Faculty

Our faculty is composed of advisors, co-directors, and those responsible for disciplines. Our professors are trained in specialized areas of Neurology and Neuroscience and different areas of knowledge. All professors hold, at least, a Ph.D. degree, and most of them have a ‘sandwich’ doctorate or postdoctoral abroad; they lead consolidated research groups and exchange knowledge with national institutions and abroad; attend teaching activities at the undergraduate and graduate levels, guide and/or supervise students of scientific initiation, masters, doctoral, postdoctoral, and interns.

For the registration in the program, the professor must meet the strict criteria established and USP regulations based on the activities developed in the last five years.

Below is a summary of our faculty, based on the respective lattes curricula.

Full advisors

Alan Luiz Eckeli

Department of Neurosciences and Behavioral Sciences-FMRP

55 (16) 3602-2826

alaneckeli@usp.br

Currículo Lattes

He holds a degree in Medicine from the Federal University of Santa Catarina (2001).
He is currently a Professor of Neurology and Sleep Medicine at the FMRP – USP.
He has experience in the area of Medicine, with emphasis on neurology, acting on Sleep Medicine.

Américo Ceiki Sakamoto

Department of Neurosciences and Behavioral Sciences-FMRP

55 (16) 3602-2613

sakamoto@fmrp.usp.br

Currículo Lattes

He graduated in Medicine from the Ribeirão Preto Medical School, USP (1975),
Medical Residency in Neurology (1976-1977), and Clinical Neurophysiology (1978) at
the General Hospital of Ribeirão Preto (HCRP).

He holds a PhD in Neurology from the Ribeirão Preto Medical School, USP (1985),
postdoctoral fellow at the CLEVELAND CLINIC FOUNDATION, Section of Epilepsy
and Clinical Neurophysiology, Cleveland, USA (1988-1990), postdoctoral fellow at the
EPILEPSY CENTER BETHEL, Bielefeld, Germany (1990-1992).

He is currently a PROFESSOR of the Department of Neurosciences and Behavioral
Sciences, Ribeirão Preto Medical School, USP, where he established the CIREP –
Center for Epilepsy Surgery of HCRP, being currently its director (1994-present).

He participated in the establishment of Unipete-Center for Research and Treatment of
Epilepsy, and was the co-coordinator of Escola Paulista de Medicina, UNIFESP (2000-
2009).

He participates in the board of advisors of the graduate programs in Neurology and
Neurosciences (Ribeirão Preto Medical School) and Neurosciences (Paulista School of
Medicine).

He was the Former President of the Brazilian League of Epilepsy and Brazilian Society of Clinical Neurophysiology.

Antonio Carlos dos Santos

Internal Medicine Department-FMRP

55 (16) 3602-2645

CNPq Research Productivity Fellow-Level A

acsantos@fmrp.usp.br

Currículo Lattes

He graduated in Medicine from the Ribeirão Preto Medical School, University of São Paulo (FMRP-USP) in 1983, Medical Residency in Neurology at the General Hospital of Ribeirão Preto (1984-1986), and Specialization in Neuroradiology in the Department of Diagnostic Imaging of the Paulista School of Medicine (1987-1988).

He completed a master’s degree in Neurology from FMRP-USP in 1992 and a doctorate in the same program in 1998. He was hired as a professor in 1994 by FMRP-USP, and held a postdoctoral degree at the Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy Laboratory – Montreal Neurolocial Institute – McGill University – Quebec – Canada (2000-2001).

He became a “Livre Docente” in 2008 and a Full Professor in 2013. He is currently a full professor at the University of São Paulo (USP), MS-6, working in the division of Radiology, Department of Internal Medicine,  Ribeirão Preto Medical School, University of São Paulo, in the Center of Imaging Sciences and Medical Physics, where he is the coordinator of the Section for Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Neuroradiology Sector, in addition to being the coordinator of the Center for Imaging Sciences and Medical Physics, General Hospital, FMRP-USP.

He has experience in imaging diagnostics, with emphasis on Neuroradiology and quantitative neuroimaging techniques, including structural imaging, spectroscopy, BOLD functional imaging, DTI, perfusion, and vascular imaging.

He coordinates the research group “Study of neuronal injury mechanisms using quantitative magnetic resonance techniques.”

He is a member of the Brazilian Society of Neuroradiology, the Brazilian Academy of Neurology, and the São Paulo Society of Radiology.

Cláudia Ferreira da Rosa Sobreira

Department of Neurosciences and Behavioral Sciences-FMRP

55 (16) 3602-2436

csobreira@fmrp.usp.br

Currículo Lattes

She holds a degree in Medicine from the Ribeirão Preto Medical School of the University of São Paulo (1987) and a doctorate in the Graduate Program in Neurology from the FMRP-USP (1996), during which she completed an internship abroad -Department of Neurology of Columbia University (1994).

She is currently a PhD professor at the FMRP-USP.

She has experience in the field of Medicine – Neurology, with emphasis on muscle and mitochondrial diseases, acting mainly on myopathies, mitochondrial dysfunction, mitochondrial diseases especially those of the respiratory chain, including enzymatic assays of the respiratory chain and molecular studies of mitochondrial DNA.

Claudia Maria Padovan

Department of Psychology-FFCLRP

55 (16) 3315-3834

cpadovan@usp.br

Currículo Lattes

She holds a degree in Psychology (FFCLRP) from the University of São Paulo (1994), a master’s degree (1998), a doctorate (2003), and a postdoctoral degree (2004, 2005) in Pharmacology from the FMRP-USP. She is currently a professor at the FFCLRP USP. She has experience in the area of Psychopharmacology, working mainly in the research line of Neurobiology of Stress and Depression and Drug Abuse.

Cristina Marta Del Ben

Department of Neurosciences and Behavioral Sciences-FMRP

55 (16) 3602-2607

delben@fmrp.usp.br

Currículo Lattes

She graduated in Medicine from the State University of Londrina (1988) and completed the Medical Residency in Psychiatry (1989 – 1992) at the HCFMRP-USP.

She holds a master’s degree (1995) and a doctorate (2000) in Medicine (Mental Health) from the University of São Paulo. She completed a postdoctoral internship at the Neurosciences and Psychiatry Unit, University of Manchester, United Kingdom (2002-2003).

She was the coordinator of the Graduate Program in Mental Health of FMRP-USP (2004-2010).

She is currently an associate professor in the Department of Neurosciences and Behavioral Sciences, FMRP-USP. She also coordinates the Integrated Management Service of Psychiatric Emergency and Early Intervention of the HCFMRP-USP. She is the co-chair of the Committee of Medical Residency at the HCFMRP-USP and the Vice-Coordinator of the Center for Support of Research on the Mental Health of the Population (NAPSaMP), University of São Paulo, Brazil.

She has experience in the field of Medicine, with emphasis on Psychiatry, focusing on the Neurobiology of Anxiety and Emotion Processing; Emergency Psychiatry and Early Intervention; and Epidemiology and Social and Biological Determinants of Mental Disorders.

Daniel Giansante Abud

Internal Medicine Department-FMRP

55 (16) 3602-2648

dgabud@gmail.com

Currículo Lattes

He is the coordinator of the Therapeutic Neuroradiology and Interventional Radiology Service of the HCFMRP-USP. “Livre-Docência” from FMRP-USP (2015). He holds a PhD in Neurology from FMRP-USP (2009) and a Residency in Interventional Neuroradiology (2002-2005) at the Adolphe de Rothschild Foundation, University of Paris.

He has a Residency in Radiology and Imaging Diagnosis at HCFMRP-USP (2002) and a Medical Degree from the FMRP-USP (1998). He is an advisor of the Doctorate and Master Programs and Professional Master in Neurology, Radiology, and Internal Medicine Programs at the FMRP-USP. He is the Former President (2017-2018) of the Brazilian Society of Interventional Radiology and Endovascular Surgery (Sobrice).

He has experience in the areas of Therapeutic Neuroradiology and Interventional Radiology, especially in the endovascular treatment of aneurysms, arteriovenous malformation and arteriovenous fistula, carotid stenoses, and hyperacute ischemic stroke.

Elaine Aparecida Del Bel Belluz Guimarães

Department of Basic and Oral Biology – FORP

55 (16) 3315-4047

CNPq Research Productivity Fellow-level 1B

eadelbel@forp.usp.br

Currículo Lattes

Elaine Del-Bel is a full professor of Physiology at FORP-University of Sao Paulo since October 2013. She holds a master’s and PhD (1988) in Pharmacology from FMRP-USP in Ribeirão Preto, and a Postdoctoral in England (Manchester University).

Fabiola Dach

Department of Neurosciences and Behavioral Sciences-FMRP

55 (16) 3602-2546

fabioladach@usp.br

Currículo Lattes

She has a Medical Degree from the Federal University of Santa Catarina, Florianópolis, SC, Residency in Neurology at the Hospital Governador Celso Ramos (Servidores do Estado de Santa Catarina), Florianópolis, SC, and a PhD in Neurology from the FMRP-USP.

She has been a Professor of Neurology at FMRP-USP since 2014, responsible for the Headache Outpatient Clinics (adult and childhood), Neuropathic Pain, General Neurology, and the Neurology Ward at the HCFMRP-USP. She provides assistance, teaching, and research in the areas of neurology, headache and pain.

Jaime Eduardo Cecilio Hallak

Department of Neurosciences and Behavioral Sciences-FMRP

55 (16) 3602-2727

jhallak@fmrp.usp.br

Currículo Lattes

He holds a Medical Degree from Universidade Federal do Triângulo Mineiro (1990), a master’s degree in Medicine (Mental Health) from the University of São Paulo (1998), a doctorate in Medicine (Mental Health) from the University of São Paulo (2002), and a postdoc from the University of Manchester-England (2003).

He became a “Livre-Docente” from FMRP-USP in 2013. He is currently an associate professor at the Department of Neurosciences and Behavioral Sciences (FMRP-USP).

He is also an Adjunct Professor at the University of Alberta-Canada. He has experience in the field of Medicine-Psychiatry, with an emphasis on neuroimaging and psychopharmacology, acting mainly on schizophrenia, clinical and experimental psychopharmacology, temporal lobe epilepsy, and structural and functional neuroimaging techniques.

He was the Coordinator of the Graduate Program in Mental Health of FMRP in the last quadrennial and is currently Deputy Coordinator of the Graduate Programs in Mental Health and Neurology/Neurosciences of FMRP-USP (both Grade 7 by CAPES). From 2008 to 2015, he coordinated the Regional Center of Ribeirão Preto of the INCT for Translational Medicine of the CNPq. Currently, in the new edition of the Notice, the INCT for Translational Medicine was one of the renewed Institutes, now under the Coordination of Prof. Jaime E. C. Hallak. CNPq productivity fellow 1A.

João Pereira Leite

Department of Neurosciences and Behavioral Sciences-FMRP

55 (16) 3602-2556

CNPq research productivity Fellow-Level 1A-CA MD-Medicine

jpleite@fmrp.usp.br

Currículo Lattes

He holds a Medical degree from the FMRP-USP (1984). He obtained a master’s degree in Neurology from the Escola Paulista de Medicina – UNIFESP (1990), a doctorate in Medicine (Neurology) from the Federal University of São Paulo (1992), and “Livre-Docência” in Neurology from FMRP-USP (2001). He is currently a Professor, Head of the Department of Neurosciences and Behavioral Sciences, and he coordinates the Graduate Program in Neurology of FMRP-USP (Grade 7 by CAPES for 3 consecutive evaluations). He was the chairman of the FMRP-USP Research Committee from 2006-2009..

José Alexandre de Souza Crippa

Department of Neurosciences and Behavioral Sciences-FMRP

55 (16) 3602-2201

CNPq research productivity Fellow-Level 1A

jcrippa@fmrp.usp.br

Currículo Lattes

He is a Professor of Psychiatry and Head of the Department of Neurosciences and Behavioral Sciences of FMRP, University of São Paulo. He coordinates the services of (I) Anxiety; (ii) Psychogeriatrics and; (iii) Interconsultation in Mental health – HCFMRP-USP.

He has a Medical Degree from the Federal University of Paraná (1994), a Medical Residency from the HCFMRP-USP (1995-1998), and a PhD in Medicine (Mental Health) from the FMRP-USP (2001).

Luzia Iara Pfeifer

Department of Health Sciences-FMRP

55 (16) 3315-4976

CNPq research productivity Fellow-Level 2

luziara@fmrp.usp.br

Currículo Lattes

She is an associate professor/RDIDP of the FMRP-USP, Department of Health Sciences-Division of Occupational Therapy.

She holds a degree in Occupational Therapy from the Federal University of São Carlos (1986), a master’s degree in Special Education (Education of People with Disabilities) from the Federal University of São Carlos (1994), a doctorate in Education from the Federal University of São Carlos (1999), a postdoctoral degree from Deakin University, Geelong-Australia (2010), and “Livre-Docência” from FMRP-USP (2015).

Maria José Alves da Rocha

Department of Basic and Oral Biology – FORP

55 (16) 3315-3974

CNPq research productivity Fellow-Level 2

mjrocha@forp.usp.br

Currículo Lattes

She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences from FMRP-USP, a Master’s degree in Pharmacology, and a PhD in Physiology from the same School. She was a Postdoctoral fellow at Wake Forest University, USA (1990-1991) and Universitaet Tubingen, Germany (1992-1995).

She was an assistant professor (1983-1985) and adjunct professor at UFSC, Santa Catarina (1985-1990). She was hired by USP in 1999 where she is currently an associate professor at FORP – Ribeirão Preto Campus.

She was a member of the Committee on Education (2008-2010) and Internationalization (2012-2014) of the American Physiological Society (APS).

Norberto Cysne Coimbra

Department of Pharmacology-FMRP

55 (16) 3315-3349

CNPq research productivity Fellow-Level 1A

nccoimbra@fmrp.usp.br

Currículo Lattes

Norberto Cysne Coimbra graduated in Medicine from the Federal University of Espírito Santo (1988). He holds a Master of Science (Magister Scientiae, cum Laude) (Area of Concentration: Neuropsicobiologia) from the FFCLRP –USP (1991), a Doctorate of Science (Scientiae Doctor) (Area of Concentration: the Morphology-Cell Biology from the FMRP-USP, in 1995 (Department of Morphology).

As a former professor of the Morphology Department of FMRP-USP (1991-2001), he moved to the Pharmacology Department of FMRP-USP on 28/2/2001.

He conducted Post-doctoral fellow at the “Pain Imaging Neuroscience (PaIN) Group of the Department of Physiology, Anatomy & Genetics of the University of Oxford” (so-called “Human Anatomy & Genetics Department until December 2005) from 09/01/2006 to 30/06/2006; and the Centre for Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Brain (FMRIB) of Clinical Neurology Department of the University of Oxford, Oxford, England, United Kingdom” from 01/07/2006 to 08/01/2007.

Norberto Garcia Cairasco

Department of Physiology-FMRP

55 (16) 3315-3330

CNPq Research Productivity Fellow-level 1B

ngcairas@fmrp.usp.br

Currículo Lattes

He has a degree in Biology-Universidad del Valle, Colombia (1976), a master’s degree in Physiology from the FMRP-USP (1982), and a doctorate in Physiology from the FMRP-USP (1984). Postdoctoral Fellow at Duke University Medical Center (1988-1990).

In 2011 he became an Associate Professor.

Since November 2013, he has been a Full Professor, Ms-6, in R. D. I. D. P. at the Department of Physiology of the FMRP-USP.

Octávio Marques Pontes Neto

Department of Neurosciences and Behavioral Sciences-FMRP

55 (16) 3602-1110

CNPq research productivity Fellow-Level 2

opontesneto@fmrp.usp.br

Currículo Lattes

Medical Degree from the Federal University of Ceará (1999); Medical Residencies in Neurology (2000-2003) and Clinical Neurophysiology (2003-2004) from the HCFMRP-USP. He holds a doctorate in Neurology (2008) and “Livre Docência” in Neurology (2018), both from the FMRP-USP.

Fellowship in Vascular Neurology and Neurosonology at Vall d’hebron Hospital, Barcelona, Spain. Postdoctoral fellow at Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA. He is an Associate Professor of the Department of Neurosciences and Behavioral Sciences of FMRP-USP and head of the Vascular Neurology and Neurological Emergencies Service of the HCFMRP-USP.

He has been dedicated to clinical research involving Cerebrovascular Diseases and Neurological Emergencies, mainly addressing the following topics: stroke, thrombolytic therapy, obstructive sleep apnea, cerebral hemorrhage, emergency medical regulation system, transcranial Duplex and cerebral vasoreactivity.

He was the President (2016-2018) and is currently Vice-President of the Brazilian Society of Cerebrovascular Diseases and the Coordinator of the National Stroke Research Network, established by the Ministry of Health (Decit/SCTIE/MS).

Osvaldo Massaiti Takayanagui

Department of Health Sciences-FMRP

55 (16) 3602-2472

CNPq research productivity Fellow-Level 1

omtakay@fmrp.usp.br

Currículo Lattes

He has a Medical Degree from the FMRP-USP (1973), a Master’s degree (1980), and a doctorate (1987) in Neurology from the FMRP-USP. Postdoctoral fellow at the National Institute of Neuroscience, National Center of Neurology and Psychiatry, Tokyo, Japan (1990).

Professor at the FMRP-USP (2003). He has been a Professor of Neurology at the FMRP-USP since 2007.

He was the Clinical Director of the General Hospital FMRP-USP from 2009 to 2017, the Scientific Director of the Brazilian Academy of Neurology, from 2004 to 2008, a Member of the Ethics Committee of the Brazilian Academy of Neurology, from 2016 to 2020. Awarded the prize: Brazilian Citation Classic of the 1990’s in Neurology by the ISI-Institute for Scientific Information for the article: Takayanagui OM & Jardim E. Therapy for neurocysticercosis.

Regina Maria França Fernandes

Department of Neurosciences and Behavioral Sciences-FMRP

55 (16) 3602-2546

rmfferna@fmrp.usp.br

Currículo Lattes

She holds a Medical Degree from the University of Brasilia (1980), a master degree in Neurology from the FMRP-USP (1988), a fellowship in Neonatal Polygraph from Stanford University, CA, USA (1989-91), a doctorate in Neurology from the FMRP-USP (1995), and a fellowship in Sleep Medicine from the Cleveland Clinic, Ohio, USA (1996).

She is an Assistant Professor at the FMRP-USP, where she coordinates the undergraduate discipline in Medicine entitled “Nervous System“, and the graduate discipline in Neurology and Neurosciences, entitled ”Sleep Disorders – Clinical and Laboratory Aspects”.

Taiza Elaine Grespan dos Santos

Department of Neurosciences and Behavioral Sciences-FMRP

55 (16) 3602-1000

CNPq industrial-technological development scholarship-Level A

taiza@fmrp.usp.br

Currículo Lattes

She graduated in Physical Therapy from the State University of Londrina-UEL; residency in Physical Therapy from the State University of Rio de Janeiro-UERJ; specialization in Neurological Physical Therapy from the Estácio De Sá University-RJ. She holds a PhD in Neurosciences from the Department of Neurosciences and Behavioral Sciences of the FMRP-USP.

She attended the Intensive Course in Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation and the Intensive Course in Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation offered by the Berenson-Allen Center for Noninvasive Brain Stimulation, Harvard, Boston, USA, in 2011.

Tonicarlo Rodrigues Velasco

Department of Neurosciences and Behavioral Sciences-FMRP

55 (16) 3602-2613

tvelasco@fmrp.usp.br

Currículo Lattes

He holds a Medical degree from the Federal University of Uberaba (1992), a master’s degree and a doctorate in Neurology from the University of São Paulo – USP, and a postdoctoral degree from the University of California-Los Angeles (UCLA).

He has experience in the field of Medicine, with emphasis on neurology, acting mainly on difficult-to-control epilepsy, EEG, diagnostic methods in patients with epilepsy, temporal lobe epilepsy, and epilepsy surgery.He is currently the Director of the Adult Epilepsy Surgery Center of the Epilepsy Surgery Center of the HCRP-USP (Cirep); he is responsible for the training of residents, assistant physicians, and graduates at the institution.

Valéria Paula Sassoli Fazan

Department of Surgery and Anatomy-FMRP

55 (16) 3602-2501

CNPq research productivity Fellow-Level 2

vpsfazan@yahoo.com.br

Currículo Lattes

She holds a Medical Degree from the FMRP-USP (1991), a master’s degree in Morphology from the FMRP-USP (1995), and a doctorate in Neurology from the FMRP-USP (1999).

She held a sandwich PhD at the University of Iowa, with which she maintains close scientific relations.

She is an associate professor Level II of the FMRP-USP, in the Department of Surgery and Anatomy, being responsible for several undergraduate disciplines, particularly in the courses of Medicine, Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, and Biomedical Sciences.

Vitor Tumas

Department of Neurosciences and Behavioral Sciences-FMRP

55 (16) 3602-2548

tumasv@fmrp.usp.br

Currículo Lattes

Graduated in Medicine from the FMRP-USP (1985), he completed the Medical Residency in Neurology and Clinical Neurophysiology (1986-1990), and has a master’s and PhD in Neurology from the FMRP-USP.

He is currently a full-time Professor of Neurology at the Department of Neurosciences and Behavioral Sciences at the FMRP-USP.

He works as a physician, professor, and researcher in the area of Neurology, especially in the areas of Movement Disorders and Behavioral Neurology.

Wilson Marques Junior

Department of Neurosciences and Behavioral Sciences-FMRP

55 (16) 3602-2548

wmjunior@fmrp.usp.br

Currículo Lattes

He has a medical degree from the FMRP-USP (1983); a medical residency in neurology from the HCFMRP-USP (1983, 1986); a specialization in the Electromyoneurography from the HCFMRP-USP (1987), a master’s degree in Neuroscience from the University of São Paulo (1988); a specialization in peripheral neuropathies and Electromyoneurography at Louisiana State University (1988-1987); a PhD in Neuroscience from USP (1994); and a postdoctoral from the Institute of Neurology (1997), London University.

He has been a Professor of Neurology at the FMRP-USP since 2007.

Specific Advisors

Carlos Ernesto Garrido Salmon

Department of Physics-FFCLRP

55 (16) 3315-3822

garrido@fflcrp.usp.br

Currículo Lattes

He holds a degree in Nuclear Engineering from the Instituto Superior de Ciencias y Tecnologias Nucleares (1996) and a doctorate in Physics from the University of São Paulo (2005). He is currently a PhD (associate) professor at the University of São Paulo.

He has experience in Biomedical Engineering, with emphasis on Biological Signal Processing, acting mainly on: Quantitative Techniques in MRI, in vivo spectroscopy, brain connectivity, neurovascular coupling, and quantification of paramagnetic ions in tissues.

Renato Leonardo de freitas

Department of Surgery and Anatomy-FMRP

55 (16) 3315-4690

rlfreitas@usp.br

Currículo Lattes

He holds a degree in Biological Sciences from Barão de Mauá (1999-2003). He completed scientific improvement and initiation at the Department of Morphology (2000) and the Department of Pharmacology (2001-2003) at the FMRP-USP.

He has a master’s degree (2004-2005), a doctorate (2006-2010), and a postdoctoral degree (2010-2013) in Pharmacology from the FMRP-USP. He developed a project in international collaboration with Prof. Dr. Nicola Sibison from “Gray Laboratories, University of Oxford, England” (2009).

He did an internship at the “Department of Experimental Medicine, Division of Pharmacology, University of Campania Vanvitelli, Naples, Italy.” (2015/2016). He is currently in charge of the research aid at FAPESP-Young Researcher and the Multi-User Equipment (EMU/FAPESP) at FMRP-USP.

He serves as director of the Multi-user Center for Neuroelectrophysiology (http://defreitasrl.wix.com/dbsteam), which has “Deep Brain Stimulation” (DBS) equipment and he is the Coordinator of the Pain & Emotions Laboratory (http://www.brownbearsw.com/cal/cmn), located in the Department of surgery and anatomy of FMRP-USP.

He has been a member of the Laboratory of Neuroanatomy and Neuropsychobiology in the Department of Pharmacology of FMRP-USP, headed by Professor Norberto Cysne Coimbra (since 2001).

He is the Scientific Coordinator of the Committee for Basic Research in Pain of the Brazilian Society for the Study of Pain (SBED). He has international scientific collaboration among projects and research lines with the group led by Professor Sabatino Maione of the “Department of Experimental Medicine” at the “Second University of Naples”, located in Naples, Italy (since 2013).

He has experience in the area of Pharmacology and Neuroscience, with emphasis on studies in the areas of Neurobiology, Neuroanatomy, Neurophysiology, and Psychopharmacology, acting mainly on the following topics: chronic pain, neuropathy, cognitive, sensory, behavioral, and emotional aspects related to pain, analgesia, comorbidities among neurological/psychiatric disorders.

Sara Regina Escorsi Rosset

Epilepsy Surgery Center-HCFMRP

55 (16) 3602-2613

sararosset@fmrp.usp.br

Currículo Lattes

She has a degree in Psychology from the University of São Paulo (USP).

Specialist in Neuropsychology by the Federal Council of Psychology.

She holds a PhD in Neurology/Neurosciences in Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging. Specialization in Cognitive Rehabilitation and Neuropsychological Evaluation.

Advisor of the Graduate Program of Neurosciences/Neurology of FMRP.

Professors/Responsible for the disciplines

Ana Carolina de Castro Issy Pereira

School of Dentistry of Ribeirão Preto – USP

carol_issy@hotmail.com

Currículo Lattes

She holds a bachelor’s degree in Dentistry from the University of Ribeirão Preto-UNAERP (2000), a master’s degree (2005) and a doctorate in Pharmacology from the University of São Paulo (2010). Currently, she is a postdoctoral fellow at the School of Dentistry of Ribeirão Preto FORP-USP supervised by Professor Dr. Elaine Del Bel. (Lattes Curriculum: 07/07/2021).

Ana Paula Crestani

Department of Neurosciences and Behavioral Sciences-FMRP

paula.crestani@gmail.com

Currículo Lattes

She is a Bachelor of Biological Sciences from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (2012). She holds a Master and PhD degree in Biological Sciences-Neurosciences from this same university (2014 and 2018, respectively). She completed part of her PhD (2016-2017) at the University of California, Davis (USA). She has worked with topics related to the processes of formation, reconsolidation, and extinction of aversive memories. In 2018, she completed a postdoctoral internship at the Karolinska Institute (Sweden). Currently, she is a postdoctoral fellow and collaborating professor at the FMRP-USP. She investigates the mechanisms of homeostatic synaptic plasticity (through electrophysiological, molecular, and morphological techniques) involved in situations of uncontrolled neuronal activity in animal models of epilepsy (Lattes Curriculum: 07/07/2021).

Carlos Renato Tirapelli

School of Nursing of Ribeirão Preto

crtirapelli@eerp.usp.br

Currículo Lattes

CNPq research productivity fellow-level 1D.


He holds a degree from the School of Pharmaceutical Sciences of Ribeirão Preto/USP (1998), a master’s degree (2001), and a doctorate (2005) in Pharmacology from the FMRP/USP. He completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Institute of Pharmacology, Medical School, University of Sherbrooke, QC, Canada (2005-2006). Currently, he is an Associate Professor 1 of the School of Nursing of Ribeirão Preto-USP. He is an advisor in the graduate programs in Pharmacology at the FMRP-USP and in Psychiatric Nursing at the School of Nursing of Ribeirão Preto/USP. He has experience in Cardiovascular Pharmacology working mainly in the following research areas: Pharmacology/Toxicology of ethanol, cellular/molecular mechanisms involved in vascular dysfunction, and oxidative stress. (Lattes Curriculum: 07/07/2021).

Eduardo Henrique de Lima Umeoka

University Center of Goiatuba, Unicerrado, Brazil

eduardoumeoka@gmail.com

Currículo Lattes

He has a degree in Biological Sciences from Barão de Mauá University Center (2005), a Master and PhD degree in Medicine (Neurosciences) from the FMRP-USP, with a sandwich internship at the University of Utrecht, The Netherlands (2013-2014). He holds a Postdoc in Gynecology and Obstetrics from the FMRP-USP (2015-2016), Neuroscience from the FMRP-USP (2016-2019), and the University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands (2017-2018). Currently, he is a Professor at the School of Santa Rita De Cássia, Itumbiara-GO and the Medical School of Unicerrado in Goiatuba-GO. He has experience in Neurosciences and Behavior and works mainly on the following topics: Neurophysiology, Neuroendocrinology, Physiology, Stress, Epilepsy, Experimental Models of Psychopathologies, Neuroplasticity, Cognition, Memory. (Lattes Curriculum: 07/07/2021).

Felipe Villela Gomes

Department of Pharmacology-FMRP

gomesfv@usp.br

Currículo Lattes

He is a PhD Professor in the Department of Pharmacology of the FMRP-USP. He holds a degree in Pharmacy from the School of Pharmacy and Biochemistry of the Federal University of Juiz de Fora (2008), a master’s degree (2009-2011), and a doctorate (2011-2015) in Biological Sciences (Pharmacology) from the FMRP-USP. He was a postdoc fellow at Dr. Anthony Grace, University of Pittsburgh (May / 2015-Dec / 2018). He is a member of the Education Committee of the Schizophrenia International Research Society (SIRS). He receives financial assistance from the Young Researcher Program of FAPESP, working on the following topics: (de)regulation of the dopaminergic system, stress as a risk factor for the development of schizophrenia, and new pharmacological targets for the treatment of schizophrenia. (Lattes Curriculum: 07/07/2021).

Jorge Eduardo Moreira

Department of Neurosciences and Behavioral Sciences-FMRP

cello@fmrp.usp.br

Currículo Lattes  

He is a Senior Professor at the FMRP-USP. Postdoctoral fellow and “Staff Scientist” at the National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD (NIH 1985-1997). He holds a PhD in Medicine (Morphology and Cell Biology) from the University of São Paulo, FMRP (1982). Graduated in Veterinary Medicine from UNNE, Argentina (1966). He has experience in cell neurobiology, synapses of the central nervous system of vertebrates and cephalopods, and cell secretion (glandular tissues). Methodology in various aspects of light microscopy, fluorescence, confocal, laser microdissection, ultrastructure and molecular methods. (Lattes Curriculum: 07/07/2021).

José Aparecido da Silva

FFCLRP-USP

jadsilva@ffclrp.usp

Currículo Lattes

He holds a Master and Doctorate Degree in Psychology from the Institute of Psychology of USP and a Postdoc in Perception and Psychophysics from the University of California, Santa Barbara, USA. He is a retired Professor of the Department of Psychology of the FFCLRP-USP. With several papers published in national and international indexed journals, often cited in the international literature, he is one of the researchers in Psychology in Brazil most often referenced by his peers in journals, books, and book chapters. He is a Member of the American Psychological Association, the International Society for Psychophysics, a member of the Academy of Sciences of Ribeirão Preto, and the only researcher in Psychology in Brazil member of the Psychonomic Society. He was a Visiting Professor at the University of California, Santa Barbara (USA), University of Hokkaido (Japan), University of Padua (Italy), University of Paris, XI – Orsay (France), and University of Coimbra (Portugal). At the University of Coimbra, he is the Co-coordinator of the Master’s degree in Experimental Psychology and, at the National University of Tucumán (Argentina), he is the co-coordinator of the Associate Graduate Center supported by CAPES (Brazil) and SPU (Argentina). In 2017, he created and has been the coordinator of the MBA course at USP, Behaviour in Institutions – PECE USP/POLI. (Lattes Curriculum: 07/07/2021).

José Geraldo Speziali

Department of Neurosciences and Behavioral Sciences-FMRP

jgspecia@fmrp.usp.brCurrículo Lattes

He is a retired Professor of the Department of Neurosciences and Behavioral Sciences of FMRP-USP. He received the “Sérgio Henrique Ferreira” award from the Brazilian Society for the Study of Pain, in recognition of the relevant services provided in the area. He founded the Outpatient Clinics of Headache, Craniofacial Pain and Neuropathic Pain of the HCRP. He is a Board member of SBCe.

José Luiz Liberato

Department of Neurosciences and Behavioral Sciences-FMRP

jll@usp.br

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He is a Postdoctoral fellow at the Department of Neurosciences and Behavioral Sciences of the FMRP-USP. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences (2004) from the FFCLRP-USP, a Master (2008) and PhD (2013) in Psychobiology from FMRP-USP. He works in the area of Neurosciences, mainly in the subareas of Neurochemistry, Neuropsychopharmacology, and Animal Behavior. Currently, he studies the role of the GABAergic substrate in the neuroanatomic and electrophysiological dynamics of the Hippocampal-Prefrontal Cortex Circuit during the progression of Epileptogenesis. (Lattes Curriculum: 07/07/2021).

Lucas Albrechet de Souza

Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, School of Medicine, Department of Physiology

lucasas@alumni.usp.br

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Bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences from USP (Bachelor’s degree-2004 and Teaching Certification-2006); Master’s degree (2006) and doctorate (2010) in Psychobiology from USP (2010); postdoctoral degree from USP (2010-2012), Tufts University (2013-2015) in Boston (USA), and Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center (January to October 2018) in New Orleans (USA). He worked as a researcher (level A, Science Without Borders) at the Institute of Psychology of the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul/Hospital de Clinicas de Porto Alegre (2015-2018). He is currently an Instructor-Research in the Department of Physiology at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans. He has more than 15 years of experience in Psychobiology, in the fields of Neuropharmacology, Neurophysiology, and Animal Behavior, with an emphasis on the investigation of the biological bases of mental disorders and the mechanisms of neurobiological linked to stress and drugs of abuse (cocaine and alcohol) in animal models. He is a member of the Brazilian Society of Physiology (SBFis), the National Association of Research and Graduate Studies in Psychology (ANPEPP), the Society for Neuroscience (SfN), the International Behavioral Neuroscience Society (IBNS), the board of directors for the Institute for Neuroscience and Behavior (INeC), among others. (Lattes Curriculum: 07/07/2021).

Mariza Bortolanza

School of Dentistry of Ribeirão Preto – USP

marizabortolanza@usp.br

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She holds a bachelor’s degree (2003) and a master’s degree (2005) in Biological Sciences and a PhD (2010) in Pharmacology from the Federal University of Paraná. She was a Postdoctoral fellow at the University of Strathclayde in Glasgow, Scotland for one year (2010-2011); participated in the program “Mission in France, INSERM/FAPESP”, at the Pierre et Marie Curie University in Paris, France. Currently, she has been a postdoc fellow at the University of São Paulo (USP), Ribeirão Preto campus. She has training in Pharmacology, with emphasis on Neuropsychopharmacology, experience in the evaluation of animal behavior, ability to perform stereotactic surgery and histological and immunohistochemistry techniques. (Lattes Curriculum: 07/07/2021).

Matheus Teixeira Rossignoli

Department of Neurosciences and Behavioral Sciences-FMRP

matheustr@alumni.usp.br

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He is a Postdoctoral fellow at the Department of Neurosciences and Behavioral Sciences of the FMRP-USP. Bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences from the FFCLRP-USP. Master’s degree and PhD from the Graduate Program in Neurosciences and Behavioral Sciences of FMRP-USP. He has experience in the following topics: animal models of psychiatric disorders and their electrophysiological correlates, synaptic plasticity in the prefrontal hippocampus-cortex pathway, endocannabinoid system and the therapeutic potential of cannabidiol in experimental models. (Lattes Curriculum: 07/07/2021).

Maurício dos Santos Pereira

School of Dentistry of Ribeirão Preto – USP

m.pereira@usp.br

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He is a Professor at the School of Dentistry of Ribeirão Preto – USP. Postdoctoral fellow at the Institut du cerveau et de la Moelle Épinière (Université de Sorbonne, Paris) and School of Dentistry – USP). He holds a PhD from the Department of Physiology of the FMRP-USP and a Master’s degree in Neurosciences from the Universidade Federal Fluminense. He has collaboration with the Experimental Therapeutics of Parkinson’s disease Laboratory (ICM, Paris), with the Instituto Superior de Investigaciones Biológicas (INSIBIO), and the Instituto de Química Biológica Dr Bernabé Bloj (CONICET-UNT, Tucumán), and with research groups from the Biomedical Institute of Universidade Federal Fluminense and the FMRP. (Lattes Curriculum: 07/07/2021).

Millene Rodrigues Camilo

Department of Neurosciences and Behavioral Sciences-FMRP

millenecamilo@usp.br

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She has a Degree in Medicine from the University of Ribeirão Preto (2004), Master degree in Medical Sciences, Neurology area, from the Department of Neurosciences and Behavioral Sciences of FMRP-USP (2013), PhD in Medical Sciences, Neurology area, from the same institution (2017), and a “sandwich” PhD at Inselspital, University of Bern, Switzerland. Currently, she is an assistant neurologist at the HCFMRP-USP, she Coordinates the Stroke Unit and Preceptor of Neurology residents. The main fields of clinical research involve Cerebrovascular Diseases and respiratory sleep disorders. (Lattes Curriculum: 07/07/2021).

Nilson Carlos Ferreira Junior

School of Dentistry of Ribeirão Preto – USP

ncfj03@yahoo.com.br

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He graduated in Pharmacy from the Federal University of Alfenas (2009). He holds a Master and Doctorate degree in Biological Sciences (Pharmacology) from the FMRP-USP (2015). He is currently a postdoctoral fellow at the Laboratory of Psychopharmacology at the FMRP- USP, being responsible for preclinical studies of efficacy and toxicity of a new compound for the treatment of Parkinson’s disease. He has experience in the areas of Pharmacology, Physiology, and Toxicology, working mainly on neural control of cardiovascular activity, hypertension, physical exercise, neuropsychopharmacology, pharmacology of neurodegenerative diseases, and preclinical toxicology of new drugs. (Lattes Curriculum: 07/07/2021).

Pedro José Tomaselli

Department of Neurosciences and Behavioral Sciences-FMRP

pedrojtomas@yahoo.com.br

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He graduated in Medicine from the Federal University of Santa Catarina, 2006. He has Medical Residency in Neurology from HCRP-USP, Ribeirão Preto, 2011. Fellow in Neuromuscular Diseases and Neuroimmunology, HCRP-USP, 2012. Master degree in Neurology from FMRP-USP (2014). Fellow in clinical research related to hereditary neuropathies from the National Institute of Neurology and Neurosurgery of the United Kingdom (Queen Square, London), from 2014 to 2016. PhD from FMRP-USP, 2018. International Master-Peripheral Nervous System Disorder, University of Milan, 2020. (Lattes Curriculum: 07/07/2021).

Priscila de Medeiros

Department of Neurosciences and Behavioral Sciences-FMRP

prienfmedeiros@hotmail.com

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Junior Postdoctoral Fellow at CNPq. She Graduated in Nursing from the University of San Francisco (2010). She holds a Master’s degree from the Interdisciplinary Program in Health Sciences of the Federal University of São Paulo-UNIFESP and PhD from the Graduate Program in Medicine (Neurology) of FMRP/USP, area of concentration Neurosciences. She is currently a postdoctoral fellow at the Department of Pharmacology of FMRP-USP. Internship at the Department of Experimental Medicine, Division of Pharmacology, University of Campania L. Vanvitelli, Naples-Italy (2015/2016). She works in the area of Neurosciences with emphasis on studies that address the sensory, emotional, and cognitive aspects of chronic pain and its psychiatric and neurological comorbidities. She is a member of the Committee of Basic Research and Integrative and Complementary Practices of SBED (Brazilian Society for the Study of Pain). Mother of Leonardo, who was born in 2014. (Lattes Curriculum: 07/07/2021).

Rafael Carvalho Almada

School of Sciences and Arts of Assis, Department of Biological Sciences. Unesp-Campus Assis

rcalmaf@gmail.com

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He is currently an associate researcher (Young Researcher – FAPESP) and lecturer without employment (discipline: General and Human Anatomy) linked to the Department of Biological Sciences of the School of Sciences and Arts of Assis (UNESP – Assis). Teaching Certificate and Bachelor’s degree (2005) in Biological Sciences from UNESP. Master (2009) and Doctor (2013) in Science from FFCLRP-USP. He held a postdoctoral degree at the Dept. of Pharmacology, Department of Neuroscience and Behavior at FMRP-USP, and the Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry (Mpip) in Munich, Germany. He has experience in teaching and research in the areas of Morphology (Anatomy), Pharmacology (Neuropsychopharmacology), and Physiology (Neurophysiology), acting in research mainly on animal models of psychiatric disorders, optogenetics, the endocannabinoid system, and the orexin system. (Lattes Curriculum: 07/07/2021).

Rafael Guimarães dos Santos

Department of Neurosciences and Behavioral Sciences-FMRP

banisteria@gmail.com

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Graduated in Biology from the University Center of Brasilia (2005); Master’s degree in Psychology from the University of Brasilia (2006); doctorate in Pharmacology from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain (2012), and postdoctoral from the University of São Paulo (2018). He currently holds a postdoctoral degree in Mental Health at FMRP-USP, where he also acts as an accredited advisor. He is a researcher at the National Institute of Science and Technology: Translational Medicine (INCT/CNPq). He has experience in Pharmacology, with emphasis on psychopharmacology, acting mainly on the following topics: psychoactive drugs, hallucinogens, cannabinoids, serotonin, glutamate, depressive disorders, anxiety disorders, substance-related disorders, mental health. It has more than 100 publications on hallucinogens and cannabinoids, more than 60 of these publications on ayahuasca. (Lattes Curriculum: 07/07/2021).

Veriano Alexandre Junior

Epilepsy Surgery Center (CIREP) – FMRP

alexandreveriano@gmail

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Neurologist and Electroencephalographer; Master and Doctor from the University of São Paulo; doctoral internship at the University of Pavia; postdoctoral at the University of Lyon; Assistant Doctor of the Epilepsy Surgery Center at the HCFMRP-USP. He works as an epileptologist and electroencephalographer at the Center for Epilepsy Surgery (CIREP) and is responsible for the Therapeutic Monitoring Laboratory of HCFMRP-USP. He is interested in care and research with a focus on the diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis of epilepsies, including video-electroencephalography, epilepsy surgery, and clinical studies of new antiepileptic drugs. (Lattes Curriculum: 07/07/2021).