Meet our authors:
Prof. Ester Sabino earned both a degree in medicine and a PhD in immunology at the University of São Paulo (USP). After completing her PhD, she worked as a postdoctoral fellow at the Irwin Memorial Blood Center (IMBC, USA). From 2015 to 2019, she served as the director of the Institute of Tropical Medicine at USP, and she is currently an Associate Professor at the Department of Infectious Diseases of the USP School of Medicine; the Principal Investigator of the NIH "Recipient Epidemiology and Donor Evaluation Study-IV-Pediatric" and "Sao Paulo- Minas Gerais Neglected Tropical Disease Research Center for Biomarker Discovery" projects; the Coordinator (Principal Investigator) of the São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) Research Partnership for Technology Innovation Program (PITE) project "A translational study for the identification, characterization and validation of severity biomarkers in arboviral infections"; and the FAPESP/Medical Research Council (MRC) Brazil-UK Centre for Arbovirus Discovery, Diagnosis, Genomics and Epidemiology (CADDE) project funded by the MRC (UK) and the FAPESP. Her main research areas include transfusion safety, HIV, Chagas disease, arboviruses, and sickle-cell anemia.