Luís Graca has an MD from the University of Lisbon; and a PhD in transplant immunology from the University of Oxford. He is Professor at Lisbon Medical School, directing a research group in cellular immunology. His most significant scientific contributions have been related with the field of transplantation and autoimmunity. Graca has worked on strategies to overcome transplant rejection, as well as in the induction of immune tolerance in autoimmunity and allergy. Among these topics he has been especially interested in the biology of different types of regulatory T cells, namely T follicular regulatory cells – a cell type he co-discovered.
Graca has collaborated with several artists, including a long-term relationship with Marta de Menezes (www.martademenezes.com), a pioneer in the field of bioart and possibly with the most diverse approach. Artworks developed by different artists in collaboration with Graca have been exhibited worldwide.
Affiliation: Instituto de Medicina Molecular, Faculdade de Medicina; Universidade de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal.