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Ayslan Castro Brant, Ph.D.

  • Center for Cancer Research
  • National Cancer Institute
HIV Dynamics and Replication Program


Ayslan Castro Brant earned his Ph.D. in genetics from Rio de Janeiro Federal University (UFRJ), Brazil, under the mentorship of Dr. Miguel Moreira, Brazilian National Cancer Institute (INCA) and co-mentorship of Dr. Zhi-Ming Zheng (HIV DRP).  His work is focused on understanding how SARS-CoV-2 synthesizes its subgenomic RNAs (sgRNAs) for virus replication. Recently Ayslan received a travel award from and was invited to serve as a session co-chair at the International Papillomavirus Conference (IPVC2020) in Barcelona.

Areas of Expertise

Molecular Genetics
RNA Biology
Reverse Transcription
Cancer Biology
Next-generation Sequencing And Transcriptome Analysis