Laboratory of Autoimmunity and Immunopharmacology (LAIF) is focused on the understanding of the immunological and biochemical mechanisms in the pathophysiology of immune‐mediated inflammatory diseases (e.g. multiple sclerosis, inflammatory skin disorders, inflammatory bowel diseases, arthritis and others), inflammatory and neuropathic pain, and neurological disorders. To this aim, we use different murine disease models, behavioral protocols, molecular biology techniques and immunoassays , cell culture, in vitro and in silico assays. Moreover, our team is concentrated on the identification of new therapeutic targets of clinical interest, and discovery of synthetic and/or natural compounds that can be pharmacologically effective in the treatment of diseases.


Prof. Rafael Cypriano Dutra, MSc, PhD

Profª. Francielly Andressa Felipetti, MSc, PhD