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Dr. Felipe Barros, qualified as a Medical Doctor at the University of Chile in 1988, and obtained a PhD from the same university in 1993, advised by Dr. David Yudilevich. From 1993 to 1996 he was a Wellcome Trust Fellow in Steve Baldwin´s lab at the University of Leeds, UK, returning in 1996 to the University of Chile as Assistant Professor and then Associate Professor. In 2000 he joined the Center for Scientific Studies in Valdivia, where he is now a principal investigator. Dr. Barros and his group address the question of how the flux of energy relates to the flux of information in cells and in the brain. To elucidate these questions his team is developing new techniques to measure metabolic parameters using fluorescence microscopy.

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Felipe Barros

Center for Scientific Studies

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Dr. Jonathan DuBois earned a PhD in Neuroscience at McGill University in 2017. He has accumulated four years of experience as a Research Coordinator, working at the New York University School of Medicine and at Michael Cohen Group. Currently, he is a postdoctoral fellow at Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging, USA. As a neuroscientist, most of his work is dedicated to exploring multimodal neuroimaging modalities, including structural magnetic resonance images (MRI) and positron emission tomography (PET) data. Dr. Dubois explores such advanced image techniques with the purpose of identifying evidences and patterns that might elucidate better understanding of psychological and pathological conditions.

Jonathan DuBois

Harvard Medical School

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Dr. Marcelo O. Dietrich graduated in Medicine at the Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS) in 2007 and earned a PhD in Biological Sciences: Biochemistry at UFRGS in 2012. He is currently Assistant Professor at Yale Medical School in the Department of Comparative Medicine: Integrative Cell Signaling & Neurobiology of Metabolism (ICSNM). Dr. Dietrich also coordinates a Laboratory at Hospital de Clínicas de Porto Alegre, the Dietrich Seedlab. His laboratory (dietrich-lab.org) is most interested in understanding mechanisms of behavior control with emphasis on hypothalamic circuitries related to food intake.

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Marcelo Dietrich

Yale School of Medicine

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Dr. Mychael Lourenço graduated in Biological Sciences, and earned both his masters and PhD in Biological Chemistry from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ). He is currently an associate researcher at UFRJ and Columbia University (New York). He is a member of the young researchers committees of the Society for Neuroscience and of the International Society for Neurochemistry. He acts as a referee for several international journals, and is an associate editor of The Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease. He works in the field of molecular neuroscience, mainly investigating the molecular mechanisms of Alzheimer’s disease, neurodegenerative disorders, and cellular neurobiology.

Mychael Lourenço

Federal University of Rio de Janeiro

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Dr. Odir Dellagostin graduated in veterinary medicine at the Universidade Federal de Pelotas (UFPel) in 1989, earned his PhD from University of Surrey – England in 1995 and became a postdoctoral fellow in 1997 at the same university. Since 1997, Dr. Odir is a professor at UFPel with research expertise in molecular biology. More specifically, Dr. Odir works with the development of vaccines. Currently. Dr. Odir is the coordinator of the biotechnology area at CAPES and President of FAPERGS.

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Odir Dellagostin

Federal University of Pelotas

Fapergs

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Dr. Sergio Ferreira, graduated as a Chemist at the Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) in 1985, obtained his Master’s (1987) and PhD (1989) from the same university. In 1994 he was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Currently, Dr. Ferreira is a professor in the Instituto de Bioquímica médica at UFRJ, member of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences and reviewer of several journals, such as FASEB, Journal of Biological Chemistry and Alzheimer’s and Dementia. He has experience in Biochemistry/Biophysics/Neurobiology, with main focus in amyloidogenic and neurodegenerative disorders, in particular Alzheimer’s and Prion diseases.

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Sergio Ferreira

Federal University of Rio de Janeiro

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Diogo O. Souza

Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul

Department of Biochemistry

Eduardo Zimmer

Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul

Department of Pharmacology

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