Diogo Poroca

Director of R&D

Dr. Poroca received his Biomedical Sciences degree and his Masters in Tropical Medicine from the Federal University of Pernambuco (Brazil), working in the diagnosis of neglected tropical diseases and completed his Ph.D. in Physiology and Biophysics at Dalhousie University, working with the defective cystic fibrosis protein, CFTR.

Prior to joining AGADA, he worked as a research assistant for Dalhousie University studying protein-protein interaction in cystic fibrosis and as a postdoctoral fellow for Sainte-Justine Hospital Research Center focusing on animal models for sialic acid-related diseases and glycans role in cell signaling. Dr. Poroca oversees the R&D department and participates in the development of new services and improvement of existing services with the AGADA research team.