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Maurício dos Santos Pereira


Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Faculdade de Odontologia de Ribeirão Preto (FORP)  (Institutional affiliation from the last research proposal)
Birthplace: Brazil

Post-doctoral associate at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard. Worked as Collaborating Professor III at the Faculty of Dentistry of Ribeirão Preto (USP) and post-doctorate at the Institut du cerveau et de la Moelle Épinière (Université de Sorbonne, Paris) and the University of São Paulo (Faculty of Dentistry of RIbeirão Preto). He is currently working on the characterization of microglial activity in genetic models of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. He holds a PhD from the Department of Physiology at the Faculty of Medicine of Ribeirão Preto and a Master's degree from the Neurosciences Program at the Universidade Federal Fluminense. Training in Biomedicine, with an emphasis on Scientific Research in the area of #8203;#8203;Physiology and Pharmacology. He worked with pharmacological models of dyskinesia induced by L-DOPA and experimental models for Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), having knowledge of techniques such as production of primary cultures of glial and neuronal cells, imaging techniques (immunohisto/cytochemistry and fluorescence), ELISA, uptake and release of neurotransmitters, cAMP dosage assay, Western Blot and receptor binding, in addition to behavioral tests, such as elevated plus maze, open field, cylinder test and apomorphine-induced rotation test (for detection of nigrostriatal pathway damage) and identification and scoring of abnormal involuntary movements. It has collaboration with the Experimental Therapeutics of Parkinson's disease laboratory (ICM, Paris), with the Instituto Superior de Investigaciones Biológicas (INSIBIO), and Instituto de Química Biológica Dr Bernabé Bloj (CONICET-UNT, Tucumán) and with research groups at the Biomedical Institute from the Universidade Federal Fluminense and the Faculty of Medicine of Ribeirão Preto. (Source: Lattes Curriculum)

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