Despite common belief, the involvement of the immune system in health goes well beyond fighting harmful invaders. Our view of its roles has been continuously expanding to include other conditions such as degenerative diseases, obesity and cancer. Therefore, it is crucial to characterise its exact involvement in these and other health-related processes in order to assess how the immune system could be harnessed to promote health and wellbeing.


Read more about our research HERE

Main Interests

The role of cross-talk between neurons of the peripheral nervous system and the immune system in the prevention and resolution of disease.


Genetic, molecular and cellular approaches, flow cytometry, confocal microscopy and in vivo models of disease

Models and Regions

Rodents / Mucosal barriers, such as the intestine and the lung.

Want to join our lab?




Champalimaud Foundation

Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown

Avenida Brasília, 1400-038 Lisbon, Portugal

T (+351) 210 480 200