Post-Doctoral Fellow
University Health Network
Multi-Organ Transplant Program
Liver Immunology

MARS TMDT 2-805, 101 College Street

Toronto, Ontario M5G 1L7



Catia Perciani is a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Multi-Organ Transplant Program at the Toronto General Research Institute and a current Fellow of the CanHepC Network. Her research is focused at developing a 3D culture model aimed at refining the way we look at and treat liver diseases, with special attention to HCV infection. Catia received her Ph.D. in Immunology at the University of Toronto in 2018. Her doctoral research shed light on important aspects of immunity to chickenpox virus, and explored unique features of this virus to help create a safe and effective HIV-chickenpox hybrid vaccine. She has shuttled between Canada and Kenya, one of the countries most affected by the HIV/AIDS epidemic, to conduct a clinical trial into this research which has been published in highly-impactful medical journals, such as The Journal of Clinical Investigation. Prior to ­moving to Canada, Catia pursued a doctor in Pharmacy-Biochemistry and a M.Sc. in Biotechnology from the University of São Paulo, Brazil. Her research is dedicated to the understanding of infectious diseases and ways to better treat and prevent them. Catia’s approach to science involves pairing scientific discoveries to their applicability, feasibility and implementation in a real-world setting.