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Holds a Bpharm (UFOP) and a PhD in Physiology (USP). Currently works a Postdoc in the Department of Physiology of the Institute of biosciencies at USP. Research interests are: a) comprehend the function of the photosensitive system of the skin, its modulation by UV radiation and visible light, and its relationship with clock genes, and pigmentation; b) interested in the molecular mechanisms that lead to melanoma, mainly the role of the tumorigenic effects on the light detection and temporal controlling systems of melanocytes; c) interested in the rapid effects displayed by aldosterone; d) and the signaling pathways that lead to malignant mesothelioma development. (Source: Lattes Curriculum)
The photosensitive system of the skin has been known for more than 20 years; however, only in 2011 a significant advance regarding its functionality started to be reported. Our research group has been working in a pioneering fashion in the field. Thus far we have demonstrated that the skin photosensitive system not only participates in UVA-induced immediate pigment darkening, but also a...
Environmental light-dark cycles evoke several physiological and behavioral responses in animals. In mammals, the suprachiasmatic nucleus (SCN) is the pacemaker responsible for generating the self-sustainable rhythms with a period close to 24 hours called circadian rhythms. Input signals such as light and temperature can reset the suprachiasmatic clock in a daily basis synchronizing the ...
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