Imperial College London

Dr Maria Inês Baptista

Faculty of MedicineDepartment of Surgery & Cancer

Research Manager



+44 (0)20 3312 1058i.baptista Website




1029Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother Wing (QEQM)St Mary's Campus





As a Research Manager for Professor Darzi, Director of the Institute of Global Health InnovationI support the development and oversight of a large and diverse research portfolio, and act as the first point of contact for all research-related activities pertaining to Professor Darzi.

Prior to joining Imperial College London, I was the Senior Scientific Operations Manager for the Breast Cancer Research Division, at the ICR, and have previously spent 12 years in the USA where I took on different posts. These included the one of Operations Manager at a Biotech, Laboratory Manager at The Rockefeller University, and Research Specialist/ Laboratory Manager at the Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research at MIT for Professor and Director Tyler Jacks.

I obtained a degree in Biology from the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon and am an alumni of the PGDB PhD Program. I did my PhD in Developmental Biology under the supervision of Professor Alexander Schier at Harvard University, and held a postdoctoral research position at MIT, working on the Human Microbiome with Prof. Eric Alm.

Selected Publications

David LA, Materna AC, Friedman J, Campos-Baptista MI, Blackburn MC, Perrotta A, Erdman SE, Alm EJ – Host lifestyle affects human microbiota on daily timescales. Genome Biology, 2014 Jul; 2014; 15(7):R89.

de Campos-Baptista MI, Holtzman NG, Yelon D, Schier AF. – Nodal signaling promotes the speed and directional movement of cardiomyocytes in zebrafish. Developmental Dynamics, 2008 Dec; 237:3624 –3633.

Arendt D, Tessmar K, de Campos-Baptista MI, Dorresteijn A, Wittbrodt J. – Development of pigmented-cup eyes in the polychaeta Platynereis dumerilii and evolutionary conservation of larval eyes in Bilateria. Development 2002 Mar; 129 (5): 1143- 54