Ph.D., M.S., Federal University of Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Brazil
B.S., University of Itauna, Minas Gerais, BrazilLanguages Spoken: Portuguese
Dr. Assis joined the LIR as a Visiting Fellow in early 2020. His research initially focused on understanding the regulatory mechanisms involved on B cell maturation during chronic HIV infection but since the pandemic, has focused on evaluating the correlates and potential determinants of immunity in response to SARS-CoV-2 mRNA-based vaccination. He has also implemented multiomic technologies to conduct comprehensive studies to assess the link between transcriptional status and clonal diversity of B cell populations in response to vaccination and viral infections.