Sara B. Salazar
PhD Student

Research Activities

Unveiling of new molecular mechanisms of azole resistance in the highly tolerant Candida glabrata species; Study of the molecular and physiologic mechanisms of adaptation to the vaginal tract by C. glabrata, with emphasis in the study of weak organic acid at low pH tolerance; Study of Candida species epidemiology in the area of central Lisbon; Study of new compounds with antifungal properties; Comparative genomics and genome annotation.

Selected Publications

Marques L, Alves MM, Eugénio S, Salazar SB, Pedro N, Grenho L, Mira NP, Fernandes MH and Montemor MF (2018) Potential anti-cancer and anti-Candida activity of Zn-derived foams, Journal of Materials Chemistry B, 6, 2821-2830, doi:10.1039/C7TB02726E

Alves MM, Marques LM, Nogueira I, Santos CF, Salazar SB, Eugénio S, Mira NP and Montemor F (2018) In silico, in vitro and antifungal activity of the surface layers formed on zinc upon this biomaterial degradation, Applied Surface Science 447: 401-407, doi: 10.1016/j.apsusc.2018.03.164

Salazar SB, Wang C, Musterkotter M, Okamoto M., Takahashi-Nakagchi A, Chibana H, Lopes M, Güldener U, Butler G and Mira N (2018) Comparative genomic and transcriptomic analyses unveil novel features of azole resistance and adaptation to the human host in Candida glabrata, FEMS Yeast Res. 1;18(1), doi: 10.1093/femsyr/fox079

Bernardo R, Cunha DV, Wang C, Pereira L, Silva S, Salazar SB, Schroeder MS, Okamoto M, Takahashi-Nakaguchi A, Chibana H, Aoyoama T, Sá-Correia I, Azeredo J, Butler G and Mira NP (2017) The CgHaa1-regulon mediates response and tolerance to acetic acid stress in the human pathogen Candida glabrata, G3: Genes, Genomes and Genetics, 7: 1-18, doi: 10.1534/g3.116.034660

Cunha D*, Salazar SB*, Lopes MM and Mira NP (2017) Mechanistic insights underlying tolerance to acetic acid stress in vaginal Candida glabrata isolates, Frontiers in Microbiology, 8: 259,  doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2017.00259


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