Glaucia Furtado, PhD
Dr. Glaucia Furtado is an Associate Professor at the Precision Immunology Institute at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. She received her Ph.D. from the Universidade de São Paulo in Brazil, and did her postdoctoral training at New York University. Her postdoctoral work identified IL-2 as a critical molecule for regulatory T cell function. At Mount Sinai she developed a research program focusing on the role of chemokines and cytokines in immune cell migration to the CNS and other tissues. She has shown that chemokines, cytokines and microbiota play an important role in the formation and function of tertiary lymphoid structures in conditions such as thyroiditis, diabetes and inflammatory bowel disease. Her current work focus on understanding the role of IL-23 and its downstream cytokines in neonates and adults.