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Meet the faculty of the Postgraduate Program in Health Sciences:

Prof.ª Andréia de Melo Porcari, PhD
andreia.porcari@usf.edu.br
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Brief curriculum vitae: I am a chemist with a background in Analytical Chemistry, focused on Mass Spectrometry (MS) applied to Life Sciences. I concluded my Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry (2018), Master’s Degree (2012) and graduation (2008) in the State University of Campinas (UNICAMP, Brazil), under the supervision of Prof. Marcos N. Eberlin. As an assistant professor at São Francisco University (Bragança Paulista, Brazil), my research aims at investigating new diagnostics methods for different cancers types (such as breast, cervix, and brain), using classical metabolomics (LC-MS/MS, GC-MS/MS) and more recent ambient imaging MS techniques.

Prof. Carlos Augusto Real Martinez, PhD
Carlos.Martinez@usf.edu.br
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Brief curriculum vitae: Graduated in Medicine at Universidade São Francisco; Medical Residency in Digestive Surgery, Hospital do Servidor Público do Estado de São Paulo; Master in Digestive Surgery, Universidade Federal de São Paulo; PhD in General Surgery, Santa Casa de São Paulo; PhD in Digestive Surgery, Instituto de Assistência Médica ao Servidor Público Estadual; Adjunct Professor, São Francisco University Medical School; Associate Professor, Campinas State University; Fellow at Brazilian College of Surgeons, Brazilian Society of Coloproctology, Brazilian Society of Digestive Surgery, Brazilian Society of Laparoscopic and Robotic Surgery; Chairman of Residence Program in Coloproctology, São Francisco University Hospital.

 

 

Prof. Fabio Henrique da Silva, PhD
fabio.hsilva@usf.edu.br
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Brief curriculum vitae: Dr. Fabio H. Silva has a bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy (2008) from Fundação Educacional de Fernandópolis (SP, Brazil) and master's (2011) and Ph.D (2014) degrees in Pharmacology from University of Campinas (UNICAMP, SP, Brazil). He was a postdoctoral fellow (2015) at The Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine (Baltimore, MD, USA) and researcher at the Center of Hematology and Hemotherapy-UNICAMP (2018). Has experience in the areas of erectile dysfunction, priapism, lower urinary tract symptoms and pharmacology.

Prof. Fernando Augusto de Lima Marson, PhD
fernando.marson@usf.edu.br
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Brief curriculum vitae: Dr. Fernando Augusto Lima Marson is graduated in Biological Sciences from Unesp, Master’s in child and Adolescent Health, Ph.D. in Sciences, both from Unicamp and postdoctoral degree at the University of Lisbon, under the supervision of Professor Margarida Duarte Amaral. He graduated from Harvard in 2018 at the Principles and Practice of Clinical Research Program and was accredited as a site monitor for the course (2019) to be hosted at Brazil. At the same time, at Harvard, he was awarded with the best academic performance. He is currently an Assistant Professor at the Post Graduate Program in Health Sciences at the University of São Francisco where he performs studies using as model pulmonary and neurologic diseases, cancer and lung physiology in pediatric patients.

Prof. Giovanna Barbarini Longato, PhD
giovanna.longato@usf.edu.br
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Brief curriculum vitae: Dr. Longato earned a Bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences from Universidade Federal de Alfenas (UNIFAL-MG/2007), a Master’s degree and PhD in Cell and Structural Biology from Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP/2014). She developed scientific research at the Pharmacology and Toxicology Division of the Multidisciplinary Center for Chemical, Biological and Agricultural Studies (CPQBA-UNICAMP/2008-2014) and conducted postdoctoral studies at the Center for Research in Molecular Oncology at Barretos Cancer Hospital (Fundação Pio XII/2015). She has experience with phytochemistry, tumor cell cultures, biomolecular biological techniques and preclinical toxicological trials, working in the area of Natural Products and Cancer.

Prof. Dr. Ivan Gustavo Masselli dos Reis, PhD
ivan.reis@usf.edu.br
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Brief curriculum vitae: Research Associate of the Postgraduate Program in Health Sciences of the University Sao Francisco (Brazil). Philosophy Doctor in Physical Education by the School of Physical Education of the University of Campinas (Brazil, 2015). Has experience and is engaged in research topics related to physical activity, mainly involved in physiology, system development and information technology applied to performance assessment and physical training.

Prof. Dr. Leonardo Henrique Dalcheco Messias, PhD
leonardo.messias@usf.edu.br
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Brief curriculum vitae: Bachelor's at Physical Education from University Methodist of Piracicaba - UNIMEP, master's and PhD at Sciences of Nutrition, Sport, and Metabolism from the University of Campinas - UNICAMP. His researches are focused on physiological evaluation for measurement of aerobic and anaerobic variables, analyses of exercise performance, and mathematical modeling for determination of metabolic, cardiovascular, and respiratory parameters.

Brief curriculum vitae: Graduation at Ciências Biológicas e da Saúde from Universidade Metodista de São Paulo (2005), master's at Pharmacology from Universidade Federal de São Paulo (2008) and doctorate at Biotechnology from Universidade de São Paulo (2012). Has experience in Biochemistry, acting on the following subjects: innovation and developmento of new therapeutic molecules, isolation and characterization of molecules from marine animal venoms and secretions, analytical methods for diseases studies and therapeutical targets.

 

Prof. Lúcio Fábio Caldas Ferraz, PhD
lucio.ferraz@usf.edu.br
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Brief curriculum vitae: Dr. Ferraz earned a Bachelor’s degree in Biology (1995) and in Biomedicine (1997) from Universidade Estadual de Campinas (Unicamp), a Master’s degree (1999) and PhD (2006) in Genetics and Molecular Biology from Unicamp, with sandwich period (1999-2002) at the University of Southern California/USA. He has experience in the area of Molecular Genetics, with an emphasis on Genetics of Microorganisms, working mainly in the study of the mechanisms that regulate the expression of virulence genes in pathogenic bacteria.

Brief curriculum vitae: Dr. Ribeiro earned a Bachelor’s degree in Biology from PUC-Campinas, a Master’s degree in Medical Sciences and a PhD in Pharmacology, both from UNICAMP. He develops research into two distinct areas; (1) Effects of Helicobacter pylori infection on epigenetic modulation associated with gastric carcinogenesis, and (2) Assessment of natural compounds in molecular and epigenetic modulation associated with obesity. In 2014, was a postdoctoral researcher at Instituto Biodonostia San Sebastian (Spain) under the supervision of Dr. Ander Matheu. Productivity Researcher – Level 1 D.

Prof. Manoela Marques Ortega, PhD
Manoela.ortega@usf.edu.br
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Brief curriculum vitae: Dr. Ortega earned a Bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences from Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP) Júlio de Mesquita Filho (1996), a Master’s degree (2002) and PhD (2006) in Internal Medicine from the School of Medical Sciences (FCM), UNICAMP, and postdoctorate studies in Cancer Molecular Biology at the University of Kansas Medical Center, USA, from January 2008 to December 2011, and the University de Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, Texas, USA, from January 2012 to May 2014. She has experience in Conventional Cytogenetics, Fluorescence In Situ Hybridization (FISH) and molecular biology in Onco-Hematological Diseases, mainly in studies of polymorphisms, gene expression and microRNA, and interaction of oncogenic signaling pathways.

Prof. Michelle Darrieux Sampaio Bertoncini, PhD
Michelle.bertoncini@usf.edu.br
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Brief curriculum vitae: Dr. Bertoncini earned a Bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences from Universidade Federal de São Carlos, and a PhD in Biotechnology from Universidade de São Paulo/Instituto Butantan, as well as a Sandwich-program PhD from the University of Alabama at Birmingham - USA, with funding from CAPES. She has experience in the areas of Molecular Biology and Immunology, working in production and investigation of bacterial proteins as vaccine candidates.

Prof. Dr. Miguel Soares Conceição
miguel.conceicao@usf.edu.br
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Prof. Mário Angelo Claudino, PhD
mario.claudino@usf.edu.br
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Brief curriculum vitae: Dr. Claudino earned a Bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy and Biochemistry from Centro Universitário de Votuporanga (UNIFEV), and a PhD in Pharmacology from Universidade de Campinas (UNICAMP). He developed postdoctoral studies in the Department of Pharmacology at UNICAMP and the Department of Physiology at Louisiana State University’s Health Science Center (LSU-USA). Works as collaborating researcher in the Department of Pharmacology and Center of Hemostasis and Hematology (Blood Bank) at UNICAMP. Has experience in the field of sexual medicine and vascular pharmacology, with an emphasis on intracellular signaling mechanisms, endothelial dysfunction, erectile dysfunction, and urogenital changes.

Prof. Patrícia de Oliveira Carvalho, PhD
patricia.carvalho@usf.edu.br
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Brief curriculum vitae: Dr. Carvalho earned a Bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy from Universidade Federal de Alfenas (UNIFAL/1989), Master’s degree and PhD in Food Engineering (Food Science area) from Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP/1998). She has experience in Food Science with an emphasis on Bromatology, Food Biochemistry and Biotechnology; conducts research on issues involving food, nutrition and health. Productivity Researcher – Level II.

Prof. Raquel de Cássia dos Santos, PhD
raquel.cassia@usf.edu.br
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Brief curriculum vitae: Dr. Santos earned a Bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences from Universidade Estadual Paulista Júlio de Mesquita Filho (UNESP/Botucatu), a PhD in Biological Sciences, with a concentration in pharmacology, from the same institution, and postdoctoral degree in Health Sciences from Universidade São Francisco (USF). Develops research in the area of Natural Products.

Brief curriculum vitae: bachelor's at Ciências Biológicas from Universidade de Passo Fundo (2004) and master's at Biology and Fisiology of the Microorganisms from Universidade Estadual de Londrina (2007). Has experience in , focusing on Biological Sciences, acting on the following subjects: salmonella, pcr, coliformes totais, coliformes fecais and elisa.

Prof. Thaís Manzano Parisotto, PhD
thais.parisotto@usf.edu.br
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Brief curriculum vitae: Dr. Parisotto earned a Master’s degree and PhD in Pediatric Dentistry from Universidade de Campinas/FOP-UNICAMP (2008; 2011), a Bachelor’s degree in Dentistry from Araraquara School of Dentistry / FOAr-UNESP (2004), a sandwich program PhD at the Forsyth Institute, USA, and attended a course in Oral Immunology at Harvard Medical School. She has experience in research related to etiology of dental caries in childhood.

Prof. Dr. Thiago Rojas Converso, PhD
thiago.converso@usf.edu.br
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Brief curriculum vitae: Dr. Converso earned a Bachelor’s degree in Biotechnology from Universidade Federal de Alfenas (UNIFAL/2011), a PhD degree in Science (vaccinology area) from Universidade de São Paulo (USP/2017), and a Post-Doc in immunology from Lund University, Sweden. He has experience in the areas of Molecular Biology, Immunology and Microbiology, studying virulence factors as vaccine candidates, immune response investigation in animal models, bacterial mutants construction and biofilm formation.