The selection of commercially viable drug candidates and advancing their development
toward worldwide markets is a complex and challenging task that requires people with a broad
range of different qualifications and drug development know-how.

Gabriela Westerlund

Project Analyst

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Gabriela is a Biologist with emphasis in the biomedical area, graduated from the State University of Rio de Janeiro (UERJ) and the Complutense University of Madrid, Spain. She holds a Master’s degree in Nuclear Biosciences (UERJ) and a PhD in Clinical and Experimental Pathophysiology (UERJ). During her doctorate Gabriela was a trainee at the Institut Pasteur, Paris, where she deepened her knowledge in genetic engineering of pathogenic microorganisms. After her doctorate, Gabriela worked for 3 years as a postdoctoral researcher and visiting professor in the Department of Cell Biology at UERJ. She has expertise in the areas of proteomics, pathogen-host interaction, immunology and inflammation. Gabriela joined Biozeus in 2019 and works as a project analyst in the development of new drugs.