Monday, April 25, 2022

DEI Speaker-Dr. Gustavo Silva, Duke University

12:15 PM to 1:15 PM

Med Sci I M3330

"Exploring Mechanisms to cope with Cellular (and Societal) Stress"

Dr. Gustavo Silva earned his B.S. and Ph.D. from the University of São Paulo, followed by a post-doctoral training in the Center for Genomics and Systems Biology at New York University. Dr. Silva joined the faculty ranks at Duke University in 2017 as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biology. His lab studies the regulation of protein synthesis by ubiquitination as a new tool to investigate cellular response to stress. Dr. Silva is a recipient NIH K99/R00 award and his current research is supported by a NIH R35 MIRA award. Dr. Silva is also an advocate for diversity, inclusion, and transformation in higher education. He participates in several mentoring programs to increase representation in STEM, is a member of the Minority Affairs Committee in the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB), is an ambassador for the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS), and is a co-founder and director of the Black Think Tank, a Provost-sponsored initiative to promote the advancement of black faculty at Duke.