Perry Research Group
Jussara Alves Penido

Jussara Alves Penido (she/her)

Visiting Scholar


Biographical Statement

Jussara is a Chemistry PhD student from the Institute of Chemistry at the University of Campinas (UNICAMP) in Brazil working with Prof. Watson Loh. She is spending a year at UMass collaborating on a project to study the incorporation of proteins into complex coacervate-core micelles for use in the context of organic solvents. She completed her undergraduate and master's degrees at the Federal University of Ouro Preto in Brazil with a six-month internship at the University of Coimbra in Portugal. During her time there, she participated in projects that involved investigating the partitioning of different molecules in Aqueous Two-Phase Systems and exploring the liquid-liquid phase diagrams for these systems. Apart from research, Jussara enjoys reading, playing board games, traveling, and discovering new places.

Honors and Awards

2023 FAPESP Scholarship for International Study