Maria Rita Motta de Sottomayor Azeredo Leme
Rita Azeredo is graduated in Aquatic Sciences and holds a PhD degree in Biology granted by the Faculty of Sciences - University of Porto. She is currently an auxiliary researcher in the A2S team (INFLAMMAA project). Her research focus has been to determine immunomodulatory and neuroendocrine effects of amino acids through dietary supplementation in aquafeeds, as a strategy to enhance farmed fish health and welfare. She has a particular interest in arginine and the mechanisms through which this amino acid modulates macrophage differentiation and function.