Short CV/Education and training

  • 1967 – 1976
    Lecturer, Department of Bacteriology and Immunology, Glasgow University, UK

  • 1976 – 1984
    Associate Member, Sloan Kettering Institute for Cancer Research, New York

  • 1976 – 1984
    Head, Laboratory of Cell Ecology, Sloan Kettering Institute for Cancer Research, New York

  • 1977 – 1984
    Associate Professor, Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences, New York

  • 1984 – 1986
    Visiting Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women?s Pediatric Hematology, Oncology, CUMC, New York

  • 1984 – 1987
    Adjunct Professor, Abel Salazar Institute for the Biomedical Sciences, Oporto, Portugal

  • 1987 – 2009
    Full Professor, Abel Salazar Institute for the Biomedical Sciences, Oporto, Portugal

  • 1996 – 2011
    Head, Molecular Immunology Lab, IBMC, Oporto, Portugal

Selected publications

  • Parrott, DMV, de Sousa, MAB, and East, J. Thymus dependent areas in the lymphoid organs of neonatally thymectomized mice. J. Exp. Med.; l23: 191-1966.

  • Parrott, DMV and De Sousa, MAB. Changes in thymus-dependent areas of lymph nodes after immunological stimulation. Nature, 212: 1316-,1966.

  • De Sousa, MAB, Parrott, DMV and Pantelouris. Lymphoid tissues in mice with congenital aplasia of the thymus. Clin.exp.Immunol. 4: 637-,1969.

  • Sousa, MD Kinetics of distribution of thymus and marrow cells in peripheral organs of the mouse – Ecotaxis. Clin.exp.Immunol.9: 371-,1971.

  • Broxmeyer, HE, Smithyman, A, Eger, RR, Meyer, PA and De Sousa, M Identification of Lactoferrin as granulocyte derived inhibitor of colony stimulating activity production. J. Exp. Med. 148: 1052-1067, 1977.

  • Dörner, M., Silverstone, A., Nishyia, K.,de Sostoa, A.,Munn, G and De Sousa, M Ferritin synthesis by Human T lymphocytes. Science, 209: 1019-1021.

  • De Sousa M., Reimão, R., Lacerda, R., Hugo, P. and Kaufman. S. Iron overload in ß2 microglobulin deficient mice. Immunol. Lett. 39: 105-111. 1994.

  • Santos, M., Schilham, MW, Rademakers, LHPM, Marx, JJM, de Sousa, M. and Clevers, H. Defective iron homeostasis in ?2-microglobulin knockout mice recapitulates Hereditary Hemochromatosis in man. J.Exp.Med, 184: 1975-1985. 1996.

  • De Almeida SF, Carvalho IF, Cardoso CS, Cordeiro JV, Azevedo JE, Neefjes J, De Sousa M. (2005) HFE crosstalks with the MHC class I antigen presentation pathway. Blood 106:971-7.

  • De Sousa, M 2011 An outsider's perspective-ecotaxis revisited: an integrative review of cancer environment, iron and immune system cells. Integr. Biol., 3, 343-349.

  • Hoshino A, Costa-Silva B, Shen TL, et al (2015) Tumour exosome integrins determine organotropic metastasis. Nature 527(7578):329-35. Epub 2015 Oct 28.



Complete list of publications

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Corresponding member of the Portuguese Academy of Sciences

  • Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists

  • Member of the Portuguese Academy of Medicine

  • Member of EMBO

  • Member of the Board of the American Portuguese Biomedical Research Fund

  • Member of the Board of the Bial Foundation with the responsibility of Scientific Development

  • Member of the Jury of the National "Pessoa" Award

Media coverage

  • Several interviews in portuguese tv programs

Soft Skills/Other activities and achievements

Additional interests

  • History, music and poetry


Soft Skills

  • Listening to people (family and otherwise)


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