Hernandez Moura Silva

Hernandez Moura Silva

Assistant Professor of Biology

Hernandez Moura Silva seeks to understand how the immune system supports tissue physiology to unveil new approaches to treat human diseases.

Ragon Institute, Room 762 (400 Technology Square)

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Education

  • PhD, 2011, University of São Paulo Heart Institute
  • MSc, Molecular Biology, 2008, University of Brasilia
  • BS, 2005, Biology, University of Brasilia

Research Summary

By utilizing an innovative and intersectional approach, our lab main goal is to reveal fundamental immune-related pathways that modulate organ and tissue physiology. Our work will help to develop new strategies to tune these molecular pathways in health and disease, leading to the development of much-needed therapeutic approaches for human diseases.

Hernandez Moura Silva will begin his appointment in early 2022.

Awards

  • CAPES Thesis Award - Brazil, 2012

Key Publications

  1. Leukocyte Heterogeneity in Adipose Tissue, Including in Obesity. Weinstock, A, Moura Silva, H, Moore, KJ, Schmidt, AM, Fisher, EA. 2020. Circ Res 126, 1590-1612.
    doi: 10.1161/CIRCRESAHA.120.316203PMID:32437300
  2. Vasculature-associated fat macrophages readily adapt to inflammatory and metabolic challenges. Silva, HM, Báfica, A, Rodrigues-Luiz, GF, Chi, J, Santos, PDA, Reis, BS, Hoytema van Konijnenburg, DP, Crane, A, Arifa, RDN, Martin, P et al.. 2019. J Exp Med 216, 786-806.
    doi: 10.1084/jem.20181049PMID:30862706
  3. CX3CR1+ monocytes modulate learning and learning-dependent dendritic spine remodeling via TNF-α. Garré, JM, Silva, HM, Lafaille, JJ, Yang, G. 2017. Nat Med 23, 714-722.
    doi: 10.1038/nm.4340PMID:28504723
  4. c-MAF dependent perivascular macrophages regulate diet induced metabolic syndrome. Silva, H.M., Kitoko, J.Z., Queiroz, C.P., Kroehling, L., Matheis, F., Yang, K.L., Ren-Fielding, C., Littman, D.R., Bozza, M.T., Mucida, D., and Lafaille, J.J. 2021. bioRxiv.
    doi: https://doi.org/10.1101/2021.02.07.430147

Recent Publications

  1. Transcriptomic analysis of loss of Gli1 in neural stem cells responding to demyelination in the mouse brain. Samanta, J, Silva, HM, Lafaille, JJ, Salzer, JL. 2021. Sci Data 8, 278.
    doi: 10.1038/s41597-021-01063-xPMID:34711861
  2. Correction: Lack of a site-specific phosphorylation of Presenilin 1 disrupts microglial gene networks and progenitors during development. Ledo, JH, Zhang, R, Mesin, L, Mourão-Sá, D, Azevedo, EP, Silva, HM, Troyanskaya, OG, Bustos, V, Greengard, P. 2021. PLoS One 16, e0247680.
    doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0247680PMID:33606833
  3. Serum Amyloid A Proteins Induce Pathogenic Th17 Cells and Promote Inflammatory Disease. Lee, JY, Hall, JA, Kroehling, L, Wu, L, Najar, T, Nguyen, HH, Lin, WY, Yeung, ST, Silva, HM, Li, D et al.. 2020. Cell 183, 2036-2039.
    doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2020.12.008PMID:33357400
  4. Presenilin 1 phosphorylation regulates amyloid-β degradation by microglia. Ledo, JH, Liebmann, T, Zhang, R, Chang, JC, Azevedo, EP, Wong, E, Silva, HM, Troyanskaya, OG, Bustos, V, Greengard, P et al.. 2020. Mol Psychiatry , .
    doi: 10.1038/s41380-020-0856-8PMID:32792660
  5. Niche-Selective Inhibition of Pathogenic Th17 Cells by Targeting Metabolic Redundancy. Wu, L, Hollinshead, KER, Hao, Y, Au, C, Kroehling, L, Ng, C, Lin, WY, Li, D, Silva, HM, Shin, J et al.. 2020. Cell 182, 641-654.e20.
    doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2020.06.014PMID:32615085
  6. Leukocyte Heterogeneity in Adipose Tissue, Including in Obesity. Weinstock, A, Moura Silva, H, Moore, KJ, Schmidt, AM, Fisher, EA. 2020. Circ Res 126, 1590-1612.
    doi: 10.1161/CIRCRESAHA.120.316203PMID:32437300
  7. P2X7 receptor inhibition ameliorates dendritic spine pathology and social behavioral deficits in Rett syndrome mice. Garré, JM, Silva, HM, Lafaille, JJ, Yang, G. 2020. Nat Commun 11, 1784.
    doi: 10.1038/s41467-020-15590-5PMID:32286307
  8. Serum Amyloid A Proteins Induce Pathogenic Th17 Cells and Promote Inflammatory Disease. Lee, JY, Hall, JA, Kroehling, L, Wu, L, Najar, T, Nguyen, HH, Lin, WY, Yeung, ST, Silva, HM, Li, D et al.. 2020. Cell 180, 79-91.e16.
    doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2019.11.026PMID:31866067
  9. Vasculature-associated fat macrophages readily adapt to inflammatory and metabolic challenges. Silva, HM, Báfica, A, Rodrigues-Luiz, GF, Chi, J, Santos, PDA, Reis, BS, Hoytema van Konijnenburg, DP, Crane, A, Arifa, RDN, Martin, P et al.. 2019. J Exp Med 216, 786-806.
    doi: 10.1084/jem.20181049PMID:30862706
  10. CX3CR1+ monocytes modulate learning and learning-dependent dendritic spine remodeling via TNF-α. Garré, JM, Silva, HM, Lafaille, JJ, Yang, G. 2017. Nat Med 23, 714-722.
    doi: 10.1038/nm.4340PMID:28504723
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