Tainá Garcia da Fonseca

Tainá Garcia da Fonseca

Investigadora Auxiliar
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ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9894-6763
Ciência ID: https://www.cienciavitae.pt/CC10-4E47-B6DD

Tainá Fonseca is a marine biologist and has a PhD (2019) in Environmental, Marine and Earth Sciences, with specialty in marine pollution and ecotoxicology. Her PhD was devoted on studying the cytotoxic and biochemical responses of realistic concentrations of chemotherapeutic pharmaceuticals, discharged into the marine environment, on representative organisms from temperate and tropical coastal zones.
She has worked with the aim to evaluate the impacts caused by emerging contaminants (microplastics, pharmaceuticals and nanoparticles) discharged into marine ecosystems. She is specialized in conducting in vivo and ex vivo bioassays to evaluate the biological responses on marine invertebrate species, namely polychaetes, mussels, clams, sea urchin and amphipods.
Currently, she seeks to comprehend the environmental risks caused by trace concentrations of anticancer pharmaceuticals discharged into coastal zones and ultimately, the consequences on human health afterwards drug-seafood consumption.

Marine ecotoxicology; emerging contaminants; pharmaceuticals; biomarkers; human health / Ecotoxicologia marinha; contaminantes emergentes; fármacos; biomarcadores; saúde humana.

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