Teresa Brito-Robinson, PhD.

Senior Staff Scientist

Teresa - Brito-Robinson, PhD.




Senior Staff Scientist, WM Keck Center for Transgene Research, University of Notre Dame


Research Staff, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Notre Dame


Research Analyst, Scientific Methods, Inc., Granger, IN


Postdoctoral Fellow, WM Keck Center for Transgene Research, University of Notre Dame


Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Notre Dame


Ph.D., Biochemistry, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Notre Dame


Specialization in Biological Sciences, Simon Bolivar University, Caracas, Venezuela


B. S. Biology, Simon Bolivar University, Caracas, Venezuela




Honors & Awards



2016-2017          Advanced Diagnostics and Therapeutics Discovery Award. University of Notre Dame


1991-1996         Searle Fellowship, University of Notre Dame


1990-1991         Zham Fellowship, University of Notre Dame


1987-1989          CONICIT, Caracas, Venezuela


1984-1985          CONICIT, Caracas, Venezuela



Research Interests


I concentrate in studying cellular and molecular mechanisms of hemostasis under pathological conditions and have also collaborated in development of research/diagnostics tools to facilitate tissue imaging for the study of tissue functioning at multicellular level.






Wu Q, Brodskiy PA, Huizar F, Jangula JJ, Narciso C, Levis M, Brito-Robinson T, Zartman J. In vivo relevance of intercellular calcium signaling in Drosophila wing development.  Development. Submitted manuscript 2017 Sep.



Höök* P, Brito-Robinson* T, Kim O, Narciso C, Goodson HV, Weisel JW, Alber MS Zartman J. Whole blood clot optical clearing for nondestructive 3D imaging and quantitative analysis * Co-first authors. Biomedical Optics Express. 2017 August; 8(8):3671-3686. doi: 10.1364/BOE.8.003671



Narciso C, Cowdrick KR, Zellmer V, Brito-Robinson T, Brodskiy P, Hoelzle DJ, Zhang S and Zartman J. On-chip three-dimensional tissue histology for microbiopsies. Biomicrofluidics. 2016 Mar 1; 10(2): 021101.1-021101.5 doi: 10.1063/1.4941708



Burnette M, Brito-Robinson T, Li, J. and Zartman, J. An inverse small molecule screen to design a chemically defined medium supporting long-term growth of Drosophila cell lines. Mol. Biosyst. 2014 Jul 23; 10(10), 2713-2723. doi: 10.1039/C4MB00155A. PMID: 25096480



Gutierrez LS, Schulman A, Brito-Robinson T, Noria F, Ploplis VA and Castellino FJ. Tumor development is retarded in mice lacking the gene for urokinase-type plasminogen activator or its inhibitor, plasminogen activator inhibitor-1. Cancer Research. 2000 Oct 15; 60(20): 5839-5847. PMID: 11059781



Miele RG, Nielsen SL, Brito T, Bretthauer RK and Castellino FJ. Glycosylation properties of the Pichia pastoris expressed recombinant kringle 2 domain of tissue-type plasminogen activator. Biothecnol. Appl. Biochem. 1997 April; 25(2): 151-157. doi: 10.1111/j.1470-8744.1997.tb00427.x


Davidson DJ, Brito T, Castellino FJ. Biochemical Analysis of N-linked Glycosylation of Human Plasminogen Expressed in a baculovirus-insect cell system and determination of the enzymes necessary for complex oligosaccharide formation. Glycobiology. 1996 Oct 1; 6 (7): 718B2. doi: 10.1093/glycob/6.7.717