Originally from Belo Horizonte - Brazil, Pollyana is Graduated in Nutrition and earned her MSc and PhD in Biological Sciences (Physiology) from the Federal University of Minas Gerais (2012, 2016). During her doctorate, she was internship in the laboratory of Prof. Mark Slevin at Manchester Metropolitan University (UK). Currently, she is a postdoctoral fellow at the Universidade de Campinas (UNICAMP) – SP/ Brazil (Laboratory of Immunoinflammation) and Visiting Research Scholar at Byndloss Lab. She is interested in investigating: diet, microbiota and host interactions, mucosal immunology, and intestinal stem cells physiology. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, reading books and meeting with friends and family.