Research and Innovation

Research and Innovation

teacher of Bahiana, biomedical scientist Jaqueline Góes, is honored with a Barbie doll

The scientist was part of the team that sequenced the DNA of the coronavirus in the first cases of Covid-19 in Latin America.


Professor and former student of the Bahiana, the biomedic Jaqueline Goes de Jesus was honored by toy maker Mattel, with a Barbie doll, for her work in research into the new coronavirus. 

Bahiana Jaqueline Goes De Jesus With Her Barbie Photo Disclosure

Along with her teammates, Jaqueline managed to sequence the genome of the SARS-CoV-2 virus with just 48 hours of confirmation of the first case of Covid-19 in Brazil, a time well below the world average, which is 15 days.

In addition to her, five other scientists around the world were also honored with the doll, including Briton Sarah Gilbert, who led the creation of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine.

At just 31 years old, Jaqueline has been building a solid career. She is currently a researcher with a grant from FAPESP (Research Support Foundation of the State of São Paulo), at the post-doctoral level, at the Institute of Tropical Medicine of São Paulo — University of São Paulo (IMT-USP). Before participating in research into the new coronavirus, she was also part of the team that sequenced the genome of the Zika virus.

Jaqueline Góes is, without a doubt, a great pride for the Bahiana, for Brazil and for the world!