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Etelvino José Henriques Bechara

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Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Instituto de Química (IQ)  (Institutional affiliation for the last research proposal)
Birthplace: Brazil

Etelvino José Henriques Bechara, 69 yrs old, Brazilian, married, four children. BSc degree in Chemistry (1968) and PhD in Biochemistry (1972) from the Chemistry Institute of the University of Sao Paulo IQUSP). Post-doctoral fellow at Johns Hopkins University (1974-5) and Research Associate at the Biological Laboratories (1975-6), Harvard University. Full Professor (1989-2008) and Senior Collaborator Professor (2009-present) of the IQUSP. Professor of Basic Biochemistry for 38 years at the IQUSP, being ranked in the 10% top professors by the students. Full professor of the Institute for Chemical, Environmental and Pharmaceutical Sciences of the Federal University of São Paulo (2009-present). Visinting Professor at various universities, among them: Georgia State University/Chemistry, Düsseldorf University/Physiology and York University/Chemistry. Superviser of 33 undergraduate students and 30 MSc and PhD graduate students, and 11 postdoctoral fellows. According to Publons em 13/07/2021: 226 pulbicações; 6071 citations; índex h = 45; Google Scholar: 9.482 citations; índex h=51. Research Fellow 1A of the Brazilian National Research Council (CNPQ) since 1991. Tens of articles and interviews published in regular Brazilian and international magazines and TV programas on science education. Full Member of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences (1996) and of the São Paulo Academy of Sciences (2013), National Scientifc Merit Medal (2004), Fellow of the Oxygen Society (1994), Fellow of the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation (1996), Scientifc Merit Medal from the University of Viçosa (2011), Simão Mathias Medal from the Brazilian Chemical Society (1997), Award from the Brazilian Association of Paints Industries (2000), Fritz Feigl Award from the São Paulo Chemistry Council, 2011 Best publication from the IQUSP. Rheimboldt-Hauptmann Award (2017). Co-founder, Treasurer, General Secretary, Vice-President, President and Councilor of the Brazilian Chemical Society - SBQ. Councilor of the Brazilian Association for the Advancement of Science - SBPC (2012-present). Consultant for Real Café do Brasil, Atlantis, Rener-Dupont, Chlorox, Nitro Química and CETREL-Odebrecht. Co-founder and President of the Association for Protection of the National Park of Emas (GO, Brazil). Collector and consultant for Naif Art. Principal scientific and technological contributions on chemiluminecence and beetle bioluminescence, peroxides, peroxynitrite and peroxidases, free radicals in biomedicine, lead poisoning, porphyrias, mutagenesis in the dark, alpha-oxoaldehydes, mitochondrial damage, corrosion of cars by dragonflies. (Source: Lattes Curriculum)

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RAFAELA LOPES FALASCHI; GRANT A. JOHNSON; CASSIUS VINICIUS STEVANI. The new species Neoceroplatus betaryiensis nov. sp. (Diptera: Keroplatidae) from Neotropical Region. Papéis Avulsos de Zoologia (São Paulo), v. 59, p. -, . (17/22501-2, 13/16885-1)

GALEAZZO, GABRIELA A.; MIRZA, JEREMY D.; DORR, FELIPE A.; PINTO, ERNANI; STEVANI, V, CASSIUS; LOHRMANN, KARIN B.; OLIVEIRA, ANDERSON G.. Characterizing the Bioluminescence of the Humboldt Squid, Dosidicus gigas (d'Orbigny, 1835): One of the Largest Luminescent Animals in the World. Photochemistry and Photobiology, v. 95, n. 5, p. 1179-1185, . Web of Science Citations: 0. (17/26279-2, 14/18541-0, 17/22501-2, 17/07677-7)

LIMA JEDLICKA, LETICIA DIAS; SILVA, JUCIARA DA COSTA; BALBINO, ALEKSANDRO MARTINS; NETO, GIUSEPPE BRUNO; SOUSA FURTADO, DANIELLE ZILDEANA; TORRES DA SILVA, HERON DOMINGUEZ; CORREIA CAVALCANTI, FERNANDADE BARROS; VAN DER HEIJDEN, KARIN MARIE; AVELLANEDA PENATTI, CARLOS ALBERTO; HENRIQUES BECHARA, ETELVINO JOSE; et al. Effects of Diacetyl Flavoring Exposure in Mice Metabolism. BIOMED RESEARCH INTERNATIONAL, . Web of Science Citations: 2. (18/02385-0, 12/02514-9, 13/07763-0)

WILHELM J. BAADER; CASSIUS V. STEVANI; ETELVINO J. H. BECHARA. "Photo" Chemistry Without Light?. Journal of the Brazilian Chemical Society, v. 26, n. 12, p. -, . (08/57721-3, 06/56530-4, 14/22136-4, 13/16885-1)

FALASCHI, RAFAELA L.; AMARAL, DANILO T.; SANTOS, ISAIAS; DOMINGOS, ADAO H. R.; JOHNSON, GRANT A.; MARTINS, ANA G. S.; VIROOMAL, IMRAN B.; POMPEIA, SERGIO L.; MIRZA, JEREMY D.; OLIVEIRA, ANDERSON G.; et al. Neoceroplatus betaryiensis nov. sp. (Diptera: Keroplatidae) is the first record of a bioluminescent fungus-gnat in South America. SCIENTIFIC REPORTS, v. 9, . Web of Science Citations: 0. (10/05426-8, 17/22501-2, 13/16885-1)

FREITAS-DORR, B. C.; MACHADO, C. O.; PINHEIRO, A. C.; FERNANDES, A. B.; DORR, F. A.; PINTO, E.; LOPES-FERREIRA, M.; ABDELLAH, M.; SA, J.; RUSSO, L. C.; et al. A metal-free blue chromophore derived from plant pigments. SCIENCE ADVANCES, v. 6, n. 14, . Web of Science Citations: 0. (18/25842-8, 14/10563-5, 16/21445-9, 15/25629-4, 14/22136-4, 19/06391-8, 15/24760-0, 15/18474-4)

SOUSA FURTADO, DANIELLE ZILDEANA; VILELA DE MOURA LEITE, FERNANDO BRUNALE; BARRETO, CLEBER NUNES; FARIA, BERNADETE; LIMA JEDLICKA, LETICIA DIAS; SILVA, ELISANGELA DE JESUS; TORRES DA SILVA, HERON DOMINGUEZ; HENRIQUES BECHARA, ETELVINO JOSE; ASSUNCAO, NILSON ANTONIO. Profiles of amino acids and biogenic amines in the plasma of Cri-du-Chat patients. Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis, v. 140, p. 137-145, . Web of Science Citations: 5. (13/21455-6, 12/02514-9, 13/07763-0)

VENTURA, FERNANDA F.; MENDES, LUIZ F.; OLIVEIRA, ANDERSON G.; BAZITO, REINALDO C.; BECHARA, ETELVINO J. H.; FREIRE, RENATO S.; STEVANI, V, CASSIUS. Evaluation of Phenolic Compound Toxicity Using a Bioluminescent Assay with the Fungus Gerronema viridilucens. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, v. 39, n. 8, . Web of Science Citations: 0. (17/22501-2, 13/16885-1)

GONCALVES, LETICIA C. P.; MASSARI, JULIO; LICCIARDI, SAYMON; PRADO, FERNANDA M.; LINARES, EDLAINE; KLASSEN, ALINE; TAVARES, MARINA F. M.; AUGUSTO, OHARA; DI MASCIO, PAOLO; BECHARA, ETELVINO J. H.. Singlet oxygen generation by the reaction of acrolein with peroxynitrite via a 2-hydroxyvinyl radical intermediate. Free Radical Biology and Medicine, v. 152, p. 83-90, . Web of Science Citations: 0. (18/25842-8, 12/12663-1, 13/07937-8, 17/27059-6, 17/22501-2)

MIRZA, JEREMY D.; MIGOTTO, ALVARO E.; YAMPOLSKY, ILIA V.; DE MORAES, GABRIELA V.; TSARKOVA, ALEKSANDRA S.; OLIVEIRA, ANDERSON G.. Chaetopterus variopedatusBioluminescence: A Review of Light Emission within a Species Complex. Photochemistry and Photobiology, v. 96, n. 4, p. 768-778, . Web of Science Citations: 0. (17/26279-2, 14/18541-0, 18/17857-5, 17/22501-2)

RAMOS, LUIZ D.; MANTOVANI, MARIANA C.; SARTORI, ADRIANO; DUTRA, FERNANDO; STEVANI, CASSIUS V.; BECHARA, ETELVINO J. H.. Aerobic co-oxidation of hemoglobin and aminoacetone, a putative source of methylglyoxal. Free Radical Biology and Medicine, v. 166, p. 178-186, . Web of Science Citations: 0. (19/24515-6, 17/22501-2)

MANO, CAMILA M.; PRADO, FERNANDA M.; MASSARI, JULIO; RONSEIN, GRAZIELLA E.; MARTINEZ, GLAUCIA R.; MIYAMOTO, SAYURI; CADET, JEAN; SIES, HELMUT; MEDEIROS, MARISA H. G.; BECHARA, ETELVINO J. H.; et al. Excited singlet molecular O-2 ((1)Delta g) is generated enzymatically from excited carbonyls in the dark. SCIENTIFIC REPORTS, v. 4, . Web of Science Citations: 23. (13/07937-8, 12/12663-1, 06/56530-4)

GONCALVES, LETICIA C. P.; MASSARI, JULIO; LICCIARDI, SAYMON; PRADO, FERNANDA M.; LINARES, EDLAINE; KLASSEN, ALINE; TAVARES, MARINA F. M.; AUGUSTO, OHARA; DI MASCIO, PAOLO; BECHARA, ETELVINO J. H.. Singlet oxygen generation by the reaction of acrolein with peroxynitrite via a 2-hydroxyvinyl radical intermediate. Free Radical Biology and Medicine, v. 152, p. 83-90, . Web of Science Citations: 0. (18/25842-8, 12/12663-1, 13/07937-8, 17/27059-6, 17/22501-2)

VENTURA, FERNANDA F.; MENDES, LUIZ F.; OLIVEIRA, ANDERSON G.; BAZITO, REINALDO C.; BECHARA, ETELVINO J. H.; FREIRE, RENATO S.; STEVANI, V, CASSIUS. Evaluation of Phenolic Compound Toxicity Using a Bioluminescent Assay with the Fungus Gerronema viridilucens. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, v. 39, n. 8, . Web of Science Citations: 0. (17/22501-2, 13/16885-1)

MORAES, V, GABRIELA; HANNON, MARY COLLEEN; SOARES, DOUGLAS M. M.; STEVANI, V, CASSIUS; SCHULZE, ANJA; OLIVEIRA, ANDERSON G.. Bioluminescence in Polynoid Scale Worms (Annelida: Polynoidae). FRONTIERS IN MARINE SCIENCE, v. 8, . Web of Science Citations: 1. (19/25086-1, 18/22304-5, 20/07600-7, 19/12605-0, 17/22501-2)

MIRZA, JEREMY D.; MIGOTTO, ALVARO E.; YAMPOLSKY, ILIA V.; DE MORAES, GABRIELA V.; TSARKOVA, ALEKSANDRA S.; OLIVEIRA, ANDERSON G.. Chaetopterus variopedatusBioluminescence: A Review of Light Emission within a Species Complex. Photochemistry and Photobiology, v. 96, n. 4, p. 768-778, . Web of Science Citations: 0. (17/26279-2, 14/18541-0, 18/17857-5, 17/22501-2)

TOKIKAWA, R.; LOFFREDO, C.; UEMI, M.; MACHINI, M. T.; BECHARA, E. J. H.. Radical acylation of L-lysine derivatives and L-lysine-containing peptides by peroxynitrite-treated diacetyl and methylglyoxal. Free Radical Research, v. 48, n. 3, p. 357-370, . Web of Science Citations: 3. (08/11695-1, 06/56530-4)

BAADER, WILHELM J.; STEVANI, CASSIUS V.; BECHARA, ETELVINO J. H.. ``Photo{''} Chemistry Without Light?. Journal of the Brazilian Chemical Society, v. 26, n. 12, p. 2430-2447, . Web of Science Citations: 8. (14/22136-4, 08/57721-3, 06/56530-4, 13/16885-1)

WILHELM J. BAADER; CASSIUS V. STEVANI; ETELVINO J. H. BECHARA. "Photo" Chemistry Without Light?. Journal of the Brazilian Chemical Society, v. 26, n. 12, p. -, . (08/57721-3, 06/56530-4, 14/22136-4, 13/16885-1)

RAFAELA LOPES FALASCHI; GRANT A. JOHNSON; CASSIUS VINICIUS STEVANI. The new species Neoceroplatus betaryiensis nov. sp. (Diptera: Keroplatidae) from Neotropical Region. Papéis Avulsos de Zoologia (São Paulo), v. 59, p. -, . (17/22501-2, 13/16885-1)

GALEAZZO, GABRIELA A.; MIRZA, JEREMY D.; DORR, FELIPE A.; PINTO, ERNANI; STEVANI, V, CASSIUS; LOHRMANN, KARIN B.; OLIVEIRA, ANDERSON G.. Characterizing the Bioluminescence of the Humboldt Squid, Dosidicus gigas (d'Orbigny, 1835): One of the Largest Luminescent Animals in the World. Photochemistry and Photobiology, v. 95, n. 5, p. 1179-1185, . Web of Science Citations: 0. (17/26279-2, 14/18541-0, 17/22501-2, 17/07677-7)

FREITAS-DORR, B. C.; MACHADO, C. O.; PINHEIRO, A. C.; FERNANDES, A. B.; DORR, F. A.; PINTO, E.; LOPES-FERREIRA, M.; ABDELLAH, M.; SA, J.; RUSSO, L. C.; et al. A metal-free blue chromophore derived from plant pigments. SCIENCE ADVANCES, v. 6, n. 14, . Web of Science Citations: 0. (18/25842-8, 14/10563-5, 16/21445-9, 15/25629-4, 14/22136-4, 19/06391-8, 15/24760-0, 15/18474-4)

FALASCHI, RAFAELA L.; AMARAL, DANILO T.; SANTOS, ISAIAS; DOMINGOS, ADAO H. R.; JOHNSON, GRANT A.; MARTINS, ANA G. S.; VIROOMAL, IMRAN B.; POMPEIA, SERGIO L.; MIRZA, JEREMY D.; OLIVEIRA, ANDERSON G.; et al. Neoceroplatus betaryiensis nov. sp. (Diptera: Keroplatidae) is the first record of a bioluminescent fungus-gnat in South America. SCIENTIFIC REPORTS, v. 9, . Web of Science Citations: 0. (10/05426-8, 17/22501-2, 13/16885-1)

KANESHIRO OLYMPIO, KELLY POLIDO; NAOZUKA, JULIANA; MAGALHAES, ANA CAROLINA; DE PERA GARCIA, MANUEL VALENTIM; DE OLIVEIRA, PEDRO VITORIANO; RABELO BUZALAF, MARILIA AFONSO; HENRIQUES BECHARA, ETELVINO JOSE; RISSO GUENTHER, WANDA MARIA. Microbiopsies of Surface Dental Enamel as a Tool to Measure Body Lead Burden. JOURNAL OF TOXICOLOGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH-PART A-CURRENT ISSUES, v. 73, n. 9, p. 627-636, . Web of Science Citations: 2. (01/09641-1, 06/56530-4)

KELLY POLIDO KANESHIRO OLYMPIO; JULIANA NAOZUKA; PEDRO VITORIANO OLIVEIRA; MARIA REGINA ALVES CARDOSO; ETELVINO JOSÉ HENRIQUES BECHARA; WANDA MARIA RISSO GÜNTHER. Association of dental enamel lead levels with risk factors for environmental exposure. Revista de Saúde Pública, v. 44, n. 5, p. 851-858, . (01/09641-1, 06/56530-4)

ZIED, DIEGO C.; VIEIRA JUNIOR, WAGNER G.; SOARES, DOUGLAS M. M.; STEVANI, V, CASSIUS; DIAS, EUSTAQUIO S.; IOSSI, MATHEUS R.; PARDO-GIMENEZ, ARTURO. Overview of four Agaricus subrufescens strains used in the last 15 years in Brazil and other countries and current potential materials for the future. MYCOLOGICAL PROGRESS, v. 20, n. 8, p. 953-966, . Web of Science Citations: 1. (17/22501-2, 18/21492-2)

Academic Publications

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CARDOSO, Vanessa Eid da Silva. Ritmo biologico para as concentrações de fluor no plasma em humanos. Tese (Doutorado) -  Instituto de Biologia.  Universidade Estadual de Campinas.  (04/09991-0

VELOSA, Adriana Correia de. Estudo de sondas supressoras de quimioluminescência biológica.  70 f. Dissertação (Mestrado) -  Instituto de Química.  Universidade de São Paulo (USP).  São Paulo.  (00/10020-9

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