Thaís is originally from Brazil and moved to the USA in 2016 where she works as a visiting researcher in Momeni’s lab. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Dentistry and a Master’s Degree in Oral Microbiology and Immunology from the State University of Campinas, Brazil. Thaís’ research focuses on oral microorganisms such as Streptococcus, Rhotia, Neisseria, and Actnomyces. Currently, employing in vitro experiments, she is investigating how these oral species interact with each other. Thaís is also taking advantage of her time in the lab to learn about Mathematical Models applied to Microbiology. She is applying to her PhD in microbiology and hopes to become a graduate student next fall. Outside the lab, Thaís enjoys traveling, cooking for her friends, and watching series.