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Department of Veterinary Medicine

Cambridge Veterinary School

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Milton Pereira

Milton Pereira

Inflammasome formation in Salmonella infections.

Supervisor: Clare E. Bryant


I completed my undergraduate degree in Pharmaceutical sciences (2012) and my MSc in Biochemistry (2014), both at the University of São Paulo, Brazil.

Throughout my career I focused on studying microorganisms with great impact in public health in developing countries, such as Escherichia coli and Trypanosoma cruzi.

Continuing with this line of research, in 2014 I began my PhD under the supervision of Professor Clare Bryant, studying cell signalling in the context of Salmonella infection.

Subject groups/Research projects

Infection and Immunity:

Research Interests

My main interest lies in studying the complex and often elegant dance between pathogen and host.

Focusing in neglected and tropical diseases, my goal is to understand how the host is capable of identifying numerous pathogen-associated molecular patterns and how those molecular cues are converted into a biological response.


  • Inflammasome
  • Innate Immunity
  • Microbiology
  • Cell signalling
  • Salmonella