Associate Prof. Maria Aparecida Visconti

Main focus of my laboratory is the investigation of the transduction of melanotropic hormone signals in vertebrate pigment cells, analysing the intracellular pathways activated by the different hormones. There is an emphasis on evolutionary aspects and we try to evaluate the similarity of this transduction using several experimental approaches in pigment cells of different models such as erythrophoroma, melanomas and melanophores of fishes.