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Pedro Lourenço Katayama


Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Araraquara. Faculdade de Odontologia (FOAr)  (Institutional affiliation from the last research proposal)
Birthplace: Brazil

Currently is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Harvard University (Boston, USA). Was a Postdoctoral Fellow at São Paulo State University (Araraquara, SP, Brazil; 2019-2022) and at University of Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh, USA; 2018-2019). Received his Ph.D. in Physiology from University of São Paulo (Ribeirão Preto, SP, Brazil; 2013-2018). During his Ph.D., received a fellowship to spend one year at University of Bristol (Bristol, UK; 2016-2017). Received a Specialization in Gerontology from the Multidisciplinary Health Residency Program at Federal University of Triângulo Mineiro (Uberaba, MG, Brazil; 2011-2013) and a Bachelors degree in Physical Education from University of Uberaba (Uberaba, MG, Brazil; 2006-2009). Has experience in Neuroscience and Physiology, with focus on Autonomic Nervous System and on Cardiovascular and Respiratory Physiology. Studies the neural mechanisms and circuits involved in cardiorespiratory control under physiological and pathological conditions. Furthermore, investigates how the nervous system and the immune system can interact in a bidirectional way. Main research techniques: in vivo electrophysiology, manipulation of specific neuronal populations, differentiation of human induced pluripotent stem cells (hIPSC) into neurons, RNA sequencing (RNA-Seq), immunohistochemistry, and fluorescent in situ hybridization (RNAscope) . (Source: Lattes Curriculum)

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