Warlley Rosa Cunha, MS

Cunha

warlleyrcunha@wayne.edu

  • B.S. in Biotechnology from the Federal University of Uberlândia, Brazil
  • M.S. in Pharmaceutical Sciences from the Federal University of Ouro Preto, Brazil

  • Currently a Ph.D. student in the MGG program

I received my B.S. in Biotechnology from the Federal University of Uberlândia, where I conducted research on phycocyanin synthesis and photofermentation processes. This research involved exploring different culture media to optimize the production of metabolites from cyanobacteria and non-sulfur purple bacteria. Afterwards, I achieved my M.S. in Pharmaceutical Sciences from the Federal University of Ouro Preto, focusing on the impact of gene polymorphisms on blood pressure control among individuals with hypertension. My master's research centered on studying the ADIPOQ and NOS3 gene polymorphisms, investigating their effects on blood pressure regulation and the implications for hypertensive patients. Throughout my academic journey, I have developed a broad skill set that includes electrophoresis, DNA and RNA extraction, PCR, real-time qPCR, molecular diagnostics, and bioinformatics. I am particularly interested in the role of noncoding RNAs, such as lncRNAs, in regulating gene expression and their potential as therapeutic targets in cardiovascular disease. My expertise extends to data analysis and interpretation, with a strong emphasis on gene-gene interactions and the use of computational tools to elucidate complex biological pathways.