Maria do Rosário Ferreira da Costa Faro
Lab Manager
Group at CNC

Born in Funchal, got a first degree in Biology and a Masters in Cell Biology, Faculty of Science and Technology, University of Coimbra. She was a PhD student at the Botany Department of FCTUC and teaching assistant at the University of Aveiro. She also did research work at the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at UMass, Amherst, USA. Since 2002 is a Research Technician at CNC.



Area of Research: 

Molecular Biology, DNA cloning

Research Summary: 
Selected Publications: 

Lufrano, D., Faro, R., Castanheira, P., Parisi, G., Veríssimo, P., Vairo-Cavalli, S., Simões, I & Faro, C. (2012). Molecular cloning and characterization of procirsin, an active aspartic protease precursor from Cirsium vulgare (Asteraceae). Phytochemistry, 81, 7-18.

Simões I, Faro R, Bur D, Kay J, Faro C. Shewasin A, an active pepsin homolog from the bacterium Shewanella amazonensis. (2011) FEBS J. 278:3177-86

Simões, I., Faro, MR, Bur, D. and Faro, C. (2007) Characterization of recombinant CDR1, an Arabidopsis aspartic protease involved in disease resistance J. Biol. Chem. 282: 31358-65

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