Home Institution: Emory University
Fellowship Site: Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Fellowship Project: Biomarkers of Plasmodium vivax Malaria Severity in the Brazilian Amazon
Fernando Val is natural from Manaus, capital city of Amazonas state, has a bachelor’s degree in Physical Therapy granted by the University of São Paulo (FMRP-USP, 2010). Has spent a year with clinical practice and doing research in cardiovascular rehabilitation at the Exercise Physiology Laboratory (Cardiology Department) and the Clinics Hospital in Ribeirão Preto-SP (HCFMRP-USP, 2011 – 12). Has worked for two years (2012 – 14) with infectious diseases in the intensive care unit (ICU) at the Fundação de Medicina Tropical Doutor Heitor Vieira Dourado (FMT-HVD) in Manaus, Brazil. Is currently a graduate student (PhD level) at the University of Amazonas State (UEA-AM), interested in host-pathogen interaction in malaria. Is also member of the International Center on Malaria Clinical Research (CIPCliM), coordinating clinical trials in antimalarials and collaborating in malaria and HIV research with the local group and abroad.