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Licio Augusto Velloso
Director
Studies the molecular and cellular mechanisms leading to hypothalamic dysfunction in obesity.
Ronaldo Aloise Pilli
Coordinator of education and knowledge dissemination
Acts with the target-specific development of drugs for obesity and diabetes.
João Eduardo P. Furtado
Technology Transfer Coordinator
It operates with economy of technology and innovation; industrial and technological strategies and policies; sector studies; analysis of competitive strategies and technology and innovation.
Everardo Carneiro
Principal Investigator
It studies metabolic programming in insulin secretion and action in experimental models of nutritional overload / deficiency. Keywords: Langerhans islets, insulin secretion, insulin action, protein malnutrition, obesity
Antônio C. Boschero
Principal Investigator
Studies the characterization of molecular and cellular defects of pancreatic islets in experimental models of obesity and diabetes.
Helena C. F. de Oliveira
Principal Investigator
Studies molecular mechanisms linking obesity and insulin resistance to atherosclerosis.
Heitor Moreno Jr.
Principal Investigator
Studies the role of gene polymorphisms on hemodynamic parameter and vascular stiffness in obese resistant hypertensive patients.
José A. R. Gontijo
Principal Investigator
Studies the fetal programming and renal function in experimental models of nutritional overload and nutritional deficiency.
Silvana A. Bordin
Principal Investigator
Studies the circadian integration of energy metabolism.
Wilson Nadruz
Principal Investigator
Studies the impact of obesity, adiposity and hypertension on cardiac remodeling.
Marcio Alberto Torsoni
Principal Investigator
Works on topics related to maternal obesity and epigenetic damage, diabetes and central control of carbohydrate and fat metabolism. Keywords: Fetal programming, hypothalamus, cholinergic, homeostasis, obesity, high fat diet.
Andrei Carvalho Sposito
Principal Investigator
Studies an interaction between vascular biology and lipid and carbohydrate metabolism in humans and in experimental models. Keywords: Atherosclerosis, diabetes, HDL, endothelial function, ischemia and reperfusion.
Bruno Geloneze Neto
Principal Investigator
Has experience in Medicine, focusing on Endocrinology, acting on the following subjects: insulin resistance, bariatric and metabolic surgery, obesity and diabetes.
Marcelo Alves da Silva Mori
Principal Investigator
Expertise in Biology of aging and the interface with energy metabolism. Keywords: Aging, miRNAs, Adipose Tissue, Diabetes, Obesity
Jose Donato Jr
Principal Investigator
Neuroendocrine control of energy balance and glucose homeostasis. Keywords: Hypothalamus; leptin; growing hormone; food intake; obesity, diabetes mellitus.