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  • Oct 2020. Good news for the lab as we hear that we were selected for the UFRJ internal grant ALV'2020!

  • Nov 2020. Mariana successfully passed her Bachelor final exam! Congrats Mari!

  • Dec 2020. Mychael was elected as an affiliate member of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences. Kudos Mychael!

  • Feb 2021. We are happy to see the ISRIB paper published and highlighted on the cover of Science Signaling. Nice collaborative work with Sergio Ferreira (UFRJ) and Eric Klann (NYU) led by Dr. Mauricio Oliveira. Congrats to the team!

  • Jun 2021. We  are ​happy to learn that Mariana Chauvet was officially admitted to the Master's in Biological Chemistry! Congrats Mari!

  • Jul 2021. We are very pleased to hear the news that our proposal submitted to the Serrapilheira Institute will be funded this year!

  • Aug 2021. Congrats to Alinny and Ricardo, who had their review on muscle-to-brain signaling mechanisms accepted for publication in Neuropharmacology!

  • Sep 2021. Mychael was awarded an IBRO Early Career Award.

  • Sep 2021. Ricardo was selected for a Nota Dez Predoctoral Fellowship from FAPERJ. Congrats, Ricardo! We rejoice!

  • Nov 2021. Our awesome postdoctoral fellow Alinny was selected for a Nota Dez Postdoctoral Fellowship from FAPERJ. Kudos Alinny!

  • Aug 2022. Mychael received the 2022 Early Career Achievement Award from Alzheimer's Association. Great news


On the News:

Jan 2019. Pesquisa liderada por brasileiros aponta que hormônio pode reverter perda de memória causada pelo Alzheimer (text and video in Portuguese): News over our study showing the neuroprotective actions of irisin in AD models.

Jul 2020. Estudo mostra avanço para detectar Alzheimer de forma precoce (video in Portuguese): Mychael comments on the recent studies describing plasma phospho-tau biomarkers for AD on the national TV channel GloboNews.

Aug 2022. Os mecanismos do Alzheimer (text in Portuguese): News on our Alzheimer's Research made by UFRJ. 

Past news:


  • May 2019. We thank the Alzheimer's Association for their generous support of our research on Alzheimer's and irisin!

  • Jul 2019. Ricardo has been awarded ISN and ASBMB travel grants to visit the McEwen lab at the Rockefeller University in New York City. Congrats!

  • Sep 2019. Mychael secured the prestigious "Rio de Janeiro Young Scientist" grant for the lab. Projects to move ahead!

  • Jun 2020. We would like to welcome Dr. Alinny Isaac, who is joining us as a postdoctoral fellow to work on molecular mechanisms of mood impairment.

  • Aug 2020. We are glad to welcome Mr. Gabriel Stocco as research assistant in the lab! 

  • Aug 2020. As of now, Danielle Cozachenco (PhD student) has been selected to attend several international events, including the ISN Flagship School and the SfN Latin American Training Program. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, these events have been rescheduled to 2021. Congrats, Dani! Check the SfN news here!

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