Davis Fernandes Ferreira

Professor of Microbiology, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro

Currently Associate Professor Federal University of Rio de Janeiro and Adjunct Faculty at North Carolina State University. Main activities are related to the demand for biocides against viruses and bacteria, which can be used both for the control of pathogens in health as in the environmental area of ​​the oil. In Virology, has studied the antiviral action of natural and synthetic substances against the main viruses transmitted by arthropod vectors, such as dengue virus, Zika and Chikungunya, the role of bacteriophages in oceans as well as the role of bacteriophages in bacteria related human health. He has sought to understand the epidemiology of dengue in Brazil, as well as the prevalence of arbovirus vectors in the state of Rio de Janeiro. He has collaborated with the Reference Laboratory in the State of Rio de Janeiro (Noel Nutels) for improving the diagnosis of Arbovirus and epidemiological studies involving vectors and human sera.


  • –present
    Professor of Microbiology, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro