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Research interests

Dr. Fernanda Festa has focused her career in the use of genomics and proteomics approaches to study cancer cell biology, to understand the molecular mechanism for cancer progression and to identify new drug targets that could be used for the treatment of cancer patients. Currently, she is working with pediatric and adult neuronal tumors, including neuroblastoma and glioblastoma, to identify novel mechanisms through which oxidative stress and calcium entry mediated by the ion channel TRPM2 (Transient receptor potential melastatin 2) increases drug resistance, cell proliferation and tumor progression.

Education/Academic qualification

Postdoctoral Fellowship, Arizona State University

Jun 2007Jun 2014

Postdoctoral Fellowship, Harvard Medical School

Mar 2007Jun 2009

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, PhD, Universidade de Sao Paulo, Brazil

Aug 2002Mar 2007

Molecular Science (Honors) and Biology/Health Sciences, BS, Universidade de Sao Paulo, Brazil

Feb 1998Jun 2002

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Research Output 2004 2019

  • 401 Citations
  • 11 h-Index
  • 15 Article
  • 1 Chapter

Kinase Inhibitor Screening In Self-assembled Human Protein Microarrays

Festa, F. & Labaer, J., Oct 23 2019, In : Journal of visualized experiments : JoVE. 152

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Protein Array Analysis
9 Citations (Scopus)

Ibrutinib inhibition of ERBB4 reduces cell growth in a WNT5A-dependent manner

Rauf, F., Festa, F., Park, J. G., Magee, M., Eaton, S., Rinaldi, C., Betanzos, C. M., Gonzalez-Malerva, L. & Labaer, J., Apr 1 2018, In : Oncogene. 37, 17, p. 2237-2250 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Cell Line
Protein Array Analysis
Medical Oncology

Mass spectrometry and protein array for environment

Spera, R., Belmonte, L., Festa, F., Pechkova, E., Chong, S., Labaer, J. & Nicolinia, C., Jan 1 2014, Nanobiotechnology in Energy, Environment and Electronics: Methods and Applications. Pan Stanford Publishing Pte. Ltd., p. 243-278 36 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Electronics engineering
Protein Array Analysis
Electronics industry
Energy management
Energy resources
24 Citations (Scopus)

Measurement of small molecule binding kinetics on a protein microarray by plasmonic-based electrochemical impedance imaging

Liang, W., Wang, S., Festa, F., Wiktor, P., Wang, W., Magee, M., Labaer, J. & Tao, N., Oct 7 2014, In : Analytical chemistry. 86, 19, p. 9860-9865 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Microscopic examination
Imaging techniques
30 Citations (Scopus)

A versatile protein microarray platform enabling antibody profiling against denatured proteins

Wang, J., Barker, K., Steel, J., Park, J., Saul, J., Festa, F., Wallstrom, G., Yu, X., Bian, X., Anderson, K. S., Figueroa, J. D., Labaer, J. & Qiu, J., Jun 1 2013, In : Proteomics - Clinical Applications. 7, 5-6, p. 378-383 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Protein Array Analysis
HeLa Cells


40 Under 40

Fernanda Festa (Recipient), 2013

Prize: Honorary award