If you made any changes in Pure these will be visible here soon.

Personal profile

Research interests

Overall, our lab is interested in determining how immune receptor signaling is able to convey distinct immune responses that protect us against disparate aggressions (fungus, virus, bacteria, cancer, etc.).
Our current research is comprised of three interconnected axis:
1- To establish how signaling architecture regulates immune responses;
2- To determine how alterations in signaling lead to auto-immunity;
3- To decipher how pathogens (HIV-1) exploit the immune signaling to their own advantage.

Education/Academic qualification

Biomedicine, Doctorate, The Rockefeller University

4 Nov 200427 Nov 2006

Pharmaceutical Sciences, Universidade de Coimbra

5 Nov 199529 Jun 2001

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics where Helena Isabel Martins Soares is active. These topic labels come from the works of this person. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • 16 Similar Profiles

Network Recent external collaboration on country level. Dive into details by clicking on the dots.

Research Output at NOVA

  • 1279 Citations
  • 8 h-Index
  • 1 Meeting Abstract
  • 1 Article
  • 1 Short survey

MHC class I stability is modulated by cell surface sialylation in human dendritic cells

Ferro, T., Crespo, H., Silva, Z., Goncalves, M., Soares, H., Ferreira, J. A., Springer, S. & Videira, P., May 2018, In : European Journal of Immunology. 48, Suppl.1, p. 46-47

Research output: Contribution to journalMeeting Abstract

HIV-1 Nef Impairs the Formation of Calcium Membrane Territories Controlling the Signaling Nanoarchitecture at the Immunological Synapse.

Silva, J. G., Martins, N., Henriques, R. & Soares, H., 19 Oct 2016, In : Journal of Immunology . 11, 197, p. 042-4052 10 p., 10.4049/jimmunol.1601132.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 8 Citations (Scopus)

    HIV-1 intersection with CD4 T cell vesicle exocytosis: intercellular communication goes viral

    Soares, H., Sep 2014, In : Frontiers in Immunology. 5, 454, p. Online

    Research output: Contribution to journalShort survey

    Open Access
  • 4 Citations (Scopus)
    11 Downloads (Pure)


    Bridging Innate and Adaptive Immunity through JAK signalling

    Helena Isabel Martins Soares (Recipient), 30 Jun 2017

    Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively

    Development of Novel AZT Derivatives Based on Triazoles

    Helena Isabel Martins Soares (Recipient), 30 Sep 2017

    Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively

    HIV-1 Replication in Follicular Sanctiaries

    Helena Isabel Martins Soares (Recipient), 6 Apr 2017

    Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively