About Nicholas de Mojana di Cologna
Originally from Brazil, Nicholas received a BSc in Biological Sciences and an MSc in Molecular Biology from the University of Brasilia. He joined the Lemos-Abranches lab in 2019 and is currently a PhD candidate in the Biomedical Sciences program at UF, working with Dr. Jacqueline Abranches as advisor.
His research focus is on the Streptococcus mutans collagen-binding protein Cnm, an important agent in the pathology of dental cavities (caries), especially on the analysis of Cnm structure in regard to its rich glycosylation modifications and its complexation in amyloid fibers. Additionally, his research aims to characterize the Pgf glycosylation machinery present in the core genome of S. mutans, understanding its mechanism and scope.