytes in vitro. Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology, v.12, p. 1-8, 2022 [ doi:10.3389/fcimb.2022.824494 ]

Brioschi, Mariana B.C.; Coser, Elizabeth M.; Coelho, Adriano C.; Gadelha, Fernanda R.; miguel, Danilo C.; Models for cytotoxicity screening of antileishmanial drugs: what has been done so far?. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ANTIMICROBIAL AGENTS, v.2022, p. 106612-, 2022 [ doi:10.1016/j.ijantimicag.2022.106612 ]