University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
Marilia Seelaender, PhD, is currently Head of the Cancer Metabolism Research Group, and Associate Professor in the Department of Surgery, at the Faculty of Medicine, University of São Paulo, Brazil, and also serves as Director, of the Cancer Cachexia Society. She graduated in molecular biologist from the University of Sao Paulo, and obtained her PhD in human physiology there also. She was a research associate in metabolic research at the Radcliffe Infirmary, University of Oxford, UK, in the biochemistry of nutrition, at the University of Potsdam, Germany, and in cancer biochemistry at the University of Barcelona, Spain. Her main field of research is in tissue metabolic and inflammatory crosstalk in cancer cachexia, as well as human cancer cachexia.