Raquel Franco Leal

University of Campinas

Dr. Raquel Franco Leal is an Associate Professor at the Department of Surgery, Colorectal Surgery Unit, School of Medical Sciences, University of Campinas (Unicamp). She has graduated in Medical Sciences at the University of Campinas, specialized in General Surgery and Coloproctology. MSc and Ph.D. at the University of Campinas. She is aa Postdoctoral fellow at the University of Chicago and at the Institut D\'Investigacions August Pi I Sunyer Biomèdiques, Hospital Clínic of Barcelona, member of the Brazilian Society of Coloproctology and the International Society of University Colon and Rectal Surgeons (ISUCRS), honorary member of the Brazilian Association of Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn\'s Disease (ABCD), member of the Study Group of Inflammatory Bowel Disease in Brazil (GEDIIB), the European Crohn\'s and Colitis Organisation (ECCO) and the Pan American Crohn’s Colitis Organisation (PANCCO). Dr. Franco Leal is also a Coordinator of the Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Research Laboratory at the Unicamp, developing basic and clinical research on IBD.