Lopes, M. Beatriz S.

M. Lopes

M. Beatriz S. Lopes

Primary Appointment

Professor, Pathology

Contact Information

PO Box 800214
OMS 4808
Telephone: 924-9175
Email: msl2e@virginia.edu
Website: http://www.healthsystem.virginia.edu/internet/pathology/Faculty/lopes.cfm

Research Interests

Brain neoplasms, pituitary pathology

Research Description

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.

Selected Publications