Pedro A. F. Galante

Computer Science, Life Sciences

Molecular scientist Pedro Galante, earned his degree and doctorate in biochemistry from the University of São Paulo. Following his studies, he undertook a post-doctoral fellowship at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, affiliated with Harvard Medical School in the USA. In addition to maintaining his health through regular exercise, Pedro has a passion for woodworking. This hobby has not only served as a creative outlet but has also contributed to the decor of his home, where he resides with his wife and two children. Currently, Pedro holds a senior research position at the Instituto Sírio-Libanês de Ensino e Pesquisa, located within the Sírio-Libanês Hospital in São Paulo. Outside of his professional commitments, Pedro dedicates his weekends entirely to his family. During this time, he swaps his scientist hat for a chef’s apron, taking charge of the kitchen in his household.


mRNA Retrocopies: Unveiling a novel source of genetic innovation
Science / Life Sciences

The emergence of new genes plays a pivotal role in expressing unique phenotypic traits observed in different species or cells. This project aims to investigate this genesis, focusing on the retroduplication of coding mRNAs and their potential implications for our species and various diseases, including cancer.

Amount invested

R$ 100,000.00

Open Calls

Science Call 1
  • Topics
  • câncer
  • Genetics
  • mRNA
  • Pathology
  • Phenotypic traits