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Merari de Fátima Ramires Ferrari

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

She holds a degree in Biological Sciences (2001), PhD in Sciences (2006), postdoctoral (2008) and Livre-docencia (2017) by the University of São Paulo. She is currently associate professor at the Institute of Biosciences of the University of São Paulo. She got training in the University of Florida and UNiversity of Wollongong. She maintains active international collaborations with researchers from the United States, Portugal, Australia and the Netherlands. She also participates in academic activities at various levels, where she was a student representative in the postgraduate committee of the physiology department of the Institute of Biosciences of the University of São Paulo, she was a tutor for undergraduate and postgraduate students at IB-USP. Prof. Merari is part of the undergraduate committee, supervises research projects, she is deputy coordinator of the animal ethics committee, member of the board of director of molecular sciences course. She is represntative of the associate professors to the department of genetics and evolutionary biology and to the IB-USP director borad. She has been involved in outreach activities such as the IB-USP Winter Course, the IB-USP Genetics and Evolutionary Biology Department Summer Course and the IB-USP Thematic Week, as well as mentoring high school students in scientific projects. She has experience in Neurophysiology, Cell Biology and Molecular Biology, working mainly on the following topics: neuron culture, molecular and cellular biology, gene expression analysis, neurodegeneration, cellular communication, mitochondrial transport, intracellular traffic and formation of protein aggregates. His research line investigates the various stages of intracellular traffic associated with the aggregation of proteins present during neurodegeneration. e-mail: merari@usp.br (Source: Lattes Curriculum)

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Cit./Article6.3
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CHAVES, RODRIGO S.; MELO, THAIANY Q.; D'UNHAO, ALINE M.; FARIZATTO, KAREN L. G.; FERRARI, MERARI F. R.. Dynein c1h1, dynactin and syntaphilin expression in brain areas related to neurodegenerative diseases following exposure to rotenone. ACTA NEUROBIOLOGIAE EXPERIMENTALIS, v. 73, n. 4, p. 541-556, . Web of Science Citations: 5. (09/12200-9, 08/04480-9, 11/06434-7, 11/00478-2)

FERRARI, MERARI F. R.; REIS, EDUARDO M.; MATSUMOTO, JOAO P. P.; FIOR-CHADI, DEBORA R.. Gene Expression Profiling of Cultured Cells From Brainstem of Newborn Spontaneously Hypertensive and Wistar Kyoto Rats. Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology, v. 29, n. 3, p. 287-308, . Web of Science Citations: 6.

FERRARI‚ M.F.R.; FIOR-CHADI‚ D.R.. Chronic nicotine administration: Analysis of the development of hypertension and glutamatergic neurotransmission. Brain Research Bulletin, v. 72, n. 4, p. 215-224, .

FARIZATTO, KAREN L. G.; IKONNE, UZOMA S.; ALMEIDA, MICHAEL F.; FERRARI, MERARI F. R.; BAHR, BEN A.. A beta(42)-mediated proteasome inhibition and associated tau pathology in hippocampus are governed by a lysosomal response involving cathepsin B: Evidence for protective crosstalk between protein clearance pathways. PLoS One, v. 12, n. 8, . Web of Science Citations: 10. (12/15495-2)

CHAVES, JULIANA C. S.; MACHADO, FELIPPE T.; ALMEIDA, MICHAEL F.; BACOVSKY, TATIANA B.; FERRARI, MERARI F. R.. microRNAs expression correlates with levels of APP, DYRK1A, hyperphosphorylated Tau and BDNF in the hippocampus of a mouse model for Down syndrome during ageing. Neuroscience Letters, v. 714, . Web of Science Citations: 0. (18/07592-4, 15/18961-2, 15/10892-1)

LIMA, NATHAN C. R.; MELO, THAIANY Q.; SAKUGAWA, ANDRESSA Y. S.; MELO, KARLA P.; FERRARI, MERARI F. R.. Restoration of Rab1 Levels Prevents Endoplasmic Reticulum Stress in Hippocampal Cells during Protein Aggregation Triggered by Rotenone. Neuroscience, v. 419, p. 5-13, . Web of Science Citations: 0. (17/14273-0, 13/08028-1, 15/10892-1, 11/06434-7, 15/18961-2)

MELO, T. Q.; VAN ZOMEREN, K. C.; FERRARI, M. F. R.; BODDEKE, H. W. G. M.; COPRAY, J. C. V. M.. Impairment of mitochondria dynamics by human A53T alpha-synuclein and rescue by NAP (davunetide) in a cell model for Parkinson's disease. Experimental Brain Research, v. 235, n. 3, p. 731-742, . Web of Science Citations: 9. (13/08028-1, 12/15495-2)

FERRARI, M. F. R.; REIS, E. M.; MATSUMOTO, J. P. P.; FIOR-CHADI, D. R.. Transcriptome analysis of nicotine-exposed cells from the brainstem of neonate spontaneously hypertensive and Wistar Kyoto rats. PHARMACOGENOMICS JOURNAL, v. 10, n. 2, p. 134-160, . Web of Science Citations: 2.

CHAVES, RODRIGO S.; MELO, THAIANY Q.; MARTINS, STEPHANIE A.; FERRARI, MERARI F. R.. Protein aggregation containing beta-amyloid, alpha-synuclein and hyperphosphorylated tau in cultured cells of hippocampus, substantia nigra and locus coeruleus after rotenone exposure. BMC NEUROSCIENCE, v. 11, . Web of Science Citations: 23. (09/00010-0, 08/04655-3, 08/04480-9, 09/02345-0)

MELO, THAIANY Q.; D'UNHAO, ALINE M.; MARTINS, STEPHANIE A.; FARIZATTO, KAREN L. G.; CHAVES, RODRIGO S.; FERRARI, MERARI F. R.. Rotenone-Dependent Changes of Anterograde Motor Protein Expression and Mitochondrial Mobility in Brain Areas Related to Neurodegenerative Diseases. Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology, v. 33, n. 3, p. 327-335, . Web of Science Citations: 8. (11/05576-2, 09/12200-9, 11/00478-2, 11/06434-7, 08/04480-9)

FARIZATTO, KAREN L. G.; IKONNE, UZOMA S.; ALMEIDA, MICHAEL F.; FERRARI, MERARI F. R.; BAHR, BEN A.. A beta(42)-mediated proteasome inhibition and associated tau pathology in hippocampus are governed by a lysosomal response involving cathepsin B: Evidence for protective crosstalk between protein clearance pathways. PLoS One, v. 12, n. 8, . Web of Science Citations: 10. (12/15495-2)

CHAVES, JULIANA C. S.; MACHADO, FELIPPE T.; ALMEIDA, MICHAEL F.; BACOVSKY, TATIANA B.; FERRARI, MERARI F. R.. microRNAs expression correlates with levels of APP, DYRK1A, hyperphosphorylated Tau and BDNF in the hippocampus of a mouse model for Down syndrome during ageing. Neuroscience Letters, v. 714, . Web of Science Citations: 0. (18/07592-4, 15/18961-2, 15/10892-1)

LIMA, NATHAN C. R.; MELO, THAIANY Q.; SAKUGAWA, ANDRESSA Y. S.; MELO, KARLA P.; FERRARI, MERARI F. R.. Restoration of Rab1 Levels Prevents Endoplasmic Reticulum Stress in Hippocampal Cells during Protein Aggregation Triggered by Rotenone. Neuroscience, v. 419, p. 5-13, . Web of Science Citations: 0. (17/14273-0, 13/08028-1, 15/10892-1, 11/06434-7, 15/18961-2)

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FERRARI, Merari de Fátima Ramires. "Efeito modulatório da nicotina sobre a neurotransmissão em núcleos encefálicos responsáveis pelo controle cardiovascular em ratos geneticamente hipertensos e normotensos". Tese (Doutorado) -  Instituto de Biociências.  Universidade de São Paulo (USP).  São Paulo.  (01/10471-3

MELO, Thaiany Quevedo. Análise da expressão das proteínas Rab anterior à agregação proteica associada à neurodegeneração. Dissertação (Mestrado) -  Faculdade de Medicina.  Universidade de São Paulo (USP).  São Paulo.  (09/12200-9

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