- School: UFMG
- Major: Microbiology
- Degree: Master
- Year Graduated: 2012
- School: PUC-MG
- Major: Biology
- Degree: BS.
- Year Graduated: 2011
Bio & Experiences
I am interested in how Flavivirus exploit the human host translation machinery. The genus Flavivirus comprises single-stranded RNA viruses, most of which are arthropod borne. Many of these viruses can cause important health impacts, and a few examples are Zika virus (ZIKV), Yellow Fever virus (YFV), and Dengue virus (DENV). While at the Garcia-Blanco Lab, I have the opportunity to study Flavivirus-Human interactions using state of the art techniques. I am utilizing data generated by our lab, with a genome-scale siRNA screen approach, to identify and further study host dependency factors for ZIKV, YFV and DENV.
Awards and Honorable Mentions
- 2013 - Best Master's Thesis of Microbiology Department, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil
- 2010 - Scientific Merit - Best Poster
Awarded during International Symposium - Smallpox Eradication After 30 Years: Lessons, Legacies and Innovations. Sabin Vaccine Institute, Fogarty International Center of the U.S. National Institutes of Health, and Fundacao Oswaldo Cruz, 24 - 27 August. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Campos, R.K., Wong, B., Xie, X., Lu, Y.F., Shi, P.Y., Pompon, J., Garcia-Blanco, M.A., and Bradrick, S.S. (2017). RPLP1 and RPLP2 Are Essential Flavivirus Host Factors That Promote Early Viral Protein Accumulation. J Virol 91.
N.J. Barrows, R.K. Campos, S.T. Powell, K.R. Prasanth, G. Schott-Lerner, R. Soto-Acosta, G. Galarza-Munoz, E.L. McGrath, R. Urrabaz-Garza, J. Gao, P. Wu, R. Menon, G. Saade, I. Fernandez-Salas, S.L. Rossi, N. Vasilakis, A. Routh, S.S. Bradrick*, M.A. Garcia-Blanco* (2016). A screen of FDA-approved drugs for inhibitors of Zika virus infection. Cell Host & Microbe, doi: 10.1016/j.chom.2016.07.004. [Epub ahead of print] *corresponding authors
Campos, R.K., Boratto, P.V., Assis, F.L., Aguiar, E.R., Silva, L.C., Albarnaz, J.D., Dornas, F.P., Trindade, G.S., Ferreira, P.P., Marques, J.T., Robert, C., Raoult, D., Kroon, E.G., La Scola, B., Abrahao, J.S. Samba virus: a novel mimivirus from a giant rain forest, the Brazilian Amazon. (2014) Virol J. 11:95. doi: 10.1186/1743-422X-11-95.
Campos, R.K., Brum, M.C.S., Nogueira, C.E.W., Drumond, B.P., Alves, P.A., Siqueira-Lima, L.,Assis, F.L., Trindade, G.S., Bonjardim, C.A., Ferreira, P.C., Weiblen, R., Flores, E.F., Kroon, E.G., Abrahao, J.S. (2010). Assessing the variability of Brazilian Vaccinia virus isolates from a horse exanthematic lesion: coinfection with distinct viruses. Arch. Virol. 156:275-283.doi:10.1007/s00705-010-0857-z.