Caique Costa has a bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Sciences from the Bahiana School of Medicine and Public Health. Currently, he is a graduate student in the Molecular and Cellular Biology program at Florida State University. He develops research in the field of Cancer Genetics, investigating mechanisms of growth and cell proliferation using genetic manipulation techniques, such as Overexpression and Knockdown of candidate genes with tumorigenic potential in Drosophila Melanogaster (fruit fly).
Since he was an undergraduate student, he has been interested in Genetics. He participated in a research project investigating the genetic mutation rs7566605 in the insulin-induced gene (INSIG-2), described in the literature as associated with obesity. With this same research theme, he published a scientific article: “The influence of the rs7566605 in overweight in different populations – a systematic review” in the Brazilian Journal of Medicine and Human Health and was awarded with the Dr. Geraldo Leite award for the best presentation at the Fifth Biomedical Sciences Symposium of the Bahiana School.