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  • The University of Western Australia (M310), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


  • 25 Citations
  • 1 h-Index
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Dr. Patricia Macchiaverni is a biologist and holds a dual degree, bachelor in Biological Sciences and one in Education. Shortly thereafter, she started her academic and scientific work in the laboratory of Human Immunology at University of São Paulo (USP), where she holds a master and a Ph.D. both in Immunology. Her dissertation was focused in human allergy and maternal and child health and was primarily addressed to characterize the transmission of antibodies directed to house dust mite through placenta and breast milk in allergic and non-allergic mothers. During her PhD, she started a strong collaboration with Dr. Valérie Verhasselt were she extended her previous work in humans to animal models in order to address mechanisms of tolerance induction through breastmilk.  In 2013, Dr. Patricia Macchiaverni started to work as a research associate at the Center of Investigation in Pediatrics (CIPED) at University of Campinas, Brazil (UNICAMP). During this time, she worked in collaboration with Dr. Verhasselt and Dr. Annesi-Maesano using prospective population-based data from EDEN cohort (Study of Pre- and Early Post-Natal Determinants of The Childs Development and Health) to understand whether early exposure to mite allergens transferred through breast milk would affect child’s subsequent development of allergic sensitization and allergy. This work resulted in a publication as first author in the prestigious review Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (IF 12.8). After eight years of academic career, Dr. Patricia Macchiaverni successfully transitioned in 2014 to the Pharmaceutical industry to work as medical science liaison (MSL) in immunology at Janssen Pharma and at Roche Pharma as Senior Scientific Manager in inflammation and neurology. The experience in the industry has aggregated to her career new important skills as the capacity to translate the scientific data to opinion leaders, community physicians, investigators and other healthcare providers. In October 2017 Dr. Patricia Macchiaverni joined the team of Professor Valérie Verhasselt at the University of Western Australia as research fellow level B, to extend her previous work and understand the mechanisms behind the impact of house dust mite allergens in maternal milk on infant allergic outcomes. With this project she aimed to identify and modulate the presence of some immunomodulatory components in breast milk to counteract house dust mite allergenic effect and contribute to the prevention of allergy.

Education/Academic qualification

Immunology, PhD, Universidade de São Paulo

Immunology, Master, Universidade de São Paulo

Biological Science, Bachelor, Pontifical Catholic University of Campinas

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Research Output 2013 2019

  • 25 Citations
  • 1 h-Index
  • 2 Abstract/Meeting Abstract
  • 1 Chapter
  • 1 Article
  • 1 Letter

A role for early oral exposure to house dust mite allergens through breast milk in food allergy susceptibility

Rekima, A., Macchiaverni, P., Bonnart, C., Metcalfe, J., Tulic, M., Halloin, N., Genuneit, J., Zanelli, S., Medeiros, S., Palmer, D., Prescott, S. & Verhasselt, V., Aug 2019, In : Allergy. 74, p. 355-355 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalAbstract/Meeting Abstract


Macchiaverni, P., Baiz, N., Rekima, A., Annesi-Maesano, I. & Verhasselt, V., Feb 2019, In : The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. 143, 2, p. 808-809 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalLetter

Maternal Transfer Of Der p 1 and Blo t 5 Allergens and Their Respective Specific Antibodies Trough Placenta and Colostrum

Macchiaverni, P., Arslanian, C., Verhasselt, V. & Condino-Neto, A., Feb 2014, In : Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. 133, 2, p. AB286-AB286 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalAbstract/Meeting Abstract

25 Citations (Scopus)

Respiratory allergen from house dust mite is present in human milk and primes for allergic sensitization in a mouse model of asthma

Macchiaverni, P., Rekima, A., Turfkruyer, M., Mascarell, L., Airouche, S., Moingeon, P., Adel-Patient, K., Condino-Neto, A., Annesi-Maesano, I., Prescott, S. L., Tulic, M. K. & Verhasselt, V., Mar 2014, In : Allergy: European Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. 69, 3, p. 395-398 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Dermatophagoides Antigens
Human Milk

Antigens in breast milk: possible impact on immune system education

Macchiaverni, P., Tulic, M. K. & Verhasselt, V., 2013, Handbook of dietary and nutritional aspects of human breast milk. Zibadi, S., Watson, RR. & Preedy, VR. (eds.). Netherlands: Wageningen Academic Publishers, Vol. 5. p. 447-459 13 p. (Human Health Handbooks).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperChapter

Projects 2019 2021