• 414 Citations
  • 12 h-Index

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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

  • 414 Citations
  • 12 h-Index
  • 16 Article
  • 1 Chapter

Kinase inhibitor screening in self-assembled human protein microarrays

Festa, F. & Labaer, J., Oct 2019, In : Journal of Visualized Experiments. 2019, 152, e59886.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
  • The Human Transient Receptor Potential Melastatin 2 Ion Channel Modulates ROS Through Nrf2

    Bao, L., Festa, F., Freet, C. S., Lee, J. P., Hirschler-Laszkiewicz, I. M., Chen, S. J., Keefer, K. A., Wang, H. G., Patterson, A. D., Cheung, J. Y. & Miller, B. A., Dec 1 2019, In : Scientific reports. 9, 1, 14132.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 2 Scopus citations

    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
  • 13 Scopus citations

    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

    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
  • 25 Scopus citations


    40 Under 40

    Festa, Fernanda (Recipient), 2013

    Prize: Honorary award