Lopes, M. Beatriz S.
PO Box 800214
Brain neoplasms, pituitary pathology
My research interests focus on three major areas: 1- Hypothalamic, pituitary and peripheral interactions in the pathogenesis of pituitary adenomas; 2 - Refinement of the morphologic and immunohistochemical techniques for histogenetic classification and grading of brain tumors; 3 - Mechanisms of astroglial activation in the setting of brain injury and astrocytic tumors regarding growth factors/growth factor receptors activation and proteinase/proteinase inhibitors activity. Experimental techniques include cell culture, immunohistochemistry, immunoelectron microscopy and in situ hybridization techniques.