Courses

Advanced Analysis of Qualitative Data
COD Workload Description
313A8-02 30 This course addresses: Approaches, methods and techniques for qualitative research in Psychology; The main theoretical-methodological currents that support qualitative analyses in human sciences investigations; Research methods and procedures for the collection and analysis of different types of research employing the qualitative method.
Professors Home time Lattes
ALEXANDRE ANSELMO GUILHERME 5 years and 6 months Link
Concentration area Type Required
Biochemical and Molecular Pharmacology Master's Not required
Biochemical and Molecular Pharmacology Doctorate Not required
Biomedical Gerontology Master's Not required
Biomedical Gerontology Doctorate Not required
CTBMF Master's Not required
CTBMF Doctorate Not required
Clinical Psychology Master's Not required
Clinical Psychology Doctorate Required
Clinical Stomatology Master's Not required
Clinical Stomatology Doctorate Not required
Dental Materials Master's Not required
Dental Materials Doctorate Not required
Dental Prosthetics Master's Not required
Dental Prosthetics Doctorate Not required
Education Master's Not required
Education Doctorate Not required
Endodontics Master's Not required
Endodontics Doctorate Not required
Human Cognition Master's Not required
Human Cognition Doctorate Required
Medical Practice Master's Not required
Medical Practice Doctorate Not required
Nephrology Master's Not required
Nephrology Doctorate Not required
Neurosciences Master's Not required
Neurosciences Doctorate Not required
Orthodontics and Facial Orthopedics Master's Not required
Orthodontics and Facial Orthopedics Doctorate Not required
Pediatrics Master's Not required
Pediatrics Doctorate Not required
Restorative Dentistry Master's Not required
Restorative Dentistry Doctorate Not required
Social Psychology Master's Not required
Social Psychology Doctorate Required
Surgical Practice Master's Not required
Surgical Practice Doctorate Not required
Research line Description
Evaluation of mechanisms involved in inflammatory and nociceptive alterations This line of research is concerned with the evaluation of mechanisms involved in inflammatory and nociceptive alterations
Drug Development This line of research has been designed for the development of drugs against neglected tropical diseases (tuberculosis and malaria) and the development of drugs against chronic and degenerative diseases.
Evaluation of pharmacological targets in cancer treatment This line of research is concerned with the evaluation of pharmacological targets in cancer treatment and inflammation.
Analysis and evaluation of neurochemical and pharmacological mechanisms in neurological diseases Study of the neurochemical roots and pharmacological targets in neurological diseases.
Biological Aspects of Aging This line of research is intended for the study of basic biological characteristics that play a role in the process of aging at the molecular, cellular, biochemical, genetic and evolutionary levels, as well as their forms of interaction with environmental factors in animal models and human beings (in vitro and in vivo).
Clinical and Emotional Aspects of Aging This line is geared towards the clinical and epidemiological study of the elderly and aging. Some of the most commonly researched topics are: geriatric syndromes (cognitive impairment, postural instability, immobility, fecal incontinence, iatrogenesis, communication disorder), frailty syndrome, brain aging, mental health, osteomuscular aging, cardiometabolic risk factors and nutrition.
Social-cultural, Demographic and Bioethical Aspects of Aging This line is geared towards the study of social, cultural, economic, demographic and bioethical aspects involved in the process of aging.
Aging and Public Health This line of research is intended to study the conditions of life, health and health care received and provided to the elderly, including long-living patients. It is intended to assess primary and secondary health care services, to design of instruments for monitoring access, service routines and care provided to the elderly and long-living patients in the public health care network. Additionally, it will investigate the natural history of diseases and health conditions as well as health prevention and control, in view of the socio-demographic variables, health indicators, life styles, functional capacity, psycho-social competences and quality of life.
Diagnosis and applied therapies This line of research evaluates and compares complementary diagnostic methods applied to Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMS). It analyzes the results of drug therapy applied to OMS. It selects the medicinal and/or surgical therapies recommended for trauma or oral and maxillofacial pathologies.
Craniofacial growth, development and deformities This line of research focuses on studies that support the diagnosis and surgical treatment of craniofacial patients with congenital or acquired deformities.
Theories, Techniques and Interventions in Clinical Psychology The line of research Theories, Techniques and Intervention in Clinical Psychology relies on six research groups that investigate, throughout the life cycle, psychological assessment and treatment processes as well as the development and adaptation of instruments for psychological assessment. Quantitative, qualitative and mixed designs are applied and psychoanalytical or cognitive-behavioral theories are used as theoretical background.
Stomatology diagnostic methods It aims to study the diseases of the oral and maxillofacial region and their consequences through different diagnostic methods that are applicable to them, as well as the provision of deeper insights and acquisition of new methods for clinical, laboratory and imaging diagnosis.
Oral and maxillofacial diseases ¿ clinical, immunological and anatomo-pathological studies The goal is to study, through clinical and laboratory trials, the etiopathogenesis of diseases that affect the oral cavity, as well as their consequences.
Craniomandibular Disorders This line of research studies the alterations caused by occlusal disorders directly on the temporomandibular joints, and assesses, along with signs and symptoms, the most adequate means for their resolution.
Dentistry Techniques and Devices This line of research studies the different techniques and devices, fixed and removable, according to clinical situation
Education theories and cultures Seeks to explore the relationship between anthropology, history, philosophy, sociology and education, by discussing political and cultural conditions in education. It brings together theoretical and empirical theories and research, so improving our understanding of the diversity of the human experience in the different processes of development.
People and education It studies education as a process that involves the person's non-development, training and self-training, highlighting its intertwining as health and well-being. It hosts interdisciplinary studies and research that enhance the pedagogical dimension of human experience in its interactions as biological, psychosocial, biographical, cultural aspects of two subjects and subjectivities in contemporary society.
Education training, policies and practices Seeks to explore educational processes in different training settings, from socio-political, historical and cultural perspectives, aiming at a critical analysis of policies, training practices, and educational planning in different contexts. It scrutinizes pedagogical practices in several degrees and types of education, enabling insights for decision making regarding changes in society and in the educational process.
Etiopathogenesis and treatment of periodontal and periapical diseases To better understand the modulatory processes involved in the onset and progression of inflammatory alterations involved in pulpal, periapical and periodontal lesions, correlating them with systemic outcomes.
Applied and Basic Cognitive Processes Esta línea de investigación se dedica al estudio básico y aplicado de la cognición humana. La principal teoría de apoyo es la Psicología Cognitiva amparada por los presupuestos del método experimental.
Psychobiology, Neuropsychology and Behavior This line of research focuses on studying the relationship between the psychobiological and neurocognitive mechanisms related to behavior.
Extra-renal dialysis and transplatation This line of research is intended for the study of different modalities of renal replacement therapies, with emphasis on organ transplantation, especially when it comes to immunology of transplants.
Clinical nephrology and arterial hypertension This line of research will address topics related to several aspects of clinical nephrology, renal function, arterial hypertension, renal and metabolic diseases.
Molecular Biology, immunology and stem cell This line of research is concerned with the study of molecular alterations in tumors, mainly those affecting the digestive and respiratory systems, through PCR techniques in real time, immunohistochemistry, flow cytometry and cell cultivation. It will also look at Cell Therapy and Tissue Engineering.
Cardiology/Risk Factors and genetics factors in cardiovascular diseases This line of research is concerned with assessing risk factors for cardiovascular surgeries using markers; traditional risk factors (dyslipidemias, arterial hypertension, diabetes, smoke addiction) and potential emerging ones (apolipoprotein B,small and dense LDL cholesterol) in coronary heart diseases.
Cardiology/Cellular therapy This line of research is intended to assess the efficiency and safety of autologous implants of bone marrow stem cells in patients suffering from dilated cardiomyopathy and in patients suffering from acute myocardial infarction.
Cellular metabolism and membrane transport in renal and metabolic diseases (or disease states) This line of research is designed for the study of physiopathogenic mechanisms of several renal and metabolic diseases.
Training and Faculty Development in Health
Respiratory Diseases / Smoking and smoking-related diseases This line of research will address the determining factors of success/failure in smoking cessation; it will assess the role of genetics in the experimentation, maintenance and cessation of smoking; it will test the efficacy of different therapies.
Study abdomen adult and elderly healthy and sick with new technologies in Diagnostic Imaging First of all, this line of research is intended to introduce students to different abdominal organs in advanced imaging modalities, such as magnetic resonance and positron emission tomography. It is intended to study the normal anatomy of these organs and tissues and their anatomic variations, thus allowing for a comparison between healthy and unhealthy individuals. With this, we intent to provide deeper insights into the abdomen's normal anatomy and its anatomic variation through new imaging technologies. Additionally, this line of research will determine the diagnostic imaging accuracy of gastrointestinal tract and urinary system diseases. We are intent on reaching an earlier and more precise diagnosis of the diseases of adult and elderly patients, thus increasing their survival. It has been designed to produce researchers and professors who want to work within this line of research responsible for studying the most common diseases in our population.
Clinical Epidemiology This area of concentration is intended to develop research in clinical epidemiology focusing on its methodological and clinical aspects. This line of research intends to encourage the development of research projects that contribute to the progress in identification, intervention and promotion of determinants of the health-disease process in human population.
Functional and Molecular Image of the Body Functional imaging is the state-of-the-art in diagnostic imaging. Magnetic Resonance made a giant leap in that direction through the employment of ultra-rapid acquisition techniques, which have enabled the measurement of variations in oxygen consumption levels arising from the BOLD effect and an estimation of the cellularity of tissues through the diffusion technique. PET has enabled Nuclear Medicine to measure the level of consumption of glucose in the tissue, by making use of ionizing radiation. It is largely employed in the investigation of tumors and metastasis, which have naturally increased the consumption of glucose due to a larger metabolic level. More recently, the Dynamic PET has enabled the assessment of the consumption of glucose over time and the measurement of the most active regions more precisely.
Epidemiology and Environmental Health This course is intended to encourage the development of research into the area of epidemiology and environmental health with an eye to the methodological and clinical aspects. This line of research seeks to encourage the development of research projects that contribute to the advancement of the identification, intervention and promotion of the determinants of the health-disease process in human population.
Technological Innovations in the Health Area Curently, we are seeing worldwide the fast development of technologies, proceedings and medicines focus at the most effective treatment of diseases and the restoration of health. This accelerated step with which medical knowledge progresses makes it necessary to create a new mentality in medical training, stimulating curiosity, the active search for knowledge and constant updating. The number and complexity of the scientific processes that lead to this evolution are also worthy of attention, both due to the need for training to understand them, as well as the work opportunity they represent for doctors in general.
Neurology/ stem cells This line of research is concerned with the assessment of the possibility of regeneration of central and peripheral neurological injuries resulting from neurodegenerative diseases, with somatic stem cells, as well as with the study of the structural and functional mechanisms of regeneration from injuries.
Behavioral neurology and neuropsychiatry This line of research will look at the neurobiology of psychiatric diseases and behavioral alterations in major neurological diseases.
Cognitive brain imaging This line of research will look at the development of new techniques for the analysis of neuroimaging and studies of neural bases of superior cognitive processes (for instance, language comprehension and acquisition, executive functions, spatial reasoning).
Neurotoxic activity of ureases and derived peptides This line of research will address the neurotoxic and pro-inflammatory activities of ureases of different organisms. It will also address the methodologies of study of neurotoxicity relying on the use of insects-models. As well as this, it will look at ureases as virulence factors for pathogenic microorganisms, especially bacteria Helicobacter pylori and Proteus mirabilis and Cryptococcu yeasts.
Neuroinflammation/Multiple Sclerosis/ neuromyelitis optica The inflammation resulting from neurological diseases may be primarily involved with the physiopathology of immunomediated diseases of the nervous system, such as multiple sclerosis, neuromyelitis optica, ADEM - acute demyelinating encephalomyelitis, Guillain-Barré syndrome, autoimmune encephalitis and some neurological complications resulting directly or indirectly from viral or bacterial infections (e.g. meningoencephalitis). In other diseases, the inflammation plays a major role, but less clear than it is in strokes and in degenerative diseases of the central nervous system. The deregulation in the immune system, be it either temporary or permanent, may lead to injuries in the brain, bone marrow and peripheral nerves that cause permanent neuronal damage with the risk of aftereffects and permanent incapacity. By relying on advanced methods in molecular biology associated with clinical and imaging assessment (magnetic resonance, nuclear medicine), we have conducted research that is intended to understand the intrinsic and extrinsic mechanisms that lead to an increase of pro-inflammatory substances such as cytokines, chemokines, the production of autoantibodies, complement system activation, proliferation / maturation of autoreactive lymphocytes T and B, microglial activation and the alteration of the blood-brain barrier. Besides, we have conducted research for the identification of specific biomarkers for each disease which may assist in the establishment of better diagnosis/prognosis and in experimental animal models for the study of physiopathology and innovative therapeutic interventions.
Epilepsy This line of research will cover clinical and electroencephalographic, pharmacological, neuroimaging and surgical studies in the realm of epilepsy. The direct involvement of São Lucas Hospital with the diagnosis, clinical treatment and epilepsy surgery opens interesting perspectives of investigation, seeking diagnostic refinement, new treatment options and the correlations of epileptic syndromes with structural alterations of the brain.
The central nervous system (CNS) formation stages can be considered a great concert with the regency of different signaling molecules that trigger a cascade of dependent and complementary processes until the formation of all CNS structures as well as their different functionalities. The human brain is a puzzle of more than 100 billion pieces that must be accurately directed to its unique and specific location. The studies of Molecurar Bases of Embryonic Neurogenesis presents a comprehensive view of understanding the CNS, from its embryonic formation to neurogenesis in the adult brain, guiding clinical and pathological situations related to cerebral malformations and new therapeutic alternatives for CNS recovery. The use of molecular techniques as next-generation sequencing (NGS), super arrays, relative expression, genotyping, etc., are used to describe signaling pathways, genesis of pathologies, and application of precision medicine for the treatment of various diseases. The cell reprogramming at the embryonic level through the generation of induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSC) helps to understand embryonic neurogenesis and screening of new drugs for the treatment of alterations during the formation of the central nervous system and its associated pathologies
Growth, Development, Diagnosis and Applied Therapies This line of research will focus on studies that support the diagnosis, planning and treatment of orthodontic and facial orthopedic cases.
Orthodontic Materials and Biocompatibility This line fosters comparative studies of biocompatible dental materials with emphasis on those that are interesting to the field of orthodontics, supported by resources available from the Schools of Biosciences, Chemistry, Pharmacy and the Toxicology Institute.
Asthma: epidemiology, genetics and the study of basic mechanisms Epidemiology of asthma in different populations.
Respiratory Failure Etiopathogenesis, epidemiology, diagnosis and management of high impact respiratory infections in the pediatric population.
Stem cells and neurodegenerative diseases To assess the possibility of recovery of central and peripheral neurological lesions resulting from neurodegenerative diseases with somatic stem cells, as well as to study the mechanisms of structural and functional recovery of lesions.
Diagnostic and Therapeutic Interventions in Newborn Infants It addresses interventions in neonatal respiratory diseases, infectious diseases and nutrition disorders.
Pediatric Clinical and Experimental Epilesy Study of epileptic syndromes that begin during childhood including etiology, pathophysiology, characterization of specific syndromes, complementary investigation, comorbidities, treatment (clinical and surgical) and evaluation / development of new antiepileptic drugs. The experimental approach uses an in vitro and in vivo model of electrophysiology and immunohistochemistry, as well as a model to verify the effects of early seizures in the developing CNS.
Clinical Epidemiology applied to child health issues Study the validity of signs, symptoms and screening and diagnostic tests; and epidemiological indicators of childhood diseases and disorders, such as incidence, prevalence and mortality, relating them to etiological and prognostic factors.
Prematurity: impact in lung development and immune response To address pulmonary growth and development, focusing on the direct and indirect effects of prematurity on the lung.
Epigenetic and Molecular Mechanisms of Developmental Stress To investigate epigenetic and molecular mechanisms related to neurocognitive and behavioral development after exposure to early stress.
Cystic Fibrosis: epidemiology, genetics and therapeutics Epidemiology, genetic diagnosis and therapy of childhood lung diseases.
Tumor Immunology To study tumor immunology
Functional evaluation and rehabilitation in chronic respiratory diseases Research in the area of ​​functional assessment and rehabilitation of patients with chronic diseases, such as cystic fibrosis and asthma. It focuses on aspects such as physical activity and physical inactivity, pulmonary function, musculoskeletal development, obesity and quality of life.
Behavioral and Developmental Neurology Study of ontogenesis and bioelectrogenesis of the Central Nervous System. It evaluates, through polysomnography, the physiological changes and gestational age dependent and the influence of neonatal neurological disorders in the process of organization of brain electrical activity. It evaluates the neurological follow-up of premature newborns, considering the effects of prematurity on neuropsychomotor development. It evaluates the follow-up of term neonates with congenital infectious pathologies and hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy. Includes study of sleep and its disorders through the evaluation of clinical and neurophysiological characteristics forming the basis for understanding sleep medicine in childhood.
Immune responses to respiratory viral infections To analyze immune response to viral respiratory infections.
Stress and development It studies the mechanisms and development of possible therapies to prevent and / or treat the effects of early life interventions and their repercussions on the organism's development. It uses experimental research resources to study stress, inflammation, respiratory diseases, systems development, physical activity and their relationships with the life-long effects of perinatal changes.
Evaluation of the impact of interventions in early stages of development on neurochemical mechanisms and reflexes on behavior in juvenile and adult phase using animal models.
Research on the role of inflammation and the immune system in neurological diseases. Investigation of genetic and environmental factors. Development of experimental models, research on biomarkers, neurodegenerative processes, cognitive assessment and neuroimaging (magnetic resonance imaging and nuclear medicine) in diseases such as multiple sclerosis, optic neuromyelitis, anti-MOG-associated disease, acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM) and autoimmune encephalitis.
The line is designed to study all aspects related to therapy, prognosis and humanization in Pediatric Intensive Care and Emergency Units. It also includes study of aspects that refer to the professionals and management processes involved within these units.
Adhesive systems Mechanical tests of the bond strength of adhesive systems applied on dental surfaces and dental materials such as composite resin, ceramics and fiberglass. In situ and in vivo studies for testing the adhesive systems.
Restorative technologies and techniques The objective is to develop studies in laser, finite elements, mechanical tests of restorative materials applied in cavity preparation and the investigation of the potential of new technologies that can be incorporated to these techniques.
Social Psychology and Health: Individuals, Groups and Institutions The research groups in this line of research aim to study and conduct research on the psychosocial dimensions of health, the group processes and organizations and the institutional relationship between subjects, groups and institutions aiming to shed light on the processes of health/sickness in different social contexts. The theoretical-methodological approaches are primarily based on Cognitive Social Psychology, Complex Social and Systemic Epidemiology.
Psychosocial Processes: Identities, Practices and Contexts The research groups in this line aim to produce investigation focused on studying the psychosocial processes, from a sociohistorical perspective. Issues related to contemporary identity markers that connect to time, space and imaginary are addressed. The focus of interest lies in the different possibilities of expression/meaning of culture in day-to-day life, associated with the creation of perspectives for comprehension and analysis.
Obesity and Metabolic Syndrome This line is concerned with research in the area of obesity and metabolic syndrome with consequences in co-morbidities involved or related to the aforementioned pathologies.
Epidemiological, Clinicopathological, Radiological and Molecular aspects of malignant neoplasms. This area of concentration is intended to describe patients who suffer from malignant neoplasms in their different clinical stages, as well as to assess their clinical outcome by looking at the clinical, histopathological, radiological and molecular variables. Studies in this area may be accountable for addressing some issues that are still controversial among the scientific community.
Videolaparoscopic Surgery This area of concentration is intended to assess the advantages of the procedures conducted using less invasive techniques.
Advanced Topics in Oral Microbiology
COD Workload Description
196ED-02 30 Study and discussion of fundamental topics on structure, physiology, genetics and microbial virulence factors; and microbial ecology in the oral cavity and its implications for homeostasis and dysbiosis, especially repercussions on dental caries, periodontal disease and endodontic infections.
Professors Home time Lattes
SILVIA DIAS DE OLIVEIRA 19 years and 1 month Link
Concentration area Type Required
Biology and Orofacial Rehabilitation Master's Not required
Biology and Orofacial Rehabilitation Doctorate Not required
CTBMF Master's Not required
CTBMF Doctorate Not required
Clinical Stomatology Master's Not required
Clinical Stomatology Doctorate Not required
Dental Prosthetics Master's Not required
Dental Prosthetics Doctorate Not required
Endodontics Master's Not required
Endodontics Doctorate Not required
Ontological Clinic Master's Not required
Ontological Clinic Doctorate Not required
Orthodontics and Facial Orthopedics Master's Not required
Orthodontics and Facial Orthopedics Doctorate Not required
Restorative Dentistry Master's Not required
Restorative Dentistry Doctorate Not required
Research line Description
Orofacial diseases from pediatric to elderly patients This line of research aims to evaluate new approaches to prevention, diagnosis and treatment of oral cavity disorders, focusing on the management of pediatric and geriatric patients, considering the particularities of the oral cavity and its diseases, inherent to extreme ages.
Biomechanics, Pain and Orofacial Dysfunction This line of research is aimed to analyze the pathophysiology of orofacial pain, temporomandibular dysfunction, bruxism and parafunctional habits, focusing on the biomechanical characterization of the stomatognathic system and its reflexes on the organism, seeking to identify new diagnostic and therapeutic strategies for these conditions.
Quality of life and biopsychosocial aspects of orofacial diseases This line of research focuses on investigating the correlation between biopsychosocial aspects and changes in the stomatognathic system, evaluating interdisciplinary alternatives to improve patients' oral and overall quality of life.
Dental materials, biomaterials and tissue engineering This line of research aims at the development and evaluation of efficacy and safety of new dental materials, as well as innovative tissue engineering strategies, focusing on tissue regeneration and the reduction of infectious oral complications.
Diagnosis and applied therapies This line of research evaluates and compares complementary diagnostic methods applied to Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMS). It analyzes the results of drug therapy applied to OMS. It selects the medicinal and/or surgical therapies recommended for trauma or oral and maxillofacial pathologies.
Craniofacial growth, development and deformities This line of research focuses on studies that support the diagnosis and surgical treatment of craniofacial patients with congenital or acquired deformities.
Stomatology diagnostic methods It aims to study the diseases of the oral and maxillofacial region and their consequences through different diagnostic methods that are applicable to them, as well as the provision of deeper insights and acquisition of new methods for clinical, laboratory and imaging diagnosis.
Oral and maxillofacial diseases ¿ clinical, immunological and anatomo-pathological studies The goal is to study, through clinical and laboratory trials, the etiopathogenesis of diseases that affect the oral cavity, as well as their consequences.
Craniomandibular Disorders This line of research studies the alterations caused by occlusal disorders directly on the temporomandibular joints, and assesses, along with signs and symptoms, the most adequate means for their resolution.
Dentistry Techniques and Devices This line of research studies the different techniques and devices, fixed and removable, according to clinical situation
Etiopathogenesis and treatment of periodontal and periapical diseases To better understand the modulatory processes involved in the onset and progression of inflammatory alterations involved in pulpal, periapical and periodontal lesions, correlating them with systemic outcomes.
Endodontics and Periodontics: Etiopathogenesis and Treatment of Periodontal and Periapical Diseases This line of research aims to study the mechanisms involved in periapical and periodontal alterations, aiming to analyze their relationship with systemic diseases, as well to identify new treatment strategies for these conditions.
Stomatology: Clinical, Immunological and Pathological Studies The objectives of this line of research involve the evaluation of the pathophysiology of diseases affecting the oral mucosa and salivary glands, including oral cancer, focusing on the clinical, immunological and pathological aspects of these conditions, in order to identify new forms of prevention and treatment of such diseases.
Restorative Dentistry: Dentistry, Dental Prosthesis and Implantodontics This line of research is focused on the development of new technologies and approaches aimed at aesthetic and functional oral rehabilitation, using laboratory and clinical methods.
Bucomaxillofacial Surgery and Traumatology, Orthodontics and Facial Orthopedics: Diagnosis and Thera This line of research focuses on the investigation of new approaches to orthodontic, orthopedic and surgical correction of orofacial deformities, aiming to improve the diagnosis and management of patients with these conditions.
Growth, Development, Diagnosis and Applied Therapies This line of research will focus on studies that support the diagnosis, planning and treatment of orthodontic and facial orthopedic cases.
Orthodontic Materials and Biocompatibility This line fosters comparative studies of biocompatible dental materials with emphasis on those that are interesting to the field of orthodontics, supported by resources available from the Schools of Biosciences, Chemistry, Pharmacy and the Toxicology Institute.
Adhesive systems Mechanical tests of the bond strength of adhesive systems applied on dental surfaces and dental materials such as composite resin, ceramics and fiberglass. In situ and in vivo studies for testing the adhesive systems.
Restorative technologies and techniques The objective is to develop studies in laser, finite elements, mechanical tests of restorative materials applied in cavity preparation and the investigation of the potential of new technologies that can be incorporated to these techniques.
BIOETHICS IN DENTISTRY
COD Workload Description
83274-02 30 The objective of this course is to provide a systematic study of relevant themes or issues, as well as the ethical dilemmas that emerge from the theoretical and practical field of Biomedical Sciences.
Professors Home time Lattes
JOAO BATISTA BLESSMANN WEBER 28 years and 1 month Link
Concentration area Type Required
Biochemical and Molecular Pharmacology Master's Not required
Biochemical and Molecular Pharmacology Doctorate Not required
Biomedical Gerontology Master's Not required
Biomedical Gerontology Doctorate Not required
CTBMF Master's Not required
CTBMF Doctorate Not required
Clinical Stomatology Master's Not required
Clinical Stomatology Doctorate Not required
Dental Materials Master's Not required
Dental Materials Doctorate Not required
Dental Prosthetics Master's Not required
Dental Prosthetics Doctorate Not required
Endodontics Master's Not required
Endodontics Doctorate Not required
Medical Practice Master's Not required
Medical Practice Doctorate Not required
Nephrology Master's Not required
Nephrology Doctorate Not required
Neurosciences Master's Not required
Neurosciences Doctorate Not required
Orthodontics and Facial Orthopedics Master's Not required
Orthodontics and Facial Orthopedics Doctorate Not required
Restorative Dentistry Master's Not required
Restorative Dentistry Doctorate Not required
Surgical Practice Master's Not required
Surgical Practice Doctorate Not required
Research line Description
Evaluation of mechanisms involved in inflammatory and nociceptive alterations This line of research is concerned with the evaluation of mechanisms involved in inflammatory and nociceptive alterations
Drug Development This line of research has been designed for the development of drugs against neglected tropical diseases (tuberculosis and malaria) and the development of drugs against chronic and degenerative diseases.
Evaluation of pharmacological targets in cancer treatment This line of research is concerned with the evaluation of pharmacological targets in cancer treatment and inflammation.
Analysis and evaluation of neurochemical and pharmacological mechanisms in neurological diseases Study of the neurochemical roots and pharmacological targets in neurological diseases.
Biological Aspects of Aging This line of research is intended for the study of basic biological characteristics that play a role in the process of aging at the molecular, cellular, biochemical, genetic and evolutionary levels, as well as their forms of interaction with environmental factors in animal models and human beings (in vitro and in vivo).
Clinical and Emotional Aspects of Aging This line is geared towards the clinical and epidemiological study of the elderly and aging. Some of the most commonly researched topics are: geriatric syndromes (cognitive impairment, postural instability, immobility, fecal incontinence, iatrogenesis, communication disorder), frailty syndrome, brain aging, mental health, osteomuscular aging, cardiometabolic risk factors and nutrition.
Social-cultural, Demographic and Bioethical Aspects of Aging This line is geared towards the study of social, cultural, economic, demographic and bioethical aspects involved in the process of aging.
Aging and Public Health This line of research is intended to study the conditions of life, health and health care received and provided to the elderly, including long-living patients. It is intended to assess primary and secondary health care services, to design of instruments for monitoring access, service routines and care provided to the elderly and long-living patients in the public health care network. Additionally, it will investigate the natural history of diseases and health conditions as well as health prevention and control, in view of the socio-demographic variables, health indicators, life styles, functional capacity, psycho-social competences and quality of life.
Diagnosis and applied therapies This line of research evaluates and compares complementary diagnostic methods applied to Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMS). It analyzes the results of drug therapy applied to OMS. It selects the medicinal and/or surgical therapies recommended for trauma or oral and maxillofacial pathologies.
Craniofacial growth, development and deformities This line of research focuses on studies that support the diagnosis and surgical treatment of craniofacial patients with congenital or acquired deformities.
Stomatology diagnostic methods It aims to study the diseases of the oral and maxillofacial region and their consequences through different diagnostic methods that are applicable to them, as well as the provision of deeper insights and acquisition of new methods for clinical, laboratory and imaging diagnosis.
Oral and maxillofacial diseases ¿ clinical, immunological and anatomo-pathological studies The goal is to study, through clinical and laboratory trials, the etiopathogenesis of diseases that affect the oral cavity, as well as their consequences.
Craniomandibular Disorders This line of research studies the alterations caused by occlusal disorders directly on the temporomandibular joints, and assesses, along with signs and symptoms, the most adequate means for their resolution.
Dentistry Techniques and Devices This line of research studies the different techniques and devices, fixed and removable, according to clinical situation
Etiopathogenesis and treatment of periodontal and periapical diseases To better understand the modulatory processes involved in the onset and progression of inflammatory alterations involved in pulpal, periapical and periodontal lesions, correlating them with systemic outcomes.
Extra-renal dialysis and transplatation This line of research is intended for the study of different modalities of renal replacement therapies, with emphasis on organ transplantation, especially when it comes to immunology of transplants.
Clinical nephrology and arterial hypertension This line of research will address topics related to several aspects of clinical nephrology, renal function, arterial hypertension, renal and metabolic diseases.
Molecular Biology, immunology and stem cell This line of research is concerned with the study of molecular alterations in tumors, mainly those affecting the digestive and respiratory systems, through PCR techniques in real time, immunohistochemistry, flow cytometry and cell cultivation. It will also look at Cell Therapy and Tissue Engineering.
Cardiology/Risk Factors and genetics factors in cardiovascular diseases This line of research is concerned with assessing risk factors for cardiovascular surgeries using markers; traditional risk factors (dyslipidemias, arterial hypertension, diabetes, smoke addiction) and potential emerging ones (apolipoprotein B,small and dense LDL cholesterol) in coronary heart diseases.
Cardiology/Cellular therapy This line of research is intended to assess the efficiency and safety of autologous implants of bone marrow stem cells in patients suffering from dilated cardiomyopathy and in patients suffering from acute myocardial infarction.
Cellular metabolism and membrane transport in renal and metabolic diseases (or disease states) This line of research is designed for the study of physiopathogenic mechanisms of several renal and metabolic diseases.
Training and Faculty Development in Health
Respiratory Diseases / Smoking and smoking-related diseases This line of research will address the determining factors of success/failure in smoking cessation; it will assess the role of genetics in the experimentation, maintenance and cessation of smoking; it will test the efficacy of different therapies.
Study abdomen adult and elderly healthy and sick with new technologies in Diagnostic Imaging First of all, this line of research is intended to introduce students to different abdominal organs in advanced imaging modalities, such as magnetic resonance and positron emission tomography. It is intended to study the normal anatomy of these organs and tissues and their anatomic variations, thus allowing for a comparison between healthy and unhealthy individuals. With this, we intent to provide deeper insights into the abdomen's normal anatomy and its anatomic variation through new imaging technologies. Additionally, this line of research will determine the diagnostic imaging accuracy of gastrointestinal tract and urinary system diseases. We are intent on reaching an earlier and more precise diagnosis of the diseases of adult and elderly patients, thus increasing their survival. It has been designed to produce researchers and professors who want to work within this line of research responsible for studying the most common diseases in our population.
Clinical Epidemiology This area of concentration is intended to develop research in clinical epidemiology focusing on its methodological and clinical aspects. This line of research intends to encourage the development of research projects that contribute to the progress in identification, intervention and promotion of determinants of the health-disease process in human population.
Functional and Molecular Image of the Body Functional imaging is the state-of-the-art in diagnostic imaging. Magnetic Resonance made a giant leap in that direction through the employment of ultra-rapid acquisition techniques, which have enabled the measurement of variations in oxygen consumption levels arising from the BOLD effect and an estimation of the cellularity of tissues through the diffusion technique. PET has enabled Nuclear Medicine to measure the level of consumption of glucose in the tissue, by making use of ionizing radiation. It is largely employed in the investigation of tumors and metastasis, which have naturally increased the consumption of glucose due to a larger metabolic level. More recently, the Dynamic PET has enabled the assessment of the consumption of glucose over time and the measurement of the most active regions more precisely.
Epidemiology and Environmental Health This course is intended to encourage the development of research into the area of epidemiology and environmental health with an eye to the methodological and clinical aspects. This line of research seeks to encourage the development of research projects that contribute to the advancement of the identification, intervention and promotion of the determinants of the health-disease process in human population.
Technological Innovations in the Health Area Curently, we are seeing worldwide the fast development of technologies, proceedings and medicines focus at the most effective treatment of diseases and the restoration of health. This accelerated step with which medical knowledge progresses makes it necessary to create a new mentality in medical training, stimulating curiosity, the active search for knowledge and constant updating. The number and complexity of the scientific processes that lead to this evolution are also worthy of attention, both due to the need for training to understand them, as well as the work opportunity they represent for doctors in general.
Neurology/ stem cells This line of research is concerned with the assessment of the possibility of regeneration of central and peripheral neurological injuries resulting from neurodegenerative diseases, with somatic stem cells, as well as with the study of the structural and functional mechanisms of regeneration from injuries.
Behavioral neurology and neuropsychiatry This line of research will look at the neurobiology of psychiatric diseases and behavioral alterations in major neurological diseases.
Cognitive brain imaging This line of research will look at the development of new techniques for the analysis of neuroimaging and studies of neural bases of superior cognitive processes (for instance, language comprehension and acquisition, executive functions, spatial reasoning).
Neurotoxic activity of ureases and derived peptides This line of research will address the neurotoxic and pro-inflammatory activities of ureases of different organisms. It will also address the methodologies of study of neurotoxicity relying on the use of insects-models. As well as this, it will look at ureases as virulence factors for pathogenic microorganisms, especially bacteria Helicobacter pylori and Proteus mirabilis and Cryptococcu yeasts.
Neuroinflammation/Multiple Sclerosis/ neuromyelitis optica The inflammation resulting from neurological diseases may be primarily involved with the physiopathology of immunomediated diseases of the nervous system, such as multiple sclerosis, neuromyelitis optica, ADEM - acute demyelinating encephalomyelitis, Guillain-Barré syndrome, autoimmune encephalitis and some neurological complications resulting directly or indirectly from viral or bacterial infections (e.g. meningoencephalitis). In other diseases, the inflammation plays a major role, but less clear than it is in strokes and in degenerative diseases of the central nervous system. The deregulation in the immune system, be it either temporary or permanent, may lead to injuries in the brain, bone marrow and peripheral nerves that cause permanent neuronal damage with the risk of aftereffects and permanent incapacity. By relying on advanced methods in molecular biology associated with clinical and imaging assessment (magnetic resonance, nuclear medicine), we have conducted research that is intended to understand the intrinsic and extrinsic mechanisms that lead to an increase of pro-inflammatory substances such as cytokines, chemokines, the production of autoantibodies, complement system activation, proliferation / maturation of autoreactive lymphocytes T and B, microglial activation and the alteration of the blood-brain barrier. Besides, we have conducted research for the identification of specific biomarkers for each disease which may assist in the establishment of better diagnosis/prognosis and in experimental animal models for the study of physiopathology and innovative therapeutic interventions.
Epilepsy This line of research will cover clinical and electroencephalographic, pharmacological, neuroimaging and surgical studies in the realm of epilepsy. The direct involvement of São Lucas Hospital with the diagnosis, clinical treatment and epilepsy surgery opens interesting perspectives of investigation, seeking diagnostic refinement, new treatment options and the correlations of epileptic syndromes with structural alterations of the brain.
The central nervous system (CNS) formation stages can be considered a great concert with the regency of different signaling molecules that trigger a cascade of dependent and complementary processes until the formation of all CNS structures as well as their different functionalities. The human brain is a puzzle of more than 100 billion pieces that must be accurately directed to its unique and specific location. The studies of Molecurar Bases of Embryonic Neurogenesis presents a comprehensive view of understanding the CNS, from its embryonic formation to neurogenesis in the adult brain, guiding clinical and pathological situations related to cerebral malformations and new therapeutic alternatives for CNS recovery. The use of molecular techniques as next-generation sequencing (NGS), super arrays, relative expression, genotyping, etc., are used to describe signaling pathways, genesis of pathologies, and application of precision medicine for the treatment of various diseases. The cell reprogramming at the embryonic level through the generation of induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSC) helps to understand embryonic neurogenesis and screening of new drugs for the treatment of alterations during the formation of the central nervous system and its associated pathologies
Growth, Development, Diagnosis and Applied Therapies This line of research will focus on studies that support the diagnosis, planning and treatment of orthodontic and facial orthopedic cases.
Orthodontic Materials and Biocompatibility This line fosters comparative studies of biocompatible dental materials with emphasis on those that are interesting to the field of orthodontics, supported by resources available from the Schools of Biosciences, Chemistry, Pharmacy and the Toxicology Institute.
Adhesive systems Mechanical tests of the bond strength of adhesive systems applied on dental surfaces and dental materials such as composite resin, ceramics and fiberglass. In situ and in vivo studies for testing the adhesive systems.
Restorative technologies and techniques The objective is to develop studies in laser, finite elements, mechanical tests of restorative materials applied in cavity preparation and the investigation of the potential of new technologies that can be incorporated to these techniques.
Obesity and Metabolic Syndrome This line is concerned with research in the area of obesity and metabolic syndrome with consequences in co-morbidities involved or related to the aforementioned pathologies.
Epidemiological, Clinicopathological, Radiological and Molecular aspects of malignant neoplasms. This area of concentration is intended to describe patients who suffer from malignant neoplasms in their different clinical stages, as well as to assess their clinical outcome by looking at the clinical, histopathological, radiological and molecular variables. Studies in this area may be accountable for addressing some issues that are still controversial among the scientific community.
Videolaparoscopic Surgery This area of concentration is intended to assess the advantages of the procedures conducted using less invasive techniques.
BIOLOGICAL FUNDAMENTALS OF DENTAL PRACTICE I
COD Workload Description
83275-02 30 The course introduces basic concepts in cellular and molecular biology with an emphasis on oral biology. It explores processes related to essential homeostasis mechanisms of normal tissues and their rupture, which may cause pathologies. In this context, aspects related to genetics, activation and repression of genes, expression/transcription/translation of genes, proteins, transduction, secondary messengers, molecular immunology and cancer biology will be particularly emphasized. At the end of the course, students should be able to understand basic events that are part of the maintenance of cell viability and in what way changes in the extracellular environment can modify their activity phenotypically and functionally.
No offer for current semester
Concentration area Type Required
CTBMF Master's Not required
CTBMF Doctorate Not required
Clinical Stomatology Master's Not required
Clinical Stomatology Doctorate Not required
Dental Materials Master's Not required
Dental Materials Doctorate Not required
Dental Prosthetics Master's Not required
Dental Prosthetics Doctorate Not required
Endodontics Master's Not required
Endodontics Doctorate Not required
Orthodontics and Facial Orthopedics Master's Not required
Orthodontics and Facial Orthopedics Doctorate Not required
Restorative Dentistry Master's Not required
Restorative Dentistry Doctorate Not required
Research line Description
Diagnosis and applied therapies This line of research evaluates and compares complementary diagnostic methods applied to Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMS). It analyzes the results of drug therapy applied to OMS. It selects the medicinal and/or surgical therapies recommended for trauma or oral and maxillofacial pathologies.
Craniofacial growth, development and deformities This line of research focuses on studies that support the diagnosis and surgical treatment of craniofacial patients with congenital or acquired deformities.
Stomatology diagnostic methods It aims to study the diseases of the oral and maxillofacial region and their consequences through different diagnostic methods that are applicable to them, as well as the provision of deeper insights and acquisition of new methods for clinical, laboratory and imaging diagnosis.
Oral and maxillofacial diseases ¿ clinical, immunological and anatomo-pathological studies The goal is to study, through clinical and laboratory trials, the etiopathogenesis of diseases that affect the oral cavity, as well as their consequences.
Craniomandibular Disorders This line of research studies the alterations caused by occlusal disorders directly on the temporomandibular joints, and assesses, along with signs and symptoms, the most adequate means for their resolution.
Dentistry Techniques and Devices This line of research studies the different techniques and devices, fixed and removable, according to clinical situation
Etiopathogenesis and treatment of periodontal and periapical diseases To better understand the modulatory processes involved in the onset and progression of inflammatory alterations involved in pulpal, periapical and periodontal lesions, correlating them with systemic outcomes.
Growth, Development, Diagnosis and Applied Therapies This line of research will focus on studies that support the diagnosis, planning and treatment of orthodontic and facial orthopedic cases.
Orthodontic Materials and Biocompatibility This line fosters comparative studies of biocompatible dental materials with emphasis on those that are interesting to the field of orthodontics, supported by resources available from the Schools of Biosciences, Chemistry, Pharmacy and the Toxicology Institute.
Adhesive systems Mechanical tests of the bond strength of adhesive systems applied on dental surfaces and dental materials such as composite resin, ceramics and fiberglass. In situ and in vivo studies for testing the adhesive systems.
Restorative technologies and techniques The objective is to develop studies in laser, finite elements, mechanical tests of restorative materials applied in cavity preparation and the investigation of the potential of new technologies that can be incorporated to these techniques.
BIOLOGICAL FUNDAMENTALS OF DENTAL PRACTICE II
COD Workload Description
83285-02 30 The course addresses both the microbial world, especially microorganisms that are interesting to dentistry, and biosafety. It also covers topics of pharmacology and treatments of interest to dentistry, such as drugs mechanism of action, pharmacology of pain, inflammation and infection.
Professors Home time Lattes
KAREN CHERUBINI 28 years and 5 months Link
MARIA MARTHA CAMPOS 15 years and 6 months Link
Concentration area Type Required
Biochemical and Molecular Pharmacology Master's Not required
Biochemical and Molecular Pharmacology Doctorate Not required
Biomedical Gerontology Master's Not required
Biomedical Gerontology Doctorate Not required
CTBMF Master's Not required
CTBMF Doctorate Not required
Clinical Stomatology Master's Not required
Clinical Stomatology Doctorate Not required
Dental Materials Master's Not required
Dental Materials Doctorate Not required
Dental Prosthetics Master's Not required
Dental Prosthetics Doctorate Not required
Endodontics Master's Not required
Endodontics Doctorate Not required
Medical Practice Master's Not required
Medical Practice Doctorate Not required
Nephrology Master's Not required
Nephrology Doctorate Not required
Neurosciences Master's Not required
Neurosciences Doctorate Not required
Orthodontics and Facial Orthopedics Master's Not required
Orthodontics and Facial Orthopedics Doctorate Not required
Restorative Dentistry Master's Not required
Restorative Dentistry Doctorate Not required
Surgical Practice Master's Not required
Surgical Practice Doctorate Not required
Research line Description
Evaluation of mechanisms involved in inflammatory and nociceptive alterations This line of research is concerned with the evaluation of mechanisms involved in inflammatory and nociceptive alterations
Drug Development This line of research has been designed for the development of drugs against neglected tropical diseases (tuberculosis and malaria) and the development of drugs against chronic and degenerative diseases.
Evaluation of pharmacological targets in cancer treatment This line of research is concerned with the evaluation of pharmacological targets in cancer treatment and inflammation.
Analysis and evaluation of neurochemical and pharmacological mechanisms in neurological diseases Study of the neurochemical roots and pharmacological targets in neurological diseases.
Biological Aspects of Aging This line of research is intended for the study of basic biological characteristics that play a role in the process of aging at the molecular, cellular, biochemical, genetic and evolutionary levels, as well as their forms of interaction with environmental factors in animal models and human beings (in vitro and in vivo).
Clinical and Emotional Aspects of Aging This line is geared towards the clinical and epidemiological study of the elderly and aging. Some of the most commonly researched topics are: geriatric syndromes (cognitive impairment, postural instability, immobility, fecal incontinence, iatrogenesis, communication disorder), frailty syndrome, brain aging, mental health, osteomuscular aging, cardiometabolic risk factors and nutrition.
Social-cultural, Demographic and Bioethical Aspects of Aging This line is geared towards the study of social, cultural, economic, demographic and bioethical aspects involved in the process of aging.
Aging and Public Health This line of research is intended to study the conditions of life, health and health care received and provided to the elderly, including long-living patients. It is intended to assess primary and secondary health care services, to design of instruments for monitoring access, service routines and care provided to the elderly and long-living patients in the public health care network. Additionally, it will investigate the natural history of diseases and health conditions as well as health prevention and control, in view of the socio-demographic variables, health indicators, life styles, functional capacity, psycho-social competences and quality of life.
Diagnosis and applied therapies This line of research evaluates and compares complementary diagnostic methods applied to Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMS). It analyzes the results of drug therapy applied to OMS. It selects the medicinal and/or surgical therapies recommended for trauma or oral and maxillofacial pathologies.
Craniofacial growth, development and deformities This line of research focuses on studies that support the diagnosis and surgical treatment of craniofacial patients with congenital or acquired deformities.
Stomatology diagnostic methods It aims to study the diseases of the oral and maxillofacial region and their consequences through different diagnostic methods that are applicable to them, as well as the provision of deeper insights and acquisition of new methods for clinical, laboratory and imaging diagnosis.
Oral and maxillofacial diseases ¿ clinical, immunological and anatomo-pathological studies The goal is to study, through clinical and laboratory trials, the etiopathogenesis of diseases that affect the oral cavity, as well as their consequences.
Craniomandibular Disorders This line of research studies the alterations caused by occlusal disorders directly on the temporomandibular joints, and assesses, along with signs and symptoms, the most adequate means for their resolution.
Dentistry Techniques and Devices This line of research studies the different techniques and devices, fixed and removable, according to clinical situation
Etiopathogenesis and treatment of periodontal and periapical diseases To better understand the modulatory processes involved in the onset and progression of inflammatory alterations involved in pulpal, periapical and periodontal lesions, correlating them with systemic outcomes.
Extra-renal dialysis and transplatation This line of research is intended for the study of different modalities of renal replacement therapies, with emphasis on organ transplantation, especially when it comes to immunology of transplants.
Clinical nephrology and arterial hypertension This line of research will address topics related to several aspects of clinical nephrology, renal function, arterial hypertension, renal and metabolic diseases.
Molecular Biology, immunology and stem cell This line of research is concerned with the study of molecular alterations in tumors, mainly those affecting the digestive and respiratory systems, through PCR techniques in real time, immunohistochemistry, flow cytometry and cell cultivation. It will also look at Cell Therapy and Tissue Engineering.
Cardiology/Risk Factors and genetics factors in cardiovascular diseases This line of research is concerned with assessing risk factors for cardiovascular surgeries using markers; traditional risk factors (dyslipidemias, arterial hypertension, diabetes, smoke addiction) and potential emerging ones (apolipoprotein B,small and dense LDL cholesterol) in coronary heart diseases.
Cardiology/Cellular therapy This line of research is intended to assess the efficiency and safety of autologous implants of bone marrow stem cells in patients suffering from dilated cardiomyopathy and in patients suffering from acute myocardial infarction.
Cellular metabolism and membrane transport in renal and metabolic diseases (or disease states) This line of research is designed for the study of physiopathogenic mechanisms of several renal and metabolic diseases.
Training and Faculty Development in Health
Respiratory Diseases / Smoking and smoking-related diseases This line of research will address the determining factors of success/failure in smoking cessation; it will assess the role of genetics in the experimentation, maintenance and cessation of smoking; it will test the efficacy of different therapies.
Study abdomen adult and elderly healthy and sick with new technologies in Diagnostic Imaging First of all, this line of research is intended to introduce students to different abdominal organs in advanced imaging modalities, such as magnetic resonance and positron emission tomography. It is intended to study the normal anatomy of these organs and tissues and their anatomic variations, thus allowing for a comparison between healthy and unhealthy individuals. With this, we intent to provide deeper insights into the abdomen's normal anatomy and its anatomic variation through new imaging technologies. Additionally, this line of research will determine the diagnostic imaging accuracy of gastrointestinal tract and urinary system diseases. We are intent on reaching an earlier and more precise diagnosis of the diseases of adult and elderly patients, thus increasing their survival. It has been designed to produce researchers and professors who want to work within this line of research responsible for studying the most common diseases in our population.
Clinical Epidemiology This area of concentration is intended to develop research in clinical epidemiology focusing on its methodological and clinical aspects. This line of research intends to encourage the development of research projects that contribute to the progress in identification, intervention and promotion of determinants of the health-disease process in human population.
Functional and Molecular Image of the Body Functional imaging is the state-of-the-art in diagnostic imaging. Magnetic Resonance made a giant leap in that direction through the employment of ultra-rapid acquisition techniques, which have enabled the measurement of variations in oxygen consumption levels arising from the BOLD effect and an estimation of the cellularity of tissues through the diffusion technique. PET has enabled Nuclear Medicine to measure the level of consumption of glucose in the tissue, by making use of ionizing radiation. It is largely employed in the investigation of tumors and metastasis, which have naturally increased the consumption of glucose due to a larger metabolic level. More recently, the Dynamic PET has enabled the assessment of the consumption of glucose over time and the measurement of the most active regions more precisely.
Epidemiology and Environmental Health This course is intended to encourage the development of research into the area of epidemiology and environmental health with an eye to the methodological and clinical aspects. This line of research seeks to encourage the development of research projects that contribute to the advancement of the identification, intervention and promotion of the determinants of the health-disease process in human population.
Technological Innovations in the Health Area Curently, we are seeing worldwide the fast development of technologies, proceedings and medicines focus at the most effective treatment of diseases and the restoration of health. This accelerated step with which medical knowledge progresses makes it necessary to create a new mentality in medical training, stimulating curiosity, the active search for knowledge and constant updating. The number and complexity of the scientific processes that lead to this evolution are also worthy of attention, both due to the need for training to understand them, as well as the work opportunity they represent for doctors in general.
Neurology/ stem cells This line of research is concerned with the assessment of the possibility of regeneration of central and peripheral neurological injuries resulting from neurodegenerative diseases, with somatic stem cells, as well as with the study of the structural and functional mechanisms of regeneration from injuries.
Behavioral neurology and neuropsychiatry This line of research will look at the neurobiology of psychiatric diseases and behavioral alterations in major neurological diseases.
Cognitive brain imaging This line of research will look at the development of new techniques for the analysis of neuroimaging and studies of neural bases of superior cognitive processes (for instance, language comprehension and acquisition, executive functions, spatial reasoning).
Neurotoxic activity of ureases and derived peptides This line of research will address the neurotoxic and pro-inflammatory activities of ureases of different organisms. It will also address the methodologies of study of neurotoxicity relying on the use of insects-models. As well as this, it will look at ureases as virulence factors for pathogenic microorganisms, especially bacteria Helicobacter pylori and Proteus mirabilis and Cryptococcu yeasts.
Neuroinflammation/Multiple Sclerosis/ neuromyelitis optica The inflammation resulting from neurological diseases may be primarily involved with the physiopathology of immunomediated diseases of the nervous system, such as multiple sclerosis, neuromyelitis optica, ADEM - acute demyelinating encephalomyelitis, Guillain-Barré syndrome, autoimmune encephalitis and some neurological complications resulting directly or indirectly from viral or bacterial infections (e.g. meningoencephalitis). In other diseases, the inflammation plays a major role, but less clear than it is in strokes and in degenerative diseases of the central nervous system. The deregulation in the immune system, be it either temporary or permanent, may lead to injuries in the brain, bone marrow and peripheral nerves that cause permanent neuronal damage with the risk of aftereffects and permanent incapacity. By relying on advanced methods in molecular biology associated with clinical and imaging assessment (magnetic resonance, nuclear medicine), we have conducted research that is intended to understand the intrinsic and extrinsic mechanisms that lead to an increase of pro-inflammatory substances such as cytokines, chemokines, the production of autoantibodies, complement system activation, proliferation / maturation of autoreactive lymphocytes T and B, microglial activation and the alteration of the blood-brain barrier. Besides, we have conducted research for the identification of specific biomarkers for each disease which may assist in the establishment of better diagnosis/prognosis and in experimental animal models for the study of physiopathology and innovative therapeutic interventions.
Epilepsy This line of research will cover clinical and electroencephalographic, pharmacological, neuroimaging and surgical studies in the realm of epilepsy. The direct involvement of São Lucas Hospital with the diagnosis, clinical treatment and epilepsy surgery opens interesting perspectives of investigation, seeking diagnostic refinement, new treatment options and the correlations of epileptic syndromes with structural alterations of the brain.
The central nervous system (CNS) formation stages can be considered a great concert with the regency of different signaling molecules that trigger a cascade of dependent and complementary processes until the formation of all CNS structures as well as their different functionalities. The human brain is a puzzle of more than 100 billion pieces that must be accurately directed to its unique and specific location. The studies of Molecurar Bases of Embryonic Neurogenesis presents a comprehensive view of understanding the CNS, from its embryonic formation to neurogenesis in the adult brain, guiding clinical and pathological situations related to cerebral malformations and new therapeutic alternatives for CNS recovery. The use of molecular techniques as next-generation sequencing (NGS), super arrays, relative expression, genotyping, etc., are used to describe signaling pathways, genesis of pathologies, and application of precision medicine for the treatment of various diseases. The cell reprogramming at the embryonic level through the generation of induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSC) helps to understand embryonic neurogenesis and screening of new drugs for the treatment of alterations during the formation of the central nervous system and its associated pathologies
Growth, Development, Diagnosis and Applied Therapies This line of research will focus on studies that support the diagnosis, planning and treatment of orthodontic and facial orthopedic cases.
Orthodontic Materials and Biocompatibility This line fosters comparative studies of biocompatible dental materials with emphasis on those that are interesting to the field of orthodontics, supported by resources available from the Schools of Biosciences, Chemistry, Pharmacy and the Toxicology Institute.
Adhesive systems Mechanical tests of the bond strength of adhesive systems applied on dental surfaces and dental materials such as composite resin, ceramics and fiberglass. In situ and in vivo studies for testing the adhesive systems.
Restorative technologies and techniques The objective is to develop studies in laser, finite elements, mechanical tests of restorative materials applied in cavity preparation and the investigation of the potential of new technologies that can be incorporated to these techniques.
Obesity and Metabolic Syndrome This line is concerned with research in the area of obesity and metabolic syndrome with consequences in co-morbidities involved or related to the aforementioned pathologies.
Epidemiological, Clinicopathological, Radiological and Molecular aspects of malignant neoplasms. This area of concentration is intended to describe patients who suffer from malignant neoplasms in their different clinical stages, as well as to assess their clinical outcome by looking at the clinical, histopathological, radiological and molecular variables. Studies in this area may be accountable for addressing some issues that are still controversial among the scientific community.
Videolaparoscopic Surgery This area of concentration is intended to assess the advantages of the procedures conducted using less invasive techniques.
Basis for integral health care in Dentistry
COD Workload Description
196EE-02 30 The discipline aims to prepare graduate students to work in the training of future dentists able to promote the integral health of dental patients and in the planning of studies related to this theme. The programmatic content is designed to discuss, based on scientific evidence, the possible association of oral health conditions with systemic alterations, as well as the repercussions of systemic changes in the etiopathogenesis and treatment of oral diseases. In addition, from an interprofessional perspective, the importance of the insertion of the dentist in the hospital environment and the impact of oral health on the quality of life of patients will be addressed.
Professors Home time Lattes
DAIANA ELISABETH BOTTCHER 3 years and 4 months Link
Concentration area Type Required
Biology and Orofacial Rehabilitation Master's Not required
Biology and Orofacial Rehabilitation Doctorate Not required
CTBMF Master's Not required
CTBMF Doctorate Not required
Clinical Stomatology Master's Not required
Clinical Stomatology Doctorate Not required
Dental Prosthetics Master's Not required
Dental Prosthetics Doctorate Not required
Endodontics Master's Not required
Endodontics Doctorate Not required
Ontological Clinic Master's Not required
Ontological Clinic Doctorate Not required
Orthodontics and Facial Orthopedics Master's Not required
Orthodontics and Facial Orthopedics Doctorate Not required
Restorative Dentistry Master's Not required
Restorative Dentistry Doctorate Not required
Research line Description
Orofacial diseases from pediatric to elderly patients This line of research aims to evaluate new approaches to prevention, diagnosis and treatment of oral cavity disorders, focusing on the management of pediatric and geriatric patients, considering the particularities of the oral cavity and its diseases, inherent to extreme ages.
Biomechanics, Pain and Orofacial Dysfunction This line of research is aimed to analyze the pathophysiology of orofacial pain, temporomandibular dysfunction, bruxism and parafunctional habits, focusing on the biomechanical characterization of the stomatognathic system and its reflexes on the organism, seeking to identify new diagnostic and therapeutic strategies for these conditions.
Quality of life and biopsychosocial aspects of orofacial diseases This line of research focuses on investigating the correlation between biopsychosocial aspects and changes in the stomatognathic system, evaluating interdisciplinary alternatives to improve patients' oral and overall quality of life.
Dental materials, biomaterials and tissue engineering This line of research aims at the development and evaluation of efficacy and safety of new dental materials, as well as innovative tissue engineering strategies, focusing on tissue regeneration and the reduction of infectious oral complications.
Diagnosis and applied therapies This line of research evaluates and compares complementary diagnostic methods applied to Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMS). It analyzes the results of drug therapy applied to OMS. It selects the medicinal and/or surgical therapies recommended for trauma or oral and maxillofacial pathologies.
Craniofacial growth, development and deformities This line of research focuses on studies that support the diagnosis and surgical treatment of craniofacial patients with congenital or acquired deformities.
Stomatology diagnostic methods It aims to study the diseases of the oral and maxillofacial region and their consequences through different diagnostic methods that are applicable to them, as well as the provision of deeper insights and acquisition of new methods for clinical, laboratory and imaging diagnosis.
Oral and maxillofacial diseases ¿ clinical, immunological and anatomo-pathological studies The goal is to study, through clinical and laboratory trials, the etiopathogenesis of diseases that affect the oral cavity, as well as their consequences.
Craniomandibular Disorders This line of research studies the alterations caused by occlusal disorders directly on the temporomandibular joints, and assesses, along with signs and symptoms, the most adequate means for their resolution.
Dentistry Techniques and Devices This line of research studies the different techniques and devices, fixed and removable, according to clinical situation
Etiopathogenesis and treatment of periodontal and periapical diseases To better understand the modulatory processes involved in the onset and progression of inflammatory alterations involved in pulpal, periapical and periodontal lesions, correlating them with systemic outcomes.
Endodontics and Periodontics: Etiopathogenesis and Treatment of Periodontal and Periapical Diseases This line of research aims to study the mechanisms involved in periapical and periodontal alterations, aiming to analyze their relationship with systemic diseases, as well to identify new treatment strategies for these conditions.
Stomatology: Clinical, Immunological and Pathological Studies The objectives of this line of research involve the evaluation of the pathophysiology of diseases affecting the oral mucosa and salivary glands, including oral cancer, focusing on the clinical, immunological and pathological aspects of these conditions, in order to identify new forms of prevention and treatment of such diseases.
Restorative Dentistry: Dentistry, Dental Prosthesis and Implantodontics This line of research is focused on the development of new technologies and approaches aimed at aesthetic and functional oral rehabilitation, using laboratory and clinical methods.
Bucomaxillofacial Surgery and Traumatology, Orthodontics and Facial Orthopedics: Diagnosis and Thera This line of research focuses on the investigation of new approaches to orthodontic, orthopedic and surgical correction of orofacial deformities, aiming to improve the diagnosis and management of patients with these conditions.
Growth, Development, Diagnosis and Applied Therapies This line of research will focus on studies that support the diagnosis, planning and treatment of orthodontic and facial orthopedic cases.
Orthodontic Materials and Biocompatibility This line fosters comparative studies of biocompatible dental materials with emphasis on those that are interesting to the field of orthodontics, supported by resources available from the Schools of Biosciences, Chemistry, Pharmacy and the Toxicology Institute.
Adhesive systems Mechanical tests of the bond strength of adhesive systems applied on dental surfaces and dental materials such as composite resin, ceramics and fiberglass. In situ and in vivo studies for testing the adhesive systems.
Restorative technologies and techniques The objective is to develop studies in laser, finite elements, mechanical tests of restorative materials applied in cavity preparation and the investigation of the potential of new technologies that can be incorporated to these techniques.
Biomaterials in Dentistry
COD Workload Description
1968Q-02 30 The discipline is focused on scientific updating reagarding development, evaluation and application of biomaterials for use in different areas of Dentistry. Aspects related to the chemical and physical properties of biomaterials are addressed, as well as aspects related to their safety and toxicity. The comparison among different biomaterials with similar applications, concerning the clinical outcomes and costs, is also a topic of discussion.
No offer for current semester
Concentration area Type Required
CTBMF Master's Not required
CTBMF Doctorate Not required
Clinical Stomatology Master's Not required
Clinical Stomatology Doctorate Not required
Dental Materials Master's Not required
Dental Materials Doctorate Not required
Dental Prosthetics Master's Not required
Dental Prosthetics Doctorate Not required
Endodontics Master's Not required
Endodontics Doctorate Not required
Orthodontics and Facial Orthopedics Master's Not required
Orthodontics and Facial Orthopedics Doctorate Not required
Restorative Dentistry Master's Not required
Restorative Dentistry Doctorate Not required
Research line Description
Diagnosis and applied therapies This line of research evaluates and compares complementary diagnostic methods applied to Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMS). It analyzes the results of drug therapy applied to OMS. It selects the medicinal and/or surgical therapies recommended for trauma or oral and maxillofacial pathologies.
Craniofacial growth, development and deformities This line of research focuses on studies that support the diagnosis and surgical treatment of craniofacial patients with congenital or acquired deformities.
Stomatology diagnostic methods It aims to study the diseases of the oral and maxillofacial region and their consequences through different diagnostic methods that are applicable to them, as well as the provision of deeper insights and acquisition of new methods for clinical, laboratory and imaging diagnosis.
Oral and maxillofacial diseases ¿ clinical, immunological and anatomo-pathological studies The goal is to study, through clinical and laboratory trials, the etiopathogenesis of diseases that affect the oral cavity, as well as their consequences.
Craniomandibular Disorders This line of research studies the alterations caused by occlusal disorders directly on the temporomandibular joints, and assesses, along with signs and symptoms, the most adequate means for their resolution.
Dentistry Techniques and Devices This line of research studies the different techniques and devices, fixed and removable, according to clinical situation
Etiopathogenesis and treatment of periodontal and periapical diseases To better understand the modulatory processes involved in the onset and progression of inflammatory alterations involved in pulpal, periapical and periodontal lesions, correlating them with systemic outcomes.
Growth, Development, Diagnosis and Applied Therapies This line of research will focus on studies that support the diagnosis, planning and treatment of orthodontic and facial orthopedic cases.
Orthodontic Materials and Biocompatibility This line fosters comparative studies of biocompatible dental materials with emphasis on those that are interesting to the field of orthodontics, supported by resources available from the Schools of Biosciences, Chemistry, Pharmacy and the Toxicology Institute.
Adhesive systems Mechanical tests of the bond strength of adhesive systems applied on dental surfaces and dental materials such as composite resin, ceramics and fiberglass. In situ and in vivo studies for testing the adhesive systems.
Restorative technologies and techniques The objective is to develop studies in laser, finite elements, mechanical tests of restorative materials applied in cavity preparation and the investigation of the potential of new technologies that can be incorporated to these techniques.
CLINICAL STUDIES IN DENTISTRY I
COD Workload Description
83286-02 30 The course gives the students the opportunity to integrate their theoretical knowledge to multidisciplinary clinical care by practicing dentistry based on scientific evidence. The cases will be selected for designing teaching materials and integration between courses, as well as those used for occasional case reports.
Professors Home time Lattes
LUIZ HENRIQUE BURNETT JUNIOR 19 years and 4 months Link
PAULO FLORIANI KRAMER 3 years and 7 months Link
Concentration area Type Required
CTBMF Master's Not required
CTBMF Doctorate Not required
Clinical Stomatology Master's Not required
Clinical Stomatology Doctorate Not required
Dental Materials Master's Not required
Dental Materials Doctorate Not required
Dental Prosthetics Master's Not required
Dental Prosthetics Doctorate Not required
Endodontics Master's Not required
Endodontics Doctorate Not required
Orthodontics and Facial Orthopedics Master's Not required
Orthodontics and Facial Orthopedics Doctorate Not required
Restorative Dentistry Master's Not required
Restorative Dentistry Doctorate Not required
Research line Description
Diagnosis and applied therapies This line of research evaluates and compares complementary diagnostic methods applied to Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMS). It analyzes the results of drug therapy applied to OMS. It selects the medicinal and/or surgical therapies recommended for trauma or oral and maxillofacial pathologies.
Craniofacial growth, development and deformities This line of research focuses on studies that support the diagnosis and surgical treatment of craniofacial patients with congenital or acquired deformities.
Stomatology diagnostic methods It aims to study the diseases of the oral and maxillofacial region and their consequences through different diagnostic methods that are applicable to them, as well as the provision of deeper insights and acquisition of new methods for clinical, laboratory and imaging diagnosis.
Oral and maxillofacial diseases ¿ clinical, immunological and anatomo-pathological studies The goal is to study, through clinical and laboratory trials, the etiopathogenesis of diseases that affect the oral cavity, as well as their consequences.
Craniomandibular Disorders This line of research studies the alterations caused by occlusal disorders directly on the temporomandibular joints, and assesses, along with signs and symptoms, the most adequate means for their resolution.
Dentistry Techniques and Devices This line of research studies the different techniques and devices, fixed and removable, according to clinical situation
Etiopathogenesis and treatment of periodontal and periapical diseases To better understand the modulatory processes involved in the onset and progression of inflammatory alterations involved in pulpal, periapical and periodontal lesions, correlating them with systemic outcomes.
Growth, Development, Diagnosis and Applied Therapies This line of research will focus on studies that support the diagnosis, planning and treatment of orthodontic and facial orthopedic cases.
Orthodontic Materials and Biocompatibility This line fosters comparative studies of biocompatible dental materials with emphasis on those that are interesting to the field of orthodontics, supported by resources available from the Schools of Biosciences, Chemistry, Pharmacy and the Toxicology Institute.
Adhesive systems Mechanical tests of the bond strength of adhesive systems applied on dental surfaces and dental materials such as composite resin, ceramics and fiberglass. In situ and in vivo studies for testing the adhesive systems.
Restorative technologies and techniques The objective is to develop studies in laser, finite elements, mechanical tests of restorative materials applied in cavity preparation and the investigation of the potential of new technologies that can be incorporated to these techniques.
CLINICAL STUDIES IN DENTISTRYII
COD Workload Description
83298-04 60 This course will provide an integration of theoretical knowledge with clinical practice, thus making the practice of dentistry based on scientific evidence possible. Students will be required to design multidisciplinary teaching materials and a description of clinical cases for publication.
No offer for current semester
Concentration area Type Required
CTBMF Master's Not required
CTBMF Doctorate Not required
Clinical Stomatology Master's Not required
Clinical Stomatology Doctorate Not required
Dental Materials Master's Not required
Dental Materials Doctorate Not required
Dental Prosthetics Master's Not required
Dental Prosthetics Doctorate Not required
Endodontics Master's Not required
Endodontics Doctorate Not required
Orthodontics and Facial Orthopedics Master's Not required
Orthodontics and Facial Orthopedics Doctorate Not required
Restorative Dentistry Master's Not required
Restorative Dentistry Doctorate Not required
Research line Description
Diagnosis and applied therapies This line of research evaluates and compares complementary diagnostic methods applied to Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMS). It analyzes the results of drug therapy applied to OMS. It selects the medicinal and/or surgical therapies recommended for trauma or oral and maxillofacial pathologies.
Craniofacial growth, development and deformities This line of research focuses on studies that support the diagnosis and surgical treatment of craniofacial patients with congenital or acquired deformities.
Stomatology diagnostic methods It aims to study the diseases of the oral and maxillofacial region and their consequences through different diagnostic methods that are applicable to them, as well as the provision of deeper insights and acquisition of new methods for clinical, laboratory and imaging diagnosis.
Oral and maxillofacial diseases ¿ clinical, immunological and anatomo-pathological studies The goal is to study, through clinical and laboratory trials, the etiopathogenesis of diseases that affect the oral cavity, as well as their consequences.
Craniomandibular Disorders This line of research studies the alterations caused by occlusal disorders directly on the temporomandibular joints, and assesses, along with signs and symptoms, the most adequate means for their resolution.
Dentistry Techniques and Devices This line of research studies the different techniques and devices, fixed and removable, according to clinical situation
Etiopathogenesis and treatment of periodontal and periapical diseases To better understand the modulatory processes involved in the onset and progression of inflammatory alterations involved in pulpal, periapical and periodontal lesions, correlating them with systemic outcomes.
Growth, Development, Diagnosis and Applied Therapies This line of research will focus on studies that support the diagnosis, planning and treatment of orthodontic and facial orthopedic cases.
Orthodontic Materials and Biocompatibility This line fosters comparative studies of biocompatible dental materials with emphasis on those that are interesting to the field of orthodontics, supported by resources available from the Schools of Biosciences, Chemistry, Pharmacy and the Toxicology Institute.
Adhesive systems Mechanical tests of the bond strength of adhesive systems applied on dental surfaces and dental materials such as composite resin, ceramics and fiberglass. In situ and in vivo studies for testing the adhesive systems.
Restorative technologies and techniques The objective is to develop studies in laser, finite elements, mechanical tests of restorative materials applied in cavity preparation and the investigation of the potential of new technologies that can be incorporated to these techniques.
DENTAL BIOSTATISTICS
COD Workload Description
83293-02 30 The purpose of this course is to introduce the essential aspects of statistics and their applications in dental research. It will promote the understanding of the elements of statistical inference and to help identify and choose the main basic statistical procedures that occur in practice. It will also present the justification for the calculation of sample size in different dental research situations.
Professors Home time Lattes
HELIO RADKE BITTENCOURT 19 years and 1 month Link
Concentration area Type Required
Biochemical and Molecular Pharmacology Master's Not required
Biochemical and Molecular Pharmacology Doctorate Not required
Biomedical Gerontology Master's Not required
Biomedical Gerontology Doctorate Not required
CTBMF Master's Not required
CTBMF Doctorate Not required
Cellular and Molecular Biology Master's Not required
Cellular and Molecular Biology Doctorate Not required
Clinical Psychology Master's Not required
Clinical Psychology Doctorate Not required
Clinical Stomatology Master's Not required
Clinical Stomatology Doctorate Not required
Dental Materials Master's Not required
Dental Materials Doctorate Not required
Dental Prosthetics Master's Not required
Dental Prosthetics Doctorate Not required
Endodontics Master's Not required
Endodontics Doctorate Not required
Human Cognition Master's Not required
Human Cognition Doctorate Not required
Medical Practice Master's Not required
Medical Practice Doctorate Not required
Nephrology Master's Not required
Nephrology Doctorate Not required
Neurosciences Master's Not required
Neurosciences Doctorate Not required
Orthodontics and Facial Orthopedics Master's Not required
Orthodontics and Facial Orthopedics Doctorate Not required
Pediatrics Master's Not required
Pediatrics Doctorate Not required
Restorative Dentistry Master's Not required
Restorative Dentistry Doctorate Not required
Social Psychology Master's Not required
Social Psychology Doctorate Not required
Surgical Practice Master's Not required
Surgical Practice Doctorate Not required
Research line Description
Evaluation of mechanisms involved in inflammatory and nociceptive alterations This line of research is concerned with the evaluation of mechanisms involved in inflammatory and nociceptive alterations
Drug Development This line of research has been designed for the development of drugs against neglected tropical diseases (tuberculosis and malaria) and the development of drugs against chronic and degenerative diseases.
Evaluation of pharmacological targets in cancer treatment This line of research is concerned with the evaluation of pharmacological targets in cancer treatment and inflammation.
Analysis and evaluation of neurochemical and pharmacological mechanisms in neurological diseases Study of the neurochemical roots and pharmacological targets in neurological diseases.
Biological Aspects of Aging This line of research is intended for the study of basic biological characteristics that play a role in the process of aging at the molecular, cellular, biochemical, genetic and evolutionary levels, as well as their forms of interaction with environmental factors in animal models and human beings (in vitro and in vivo).
Clinical and Emotional Aspects of Aging This line is geared towards the clinical and epidemiological study of the elderly and aging. Some of the most commonly researched topics are: geriatric syndromes (cognitive impairment, postural instability, immobility, fecal incontinence, iatrogenesis, communication disorder), frailty syndrome, brain aging, mental health, osteomuscular aging, cardiometabolic risk factors and nutrition.
Social-cultural, Demographic and Bioethical Aspects of Aging This line is geared towards the study of social, cultural, economic, demographic and bioethical aspects involved in the process of aging.
Aging and Public Health This line of research is intended to study the conditions of life, health and health care received and provided to the elderly, including long-living patients. It is intended to assess primary and secondary health care services, to design of instruments for monitoring access, service routines and care provided to the elderly and long-living patients in the public health care network. Additionally, it will investigate the natural history of diseases and health conditions as well as health prevention and control, in view of the socio-demographic variables, health indicators, life styles, functional capacity, psycho-social competences and quality of life.
Diagnosis and applied therapies This line of research evaluates and compares complementary diagnostic methods applied to Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMS). It analyzes the results of drug therapy applied to OMS. It selects the medicinal and/or surgical therapies recommended for trauma or oral and maxillofacial pathologies.
Craniofacial growth, development and deformities This line of research focuses on studies that support the diagnosis and surgical treatment of craniofacial patients with congenital or acquired deformities.
Cell Structure and Metabolism To follow is a list of topics this line of research is concerned with: Characterization of plant growth-promoting rhizobacteria (PGPR) and their effects on the growth and modulation of plants' secondary metabolism. Investigation into the morphological and pathophysiological basis and treatment for several diseases, such as Parkinson's and Alzheimer's, vascular accidents, depression, PTSD, epilepsy and diabetes. Characterization of the cellular and molecular mechanisms involved in inflammation and sepsis and investigation into drugs with potential anti-inflammatory action.
Cellular and Molecular Immunology To follow is a list of topics this line of research is concerned with: Development of vaccines and immunotherapies for cancer. Study of the immunosuppressive mechanisms using heat shock proteins in autoimmune diseases and transplant rejection. Investigation of psycho-neuroendocrine determinants of premature aging and immune system in healthy elderly individuals, patients with rheumatoid arthritis and bipolar disorder. Investigation into the impacts of premature stress in cognitive functions and inflammatory markers in healthy adolescents, those with bipolar disorder, and crack and cocaine addicts.
Cellular and Molecular Characterization in Microbiology and Parasitology To follow is a list of topics this line of research is concerned with: Development of new diagnostic methods for Schistosoma mansoni and Angiostrongylus cantonensis. Identification of relevant molecules involved in the immunological recognition of the host and ectoparasites, such as Rhipicephalus microplus and others affecting cattle. Isolation, cloning and expression of cDNAs of molecules and analysis of their potential immunoprotective effect. Characterization of antimicrobial resistance, virulence and clonal relations of important human and animal pathogenic agents. Investigation of phenotypes of bacterial persistence involved in the tolerance to antimicrobial agents.
Genetics, Genomics and Bioinformatics To follow is a list of topics this line of research is concerned with: Analysis of molecular markers in complex human diseases and analysis of molecular markers for forensic purposes. Phylogeny and molecular evolution of mammals. Genetics, evolution, ecology and conservation of carnivores. Evolutionary genetics of hair color of felidae. Molecular identification of biodiversity. Evolutionary and environmental genomics.
Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology To follow is a list of topics this line of research is concerned with: Animal models (zebra fish and rodents) intended to investigate the biological bases of neuropsychiatric diseases, neurodevelopment, neurotoxicology, neuropharmacology, learning and memory. In humans: aging and neurodegeneration, cognitive impairment and its association with hormone and neurotrophin levels.
Molecular Biology in the Drug/Target Interaction To follow is a list of topics this line of research is concerned with: Control and treatment of tuberculosis (drug-resistant tuberculosis) Identification of lead compounds based on defined targets, rational development of vaccines, development and validation on new diagnostic methods of multi-drug-resistant tuberculosis and new emerging genotypes. Additionally, students will make use of computer simulations in order to analyze the protein-ligand interactions. As well as this, it will address the structural study of target proteins, analysis of protein-ligand interactions and the development of bioinformatics tools. Lastly, it will focus on a description of mechanisms involved in pain, inflammation and cancer.
Theories, Techniques and Interventions in Clinical Psychology The line of research Theories, Techniques and Intervention in Clinical Psychology relies on six research groups that investigate, throughout the life cycle, psychological assessment and treatment processes as well as the development and adaptation of instruments for psychological assessment. Quantitative, qualitative and mixed designs are applied and psychoanalytical or cognitive-behavioral theories are used as theoretical background.
Stomatology diagnostic methods It aims to study the diseases of the oral and maxillofacial region and their consequences through different diagnostic methods that are applicable to them, as well as the provision of deeper insights and acquisition of new methods for clinical, laboratory and imaging diagnosis.
Oral and maxillofacial diseases ¿ clinical, immunological and anatomo-pathological studies The goal is to study, through clinical and laboratory trials, the etiopathogenesis of diseases that affect the oral cavity, as well as their consequences.
Craniomandibular Disorders This line of research studies the alterations caused by occlusal disorders directly on the temporomandibular joints, and assesses, along with signs and symptoms, the most adequate means for their resolution.
Dentistry Techniques and Devices This line of research studies the different techniques and devices, fixed and removable, according to clinical situation
Etiopathogenesis and treatment of periodontal and periapical diseases To better understand the modulatory processes involved in the onset and progression of inflammatory alterations involved in pulpal, periapical and periodontal lesions, correlating them with systemic outcomes.
Applied and Basic Cognitive Processes Esta línea de investigación se dedica al estudio básico y aplicado de la cognición humana. La principal teoría de apoyo es la Psicología Cognitiva amparada por los presupuestos del método experimental.
Psychobiology, Neuropsychology and Behavior This line of research focuses on studying the relationship between the psychobiological and neurocognitive mechanisms related to behavior.
Extra-renal dialysis and transplatation This line of research is intended for the study of different modalities of renal replacement therapies, with emphasis on organ transplantation, especially when it comes to immunology of transplants.
Clinical nephrology and arterial hypertension This line of research will address topics related to several aspects of clinical nephrology, renal function, arterial hypertension, renal and metabolic diseases.
Molecular Biology, immunology and stem cell This line of research is concerned with the study of molecular alterations in tumors, mainly those affecting the digestive and respiratory systems, through PCR techniques in real time, immunohistochemistry, flow cytometry and cell cultivation. It will also look at Cell Therapy and Tissue Engineering.
Cardiology/Risk Factors and genetics factors in cardiovascular diseases This line of research is concerned with assessing risk factors for cardiovascular surgeries using markers; traditional risk factors (dyslipidemias, arterial hypertension, diabetes, smoke addiction) and potential emerging ones (apolipoprotein B,small and dense LDL cholesterol) in coronary heart diseases.
Cardiology/Cellular therapy This line of research is intended to assess the efficiency and safety of autologous implants of bone marrow stem cells in patients suffering from dilated cardiomyopathy and in patients suffering from acute myocardial infarction.
Cellular metabolism and membrane transport in renal and metabolic diseases (or disease states) This line of research is designed for the study of physiopathogenic mechanisms of several renal and metabolic diseases.
Training and Faculty Development in Health
Respiratory Diseases / Smoking and smoking-related diseases This line of research will address the determining factors of success/failure in smoking cessation; it will assess the role of genetics in the experimentation, maintenance and cessation of smoking; it will test the efficacy of different therapies.
Study abdomen adult and elderly healthy and sick with new technologies in Diagnostic Imaging First of all, this line of research is intended to introduce students to different abdominal organs in advanced imaging modalities, such as magnetic resonance and positron emission tomography. It is intended to study the normal anatomy of these organs and tissues and their anatomic variations, thus allowing for a comparison between healthy and unhealthy individuals. With this, we intent to provide deeper insights into the abdomen's normal anatomy and its anatomic variation through new imaging technologies. Additionally, this line of research will determine the diagnostic imaging accuracy of gastrointestinal tract and urinary system diseases. We are intent on reaching an earlier and more precise diagnosis of the diseases of adult and elderly patients, thus increasing their survival. It has been designed to produce researchers and professors who want to work within this line of research responsible for studying the most common diseases in our population.
Clinical Epidemiology This area of concentration is intended to develop research in clinical epidemiology focusing on its methodological and clinical aspects. This line of research intends to encourage the development of research projects that contribute to the progress in identification, intervention and promotion of determinants of the health-disease process in human population.
Functional and Molecular Image of the Body Functional imaging is the state-of-the-art in diagnostic imaging. Magnetic Resonance made a giant leap in that direction through the employment of ultra-rapid acquisition techniques, which have enabled the measurement of variations in oxygen consumption levels arising from the BOLD effect and an estimation of the cellularity of tissues through the diffusion technique. PET has enabled Nuclear Medicine to measure the level of consumption of glucose in the tissue, by making use of ionizing radiation. It is largely employed in the investigation of tumors and metastasis, which have naturally increased the consumption of glucose due to a larger metabolic level. More recently, the Dynamic PET has enabled the assessment of the consumption of glucose over time and the measurement of the most active regions more precisely.
Epidemiology and Environmental Health This course is intended to encourage the development of research into the area of epidemiology and environmental health with an eye to the methodological and clinical aspects. This line of research seeks to encourage the development of research projects that contribute to the advancement of the identification, intervention and promotion of the determinants of the health-disease process in human population.
Technological Innovations in the Health Area Curently, we are seeing worldwide the fast development of technologies, proceedings and medicines focus at the most effective treatment of diseases and the restoration of health. This accelerated step with which medical knowledge progresses makes it necessary to create a new mentality in medical training, stimulating curiosity, the active search for knowledge and constant updating. The number and complexity of the scientific processes that lead to this evolution are also worthy of attention, both due to the need for training to understand them, as well as the work opportunity they represent for doctors in general.
Neurology/ stem cells This line of research is concerned with the assessment of the possibility of regeneration of central and peripheral neurological injuries resulting from neurodegenerative diseases, with somatic stem cells, as well as with the study of the structural and functional mechanisms of regeneration from injuries.
Behavioral neurology and neuropsychiatry This line of research will look at the neurobiology of psychiatric diseases and behavioral alterations in major neurological diseases.
Cognitive brain imaging This line of research will look at the development of new techniques for the analysis of neuroimaging and studies of neural bases of superior cognitive processes (for instance, language comprehension and acquisition, executive functions, spatial reasoning).
Neurotoxic activity of ureases and derived peptides This line of research will address the neurotoxic and pro-inflammatory activities of ureases of different organisms. It will also address the methodologies of study of neurotoxicity relying on the use of insects-models. As well as this, it will look at ureases as virulence factors for pathogenic microorganisms, especially bacteria Helicobacter pylori and Proteus mirabilis and Cryptococcu yeasts.
Neuroinflammation/Multiple Sclerosis/ neuromyelitis optica The inflammation resulting from neurological diseases may be primarily involved with the physiopathology of immunomediated diseases of the nervous system, such as multiple sclerosis, neuromyelitis optica, ADEM - acute demyelinating encephalomyelitis, Guillain-Barré syndrome, autoimmune encephalitis and some neurological complications resulting directly or indirectly from viral or bacterial infections (e.g. meningoencephalitis). In other diseases, the inflammation plays a major role, but less clear than it is in strokes and in degenerative diseases of the central nervous system. The deregulation in the immune system, be it either temporary or permanent, may lead to injuries in the brain, bone marrow and peripheral nerves that cause permanent neuronal damage with the risk of aftereffects and permanent incapacity. By relying on advanced methods in molecular biology associated with clinical and imaging assessment (magnetic resonance, nuclear medicine), we have conducted research that is intended to understand the intrinsic and extrinsic mechanisms that lead to an increase of pro-inflammatory substances such as cytokines, chemokines, the production of autoantibodies, complement system activation, proliferation / maturation of autoreactive lymphocytes T and B, microglial activation and the alteration of the blood-brain barrier. Besides, we have conducted research for the identification of specific biomarkers for each disease which may assist in the establishment of better diagnosis/prognosis and in experimental animal models for the study of physiopathology and innovative therapeutic interventions.
Epilepsy This line of research will cover clinical and electroencephalographic, pharmacological, neuroimaging and surgical studies in the realm of epilepsy. The direct involvement of São Lucas Hospital with the diagnosis, clinical treatment and epilepsy surgery opens interesting perspectives of investigation, seeking diagnostic refinement, new treatment options and the correlations of epileptic syndromes with structural alterations of the brain.
The central nervous system (CNS) formation stages can be considered a great concert with the regency of different signaling molecules that trigger a cascade of dependent and complementary processes until the formation of all CNS structures as well as their different functionalities. The human brain is a puzzle of more than 100 billion pieces that must be accurately directed to its unique and specific location. The studies of Molecurar Bases of Embryonic Neurogenesis presents a comprehensive view of understanding the CNS, from its embryonic formation to neurogenesis in the adult brain, guiding clinical and pathological situations related to cerebral malformations and new therapeutic alternatives for CNS recovery. The use of molecular techniques as next-generation sequencing (NGS), super arrays, relative expression, genotyping, etc., are used to describe signaling pathways, genesis of pathologies, and application of precision medicine for the treatment of various diseases. The cell reprogramming at the embryonic level through the generation of induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSC) helps to understand embryonic neurogenesis and screening of new drugs for the treatment of alterations during the formation of the central nervous system and its associated pathologies
Growth, Development, Diagnosis and Applied Therapies This line of research will focus on studies that support the diagnosis, planning and treatment of orthodontic and facial orthopedic cases.
Orthodontic Materials and Biocompatibility This line fosters comparative studies of biocompatible dental materials with emphasis on those that are interesting to the field of orthodontics, supported by resources available from the Schools of Biosciences, Chemistry, Pharmacy and the Toxicology Institute.
Asthma: epidemiology, genetics and the study of basic mechanisms Epidemiology of asthma in different populations.
Respiratory Failure Etiopathogenesis, epidemiology, diagnosis and management of high impact respiratory infections in the pediatric population.
Stem cells and neurodegenerative diseases To assess the possibility of recovery of central and peripheral neurological lesions resulting from neurodegenerative diseases with somatic stem cells, as well as to study the mechanisms of structural and functional recovery of lesions.
Diagnostic and Therapeutic Interventions in Newborn Infants It addresses interventions in neonatal respiratory diseases, infectious diseases and nutrition disorders.
Pediatric Clinical and Experimental Epilesy Study of epileptic syndromes that begin during childhood including etiology, pathophysiology, characterization of specific syndromes, complementary investigation, comorbidities, treatment (clinical and surgical) and evaluation / development of new antiepileptic drugs. The experimental approach uses an in vitro and in vivo model of electrophysiology and immunohistochemistry, as well as a model to verify the effects of early seizures in the developing CNS.
Clinical Epidemiology applied to child health issues Study the validity of signs, symptoms and screening and diagnostic tests; and epidemiological indicators of childhood diseases and disorders, such as incidence, prevalence and mortality, relating them to etiological and prognostic factors.
Prematurity: impact in lung development and immune response To address pulmonary growth and development, focusing on the direct and indirect effects of prematurity on the lung.
Epigenetic and Molecular Mechanisms of Developmental Stress To investigate epigenetic and molecular mechanisms related to neurocognitive and behavioral development after exposure to early stress.
Cystic Fibrosis: epidemiology, genetics and therapeutics Epidemiology, genetic diagnosis and therapy of childhood lung diseases.
Tumor Immunology To study tumor immunology
Functional evaluation and rehabilitation in chronic respiratory diseases Research in the area of ​​functional assessment and rehabilitation of patients with chronic diseases, such as cystic fibrosis and asthma. It focuses on aspects such as physical activity and physical inactivity, pulmonary function, musculoskeletal development, obesity and quality of life.
Behavioral and Developmental Neurology Study of ontogenesis and bioelectrogenesis of the Central Nervous System. It evaluates, through polysomnography, the physiological changes and gestational age dependent and the influence of neonatal neurological disorders in the process of organization of brain electrical activity. It evaluates the neurological follow-up of premature newborns, considering the effects of prematurity on neuropsychomotor development. It evaluates the follow-up of term neonates with congenital infectious pathologies and hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy. Includes study of sleep and its disorders through the evaluation of clinical and neurophysiological characteristics forming the basis for understanding sleep medicine in childhood.
Immune responses to respiratory viral infections To analyze immune response to viral respiratory infections.
Stress and development It studies the mechanisms and development of possible therapies to prevent and / or treat the effects of early life interventions and their repercussions on the organism's development. It uses experimental research resources to study stress, inflammation, respiratory diseases, systems development, physical activity and their relationships with the life-long effects of perinatal changes.
Evaluation of the impact of interventions in early stages of development on neurochemical mechanisms and reflexes on behavior in juvenile and adult phase using animal models.
Research on the role of inflammation and the immune system in neurological diseases. Investigation of genetic and environmental factors. Development of experimental models, research on biomarkers, neurodegenerative processes, cognitive assessment and neuroimaging (magnetic resonance imaging and nuclear medicine) in diseases such as multiple sclerosis, optic neuromyelitis, anti-MOG-associated disease, acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM) and autoimmune encephalitis.
The line is designed to study all aspects related to therapy, prognosis and humanization in Pediatric Intensive Care and Emergency Units. It also includes study of aspects that refer to the professionals and management processes involved within these units.
Adhesive systems Mechanical tests of the bond strength of adhesive systems applied on dental surfaces and dental materials such as composite resin, ceramics and fiberglass. In situ and in vivo studies for testing the adhesive systems.
Restorative technologies and techniques The objective is to develop studies in laser, finite elements, mechanical tests of restorative materials applied in cavity preparation and the investigation of the potential of new technologies that can be incorporated to these techniques.
Social Psychology and Health: Individuals, Groups and Institutions The research groups in this line of research aim to study and conduct research on the psychosocial dimensions of health, the group processes and organizations and the institutional relationship between subjects, groups and institutions aiming to shed light on the processes of health/sickness in different social contexts. The theoretical-methodological approaches are primarily based on Cognitive Social Psychology, Complex Social and Systemic Epidemiology.
Psychosocial Processes: Identities, Practices and Contexts The research groups in this line aim to produce investigation focused on studying the psychosocial processes, from a sociohistorical perspective. Issues related to contemporary identity markers that connect to time, space and imaginary are addressed. The focus of interest lies in the different possibilities of expression/meaning of culture in day-to-day life, associated with the creation of perspectives for comprehension and analysis.
Obesity and Metabolic Syndrome This line is concerned with research in the area of obesity and metabolic syndrome with consequences in co-morbidities involved or related to the aforementioned pathologies.
Epidemiological, Clinicopathological, Radiological and Molecular aspects of malignant neoplasms. This area of concentration is intended to describe patients who suffer from malignant neoplasms in their different clinical stages, as well as to assess their clinical outcome by looking at the clinical, histopathological, radiological and molecular variables. Studies in this area may be accountable for addressing some issues that are still controversial among the scientific community.
Videolaparoscopic Surgery This area of concentration is intended to assess the advantages of the procedures conducted using less invasive techniques.
DENTAL EDUCATION I
COD Workload Description
83280-02 30 The course has the goal of guiding students for lesson planning, learning and assessment based on pedagogical theories and on the development of assessment techniques. Nevertheless, it aims to introduce the research activity into dental education through scientific evidence.
No offer for current semester
Concentration area Type Required
CTBMF Master's Not required
CTBMF Doctorate Not required
Clinical Stomatology Master's Not required
Clinical Stomatology Doctorate Not required
Dental Materials Master's Not required
Dental Materials Doctorate Not required
Dental Prosthetics Master's Not required
Dental Prosthetics Doctorate Not required
Endodontics Master's Not required
Endodontics Doctorate Not required
Orthodontics and Facial Orthopedics Master's Not required
Orthodontics and Facial Orthopedics Doctorate Not required
Restorative Dentistry Master's Not required
Restorative Dentistry Doctorate Not required
Research line Description
Diagnosis and applied therapies This line of research evaluates and compares complementary diagnostic methods applied to Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMS). It analyzes the results of drug therapy applied to OMS. It selects the medicinal and/or surgical therapies recommended for trauma or oral and maxillofacial pathologies.
Craniofacial growth, development and deformities This line of research focuses on studies that support the diagnosis and surgical treatment of craniofacial patients with congenital or acquired deformities.
Stomatology diagnostic methods It aims to study the diseases of the oral and maxillofacial region and their consequences through different diagnostic methods that are applicable to them, as well as the provision of deeper insights and acquisition of new methods for clinical, laboratory and imaging diagnosis.
Oral and maxillofacial diseases ¿ clinical, immunological and anatomo-pathological studies The goal is to study, through clinical and laboratory trials, the etiopathogenesis of diseases that affect the oral cavity, as well as their consequences.
Craniomandibular Disorders This line of research studies the alterations caused by occlusal disorders directly on the temporomandibular joints, and assesses, along with signs and symptoms, the most adequate means for their resolution.
Dentistry Techniques and Devices This line of research studies the different techniques and devices, fixed and removable, according to clinical situation
Etiopathogenesis and treatment of periodontal and periapical diseases To better understand the modulatory processes involved in the onset and progression of inflammatory alterations involved in pulpal, periapical and periodontal lesions, correlating them with systemic outcomes.
Growth, Development, Diagnosis and Applied Therapies This line of research will focus on studies that support the diagnosis, planning and treatment of orthodontic and facial orthopedic cases.
Orthodontic Materials and Biocompatibility This line fosters comparative studies of biocompatible dental materials with emphasis on those that are interesting to the field of orthodontics, supported by resources available from the Schools of Biosciences, Chemistry, Pharmacy and the Toxicology Institute.
Adhesive systems Mechanical tests of the bond strength of adhesive systems applied on dental surfaces and dental materials such as composite resin, ceramics and fiberglass. In situ and in vivo studies for testing the adhesive systems.
Restorative technologies and techniques The objective is to develop studies in laser, finite elements, mechanical tests of restorative materials applied in cavity preparation and the investigation of the potential of new technologies that can be incorporated to these techniques.
DENTAL EDUCATION II
COD Workload Description
83297-04 60 The objective of this course is to focus on clinic practices in the Stomatology Department of São Lucas Hospital, with a view to the teaching/research process. Stomatology studies are used as sources of epidemiological, clinical and laboratory research.
No offer for current semester
Concentration area Type Required
CTBMF Master's Not required
CTBMF Doctorate Not required
Clinical Stomatology Master's Not required
Clinical Stomatology Doctorate Not required
Dental Materials Master's Not required
Dental Materials Doctorate Not required
Dental Prosthetics Master's Not required
Dental Prosthetics Doctorate Not required
Endodontics Master's Not required
Endodontics Doctorate Not required
Orthodontics and Facial Orthopedics Master's Not required
Orthodontics and Facial Orthopedics Doctorate Not required
Restorative Dentistry Master's Not required
Restorative Dentistry Doctorate Not required
Research line Description
Diagnosis and applied therapies This line of research evaluates and compares complementary diagnostic methods applied to Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMS). It analyzes the results of drug therapy applied to OMS. It selects the medicinal and/or surgical therapies recommended for trauma or oral and maxillofacial pathologies.
Craniofacial growth, development and deformities This line of research focuses on studies that support the diagnosis and surgical treatment of craniofacial patients with congenital or acquired deformities.
Stomatology diagnostic methods It aims to study the diseases of the oral and maxillofacial region and their consequences through different diagnostic methods that are applicable to them, as well as the provision of deeper insights and acquisition of new methods for clinical, laboratory and imaging diagnosis.
Oral and maxillofacial diseases ¿ clinical, immunological and anatomo-pathological studies The goal is to study, through clinical and laboratory trials, the etiopathogenesis of diseases that affect the oral cavity, as well as their consequences.
Craniomandibular Disorders This line of research studies the alterations caused by occlusal disorders directly on the temporomandibular joints, and assesses, along with signs and symptoms, the most adequate means for their resolution.
Dentistry Techniques and Devices This line of research studies the different techniques and devices, fixed and removable, according to clinical situation
Etiopathogenesis and treatment of periodontal and periapical diseases To better understand the modulatory processes involved in the onset and progression of inflammatory alterations involved in pulpal, periapical and periodontal lesions, correlating them with systemic outcomes.
Growth, Development, Diagnosis and Applied Therapies This line of research will focus on studies that support the diagnosis, planning and treatment of orthodontic and facial orthopedic cases.
Orthodontic Materials and Biocompatibility This line fosters comparative studies of biocompatible dental materials with emphasis on those that are interesting to the field of orthodontics, supported by resources available from the Schools of Biosciences, Chemistry, Pharmacy and the Toxicology Institute.
Adhesive systems Mechanical tests of the bond strength of adhesive systems applied on dental surfaces and dental materials such as composite resin, ceramics and fiberglass. In situ and in vivo studies for testing the adhesive systems.
Restorative technologies and techniques The objective is to develop studies in laser, finite elements, mechanical tests of restorative materials applied in cavity preparation and the investigation of the potential of new technologies that can be incorporated to these techniques.
DENTAL EDUCATION III
COD Workload Description
93202-04 60 The discipline is focused on outpatient practices in the Stomatology Service of Hospital São Lucas directing the activity to the teaching/research process. The stomatological clinic is applied as a source of epidemiological, clinical and laboratory research.
Professors Home time Lattes
KAREN CHERUBINI 28 years and 5 months Link
FERNANDA GONCALVES SALUM 16 years and 1 month Link
Concentration area Type Required
CTBMF Master's Not required
CTBMF Doctorate Not required
Clinical Stomatology Master's Not required
Clinical Stomatology Doctorate Not required
Dental Materials Master's Not required
Dental Materials Doctorate Not required
Dental Prosthetics Master's Not required
Dental Prosthetics Doctorate Not required
Endodontics Master's Not required
Endodontics Doctorate Not required
Orthodontics and Facial Orthopedics Master's Not required
Orthodontics and Facial Orthopedics Doctorate Not required
Restorative Dentistry Master's Not required
Restorative Dentistry Doctorate Not required
Research line Description
Diagnosis and applied therapies This line of research evaluates and compares complementary diagnostic methods applied to Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMS). It analyzes the results of drug therapy applied to OMS. It selects the medicinal and/or surgical therapies recommended for trauma or oral and maxillofacial pathologies.
Craniofacial growth, development and deformities This line of research focuses on studies that support the diagnosis and surgical treatment of craniofacial patients with congenital or acquired deformities.
Stomatology diagnostic methods It aims to study the diseases of the oral and maxillofacial region and their consequences through different diagnostic methods that are applicable to them, as well as the provision of deeper insights and acquisition of new methods for clinical, laboratory and imaging diagnosis.
Oral and maxillofacial diseases ¿ clinical, immunological and anatomo-pathological studies The goal is to study, through clinical and laboratory trials, the etiopathogenesis of diseases that affect the oral cavity, as well as their consequences.
Craniomandibular Disorders This line of research studies the alterations caused by occlusal disorders directly on the temporomandibular joints, and assesses, along with signs and symptoms, the most adequate means for their resolution.
Dentistry Techniques and Devices This line of research studies the different techniques and devices, fixed and removable, according to clinical situation
Etiopathogenesis and treatment of periodontal and periapical diseases To better understand the modulatory processes involved in the onset and progression of inflammatory alterations involved in pulpal, periapical and periodontal lesions, correlating them with systemic outcomes.
Growth, Development, Diagnosis and Applied Therapies This line of research will focus on studies that support the diagnosis, planning and treatment of orthodontic and facial orthopedic cases.
Orthodontic Materials and Biocompatibility This line fosters comparative studies of biocompatible dental materials with emphasis on those that are interesting to the field of orthodontics, supported by resources available from the Schools of Biosciences, Chemistry, Pharmacy and the Toxicology Institute.
Adhesive systems Mechanical tests of the bond strength of adhesive systems applied on dental surfaces and dental materials such as composite resin, ceramics and fiberglass. In situ and in vivo studies for testing the adhesive systems.
Restorative technologies and techniques The objective is to develop studies in laser, finite elements, mechanical tests of restorative materials applied in cavity preparation and the investigation of the potential of new technologies that can be incorporated to these techniques.
DENTAL EPIDEMIOLOGY
COD Workload Description
83292-02 30 This course covers the basic principles of epidemiology, identifying the biosocial indicators of the health-disease processes of cavities and periodontal disease, seeking to identify the existing connections related to them. The specific objectives are:
Professors Home time Lattes
MARCIO LIMA GROSSI 21 years and 6 months Link
Concentration area Type Required
Biochemical and Molecular Pharmacology Master's Not required
Biochemical and Molecular Pharmacology Doctorate Not required
Biomedical Gerontology Master's Not required
Biomedical Gerontology Doctorate Not required
CTBMF Master's Not required
CTBMF Doctorate Not required
Clinical Stomatology Master's Not required
Clinical Stomatology Doctorate Not required
Dental Materials Master's Not required
Dental Materials Doctorate Not required
Dental Prosthetics Master's Not required
Dental Prosthetics Doctorate Not required
Endodontics Master's Not required
Endodontics Doctorate Not required
Medical Practice Master's Not required
Medical Practice Doctorate Not required
Nephrology Master's Not required
Nephrology Doctorate Not required
Neurosciences Master's Not required
Neurosciences Doctorate Not required
Orthodontics and Facial Orthopedics Master's Not required
Orthodontics and Facial Orthopedics Doctorate Not required
Restorative Dentistry Master's Not required
Restorative Dentistry Doctorate Not required
Surgical Practice Master's Not required
Surgical Practice Doctorate Not required
Research line Description
Evaluation of mechanisms involved in inflammatory and nociceptive alterations This line of research is concerned with the evaluation of mechanisms involved in inflammatory and nociceptive alterations
Drug Development This line of research has been designed for the development of drugs against neglected tropical diseases (tuberculosis and malaria) and the development of drugs against chronic and degenerative diseases.
Evaluation of pharmacological targets in cancer treatment This line of research is concerned with the evaluation of pharmacological targets in cancer treatment and inflammation.
Analysis and evaluation of neurochemical and pharmacological mechanisms in neurological diseases Study of the neurochemical roots and pharmacological targets in neurological diseases.
Biological Aspects of Aging This line of research is intended for the study of basic biological characteristics that play a role in the process of aging at the molecular, cellular, biochemical, genetic and evolutionary levels, as well as their forms of interaction with environmental factors in animal models and human beings (in vitro and in vivo).
Clinical and Emotional Aspects of Aging This line is geared towards the clinical and epidemiological study of the elderly and aging. Some of the most commonly researched topics are: geriatric syndromes (cognitive impairment, postural instability, immobility, fecal incontinence, iatrogenesis, communication disorder), frailty syndrome, brain aging, mental health, osteomuscular aging, cardiometabolic risk factors and nutrition.
Social-cultural, Demographic and Bioethical Aspects of Aging This line is geared towards the study of social, cultural, economic, demographic and bioethical aspects involved in the process of aging.
Aging and Public Health This line of research is intended to study the conditions of life, health and health care received and provided to the elderly, including long-living patients. It is intended to assess primary and secondary health care services, to design of instruments for monitoring access, service routines and care provided to the elderly and long-living patients in the public health care network. Additionally, it will investigate the natural history of diseases and health conditions as well as health prevention and control, in view of the socio-demographic variables, health indicators, life styles, functional capacity, psycho-social competences and quality of life.
Diagnosis and applied therapies This line of research evaluates and compares complementary diagnostic methods applied to Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMS). It analyzes the results of drug therapy applied to OMS. It selects the medicinal and/or surgical therapies recommended for trauma or oral and maxillofacial pathologies.
Craniofacial growth, development and deformities This line of research focuses on studies that support the diagnosis and surgical treatment of craniofacial patients with congenital or acquired deformities.
Stomatology diagnostic methods It aims to study the diseases of the oral and maxillofacial region and their consequences through different diagnostic methods that are applicable to them, as well as the provision of deeper insights and acquisition of new methods for clinical, laboratory and imaging diagnosis.
Oral and maxillofacial diseases ¿ clinical, immunological and anatomo-pathological studies The goal is to study, through clinical and laboratory trials, the etiopathogenesis of diseases that affect the oral cavity, as well as their consequences.
Craniomandibular Disorders This line of research studies the alterations caused by occlusal disorders directly on the temporomandibular joints, and assesses, along with signs and symptoms, the most adequate means for their resolution.
Dentistry Techniques and Devices This line of research studies the different techniques and devices, fixed and removable, according to clinical situation
Etiopathogenesis and treatment of periodontal and periapical diseases To better understand the modulatory processes involved in the onset and progression of inflammatory alterations involved in pulpal, periapical and periodontal lesions, correlating them with systemic outcomes.
Extra-renal dialysis and transplatation This line of research is intended for the study of different modalities of renal replacement therapies, with emphasis on organ transplantation, especially when it comes to immunology of transplants.
Clinical nephrology and arterial hypertension This line of research will address topics related to several aspects of clinical nephrology, renal function, arterial hypertension, renal and metabolic diseases.
Molecular Biology, immunology and stem cell This line of research is concerned with the study of molecular alterations in tumors, mainly those affecting the digestive and respiratory systems, through PCR techniques in real time, immunohistochemistry, flow cytometry and cell cultivation. It will also look at Cell Therapy and Tissue Engineering.
Cardiology/Risk Factors and genetics factors in cardiovascular diseases This line of research is concerned with assessing risk factors for cardiovascular surgeries using markers; traditional risk factors (dyslipidemias, arterial hypertension, diabetes, smoke addiction) and potential emerging ones (apolipoprotein B,small and dense LDL cholesterol) in coronary heart diseases.
Cardiology/Cellular therapy This line of research is intended to assess the efficiency and safety of autologous implants of bone marrow stem cells in patients suffering from dilated cardiomyopathy and in patients suffering from acute myocardial infarction.
Cellular metabolism and membrane transport in renal and metabolic diseases (or disease states) This line of research is designed for the study of physiopathogenic mechanisms of several renal and metabolic diseases.
Training and Faculty Development in Health
Respiratory Diseases / Smoking and smoking-related diseases This line of research will address the determining factors of success/failure in smoking cessation; it will assess the role of genetics in the experimentation, maintenance and cessation of smoking; it will test the efficacy of different therapies.
Study abdomen adult and elderly healthy and sick with new technologies in Diagnostic Imaging First of all, this line of research is intended to introduce students to different abdominal organs in advanced imaging modalities, such as magnetic resonance and positron emission tomography. It is intended to study the normal anatomy of these organs and tissues and their anatomic variations, thus allowing for a comparison between healthy and unhealthy individuals. With this, we intent to provide deeper insights into the abdomen's normal anatomy and its anatomic variation through new imaging technologies. Additionally, this line of research will determine the diagnostic imaging accuracy of gastrointestinal tract and urinary system diseases. We are intent on reaching an earlier and more precise diagnosis of the diseases of adult and elderly patients, thus increasing their survival. It has been designed to produce researchers and professors who want to work within this line of research responsible for studying the most common diseases in our population.
Clinical Epidemiology This area of concentration is intended to develop research in clinical epidemiology focusing on its methodological and clinical aspects. This line of research intends to encourage the development of research projects that contribute to the progress in identification, intervention and promotion of determinants of the health-disease process in human population.
Functional and Molecular Image of the Body Functional imaging is the state-of-the-art in diagnostic imaging. Magnetic Resonance made a giant leap in that direction through the employment of ultra-rapid acquisition techniques, which have enabled the measurement of variations in oxygen consumption levels arising from the BOLD effect and an estimation of the cellularity of tissues through the diffusion technique. PET has enabled Nuclear Medicine to measure the level of consumption of glucose in the tissue, by making use of ionizing radiation. It is largely employed in the investigation of tumors and metastasis, which have naturally increased the consumption of glucose due to a larger metabolic level. More recently, the Dynamic PET has enabled the assessment of the consumption of glucose over time and the measurement of the most active regions more precisely.
Epidemiology and Environmental Health This course is intended to encourage the development of research into the area of epidemiology and environmental health with an eye to the methodological and clinical aspects. This line of research seeks to encourage the development of research projects that contribute to the advancement of the identification, intervention and promotion of the determinants of the health-disease process in human population.
Technological Innovations in the Health Area Curently, we are seeing worldwide the fast development of technologies, proceedings and medicines focus at the most effective treatment of diseases and the restoration of health. This accelerated step with which medical knowledge progresses makes it necessary to create a new mentality in medical training, stimulating curiosity, the active search for knowledge and constant updating. The number and complexity of the scientific processes that lead to this evolution are also worthy of attention, both due to the need for training to understand them, as well as the work opportunity they represent for doctors in general.
Neurology/ stem cells This line of research is concerned with the assessment of the possibility of regeneration of central and peripheral neurological injuries resulting from neurodegenerative diseases, with somatic stem cells, as well as with the study of the structural and functional mechanisms of regeneration from injuries.
Behavioral neurology and neuropsychiatry This line of research will look at the neurobiology of psychiatric diseases and behavioral alterations in major neurological diseases.
Cognitive brain imaging This line of research will look at the development of new techniques for the analysis of neuroimaging and studies of neural bases of superior cognitive processes (for instance, language comprehension and acquisition, executive functions, spatial reasoning).
Neurotoxic activity of ureases and derived peptides This line of research will address the neurotoxic and pro-inflammatory activities of ureases of different organisms. It will also address the methodologies of study of neurotoxicity relying on the use of insects-models. As well as this, it will look at ureases as virulence factors for pathogenic microorganisms, especially bacteria Helicobacter pylori and Proteus mirabilis and Cryptococcu yeasts.
Neuroinflammation/Multiple Sclerosis/ neuromyelitis optica The inflammation resulting from neurological diseases may be primarily involved with the physiopathology of immunomediated diseases of the nervous system, such as multiple sclerosis, neuromyelitis optica, ADEM - acute demyelinating encephalomyelitis, Guillain-Barré syndrome, autoimmune encephalitis and some neurological complications resulting directly or indirectly from viral or bacterial infections (e.g. meningoencephalitis). In other diseases, the inflammation plays a major role, but less clear than it is in strokes and in degenerative diseases of the central nervous system. The deregulation in the immune system, be it either temporary or permanent, may lead to injuries in the brain, bone marrow and peripheral nerves that cause permanent neuronal damage with the risk of aftereffects and permanent incapacity. By relying on advanced methods in molecular biology associated with clinical and imaging assessment (magnetic resonance, nuclear medicine), we have conducted research that is intended to understand the intrinsic and extrinsic mechanisms that lead to an increase of pro-inflammatory substances such as cytokines, chemokines, the production of autoantibodies, complement system activation, proliferation / maturation of autoreactive lymphocytes T and B, microglial activation and the alteration of the blood-brain barrier. Besides, we have conducted research for the identification of specific biomarkers for each disease which may assist in the establishment of better diagnosis/prognosis and in experimental animal models for the study of physiopathology and innovative therapeutic interventions.
Epilepsy This line of research will cover clinical and electroencephalographic, pharmacological, neuroimaging and surgical studies in the realm of epilepsy. The direct involvement of São Lucas Hospital with the diagnosis, clinical treatment and epilepsy surgery opens interesting perspectives of investigation, seeking diagnostic refinement, new treatment options and the correlations of epileptic syndromes with structural alterations of the brain.
The central nervous system (CNS) formation stages can be considered a great concert with the regency of different signaling molecules that trigger a cascade of dependent and complementary processes until the formation of all CNS structures as well as their different functionalities. The human brain is a puzzle of more than 100 billion pieces that must be accurately directed to its unique and specific location. The studies of Molecurar Bases of Embryonic Neurogenesis presents a comprehensive view of understanding the CNS, from its embryonic formation to neurogenesis in the adult brain, guiding clinical and pathological situations related to cerebral malformations and new therapeutic alternatives for CNS recovery. The use of molecular techniques as next-generation sequencing (NGS), super arrays, relative expression, genotyping, etc., are used to describe signaling pathways, genesis of pathologies, and application of precision medicine for the treatment of various diseases. The cell reprogramming at the embryonic level through the generation of induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSC) helps to understand embryonic neurogenesis and screening of new drugs for the treatment of alterations during the formation of the central nervous system and its associated pathologies
Growth, Development, Diagnosis and Applied Therapies This line of research will focus on studies that support the diagnosis, planning and treatment of orthodontic and facial orthopedic cases.
Orthodontic Materials and Biocompatibility This line fosters comparative studies of biocompatible dental materials with emphasis on those that are interesting to the field of orthodontics, supported by resources available from the Schools of Biosciences, Chemistry, Pharmacy and the Toxicology Institute.
Adhesive systems Mechanical tests of the bond strength of adhesive systems applied on dental surfaces and dental materials such as composite resin, ceramics and fiberglass. In situ and in vivo studies for testing the adhesive systems.
Restorative technologies and techniques The objective is to develop studies in laser, finite elements, mechanical tests of restorative materials applied in cavity preparation and the investigation of the potential of new technologies that can be incorporated to these techniques.
Obesity and Metabolic Syndrome This line is concerned with research in the area of obesity and metabolic syndrome with consequences in co-morbidities involved or related to the aforementioned pathologies.
Epidemiological, Clinicopathological, Radiological and Molecular aspects of malignant neoplasms. This area of concentration is intended to describe patients who suffer from malignant neoplasms in their different clinical stages, as well as to assess their clinical outcome by looking at the clinical, histopathological, radiological and molecular variables. Studies in this area may be accountable for addressing some issues that are still controversial among the scientific community.
Videolaparoscopic Surgery This area of concentration is intended to assess the advantages of the procedures conducted using less invasive techniques.
DENTAL EPIDEMIOLOGY SEMINARS
COD Workload Description
93270-02 30 This course will address basic dental epidemiology (validity in epidemiological studies and bias, survival analysis), as well as seminars in epidemiology.
No offer for current semester
Concentration area Type Required
CTBMF Master's Not required
CTBMF Doctorate Not required
Clinical Stomatology Master's Not required
Clinical Stomatology Doctorate Not required
Dental Materials Master's Not required
Dental Materials Doctorate Not required
Dental Prosthetics Master's Not required
Dental Prosthetics Doctorate Not required
Endodontics Master's Not required
Endodontics Doctorate Not required
Orthodontics and Facial Orthopedics Master's Not required
Orthodontics and Facial Orthopedics Doctorate Not required
Restorative Dentistry Master's Not required
Restorative Dentistry Doctorate Not required
Research line Description
Diagnosis and applied therapies This line of research evaluates and compares complementary diagnostic methods applied to Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMS). It analyzes the results of drug therapy applied to OMS. It selects the medicinal and/or surgical therapies recommended for trauma or oral and maxillofacial pathologies.
Craniofacial growth, development and deformities This line of research focuses on studies that support the diagnosis and surgical treatment of craniofacial patients with congenital or acquired deformities.
Stomatology diagnostic methods It aims to study the diseases of the oral and maxillofacial region and their consequences through different diagnostic methods that are applicable to them, as well as the provision of deeper insights and acquisition of new methods for clinical, laboratory and imaging diagnosis.
Oral and maxillofacial diseases ¿ clinical, immunological and anatomo-pathological studies The goal is to study, through clinical and laboratory trials, the etiopathogenesis of diseases that affect the oral cavity, as well as their consequences.
Craniomandibular Disorders This line of research studies the alterations caused by occlusal disorders directly on the temporomandibular joints, and assesses, along with signs and symptoms, the most adequate means for their resolution.
Dentistry Techniques and Devices This line of research studies the different techniques and devices, fixed and removable, according to clinical situation
Etiopathogenesis and treatment of periodontal and periapical diseases To better understand the modulatory processes involved in the onset and progression of inflammatory alterations involved in pulpal, periapical and periodontal lesions, correlating them with systemic outcomes.
Growth, Development, Diagnosis and Applied Therapies This line of research will focus on studies that support the diagnosis, planning and treatment of orthodontic and facial orthopedic cases.
Orthodontic Materials and Biocompatibility This line fosters comparative studies of biocompatible dental materials with emphasis on those that are interesting to the field of orthodontics, supported by resources available from the Schools of Biosciences, Chemistry, Pharmacy and the Toxicology Institute.
Adhesive systems Mechanical tests of the bond strength of adhesive systems applied on dental surfaces and dental materials such as composite resin, ceramics and fiberglass. In situ and in vivo studies for testing the adhesive systems.
Restorative technologies and techniques The objective is to develop studies in laser, finite elements, mechanical tests of restorative materials applied in cavity preparation and the investigation of the potential of new technologies that can be incorporated to these techniques.
Development and Elaboration of Research Projects
COD Workload Description
63341-04 60 The elaboration of a high-quality project is essential for the progress of scientific research. Thus, this course aims to qualify equip students to write and present a project in both clinical and experimental areas by discussing basic concepts of the anatomy and physiology of a research project.
No offer for current semester
Concentration area Type Required
Biomedical Gerontology Master's Not required
Biomedical Gerontology Doctorate Not required
CTBMF Master's Not required
CTBMF Doctorate Not required
Clinical Psychology Master's Not required
Clinical Psychology Doctorate Not required
Clinical Stomatology Master's Not required
Clinical Stomatology Doctorate Not required
Dental Materials Master's Not required
Dental Materials Doctorate Not required
Dental Prosthetics Master's Not required
Dental Prosthetics Doctorate Not required
Endodontics Master's Not required
Endodontics Doctorate Not required
Human Cognition Master's Not required
Human Cognition Doctorate Not required
Orthodontics and Facial Orthopedics Master's Not required
Orthodontics and Facial Orthopedics Doctorate Not required
Pediatrics Master's Required
Pediatrics Inter-institutional doctorate degree Required
Pediatrics Doctorate Not required
Restorative Dentistry Master's Not required
Restorative Dentistry Doctorate Not required
Social Psychology Master's Not required
Social Psychology Doctorate Not required
Research line Description
Biological Aspects of Aging This line of research is intended for the study of basic biological characteristics that play a role in the process of aging at the molecular, cellular, biochemical, genetic and evolutionary levels, as well as their forms of interaction with environmental factors in animal models and human beings (in vitro and in vivo).
Clinical and Emotional Aspects of Aging This line is geared towards the clinical and epidemiological study of the elderly and aging. Some of the most commonly researched topics are: geriatric syndromes (cognitive impairment, postural instability, immobility, fecal incontinence, iatrogenesis, communication disorder), frailty syndrome, brain aging, mental health, osteomuscular aging, cardiometabolic risk factors and nutrition.
Social-cultural, Demographic and Bioethical Aspects of Aging This line is geared towards the study of social, cultural, economic, demographic and bioethical aspects involved in the process of aging.
Aging and Public Health This line of research is intended to study the conditions of life, health and health care received and provided to the elderly, including long-living patients. It is intended to assess primary and secondary health care services, to design of instruments for monitoring access, service routines and care provided to the elderly and long-living patients in the public health care network. Additionally, it will investigate the natural history of diseases and health conditions as well as health prevention and control, in view of the socio-demographic variables, health indicators, life styles, functional capacity, psycho-social competences and quality of life.
Diagnosis and applied therapies This line of research evaluates and compares complementary diagnostic methods applied to Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMS). It analyzes the results of drug therapy applied to OMS. It selects the medicinal and/or surgical therapies recommended for trauma or oral and maxillofacial pathologies.
Craniofacial growth, development and deformities This line of research focuses on studies that support the diagnosis and surgical treatment of craniofacial patients with congenital or acquired deformities.
Theories, Techniques and Interventions in Clinical Psychology The line of research Theories, Techniques and Intervention in Clinical Psychology relies on six research groups that investigate, throughout the life cycle, psychological assessment and treatment processes as well as the development and adaptation of instruments for psychological assessment. Quantitative, qualitative and mixed designs are applied and psychoanalytical or cognitive-behavioral theories are used as theoretical background.
Stomatology diagnostic methods It aims to study the diseases of the oral and maxillofacial region and their consequences through different diagnostic methods that are applicable to them, as well as the provision of deeper insights and acquisition of new methods for clinical, laboratory and imaging diagnosis.
Oral and maxillofacial diseases ¿ clinical, immunological and anatomo-pathological studies The goal is to study, through clinical and laboratory trials, the etiopathogenesis of diseases that affect the oral cavity, as well as their consequences.
Craniomandibular Disorders This line of research studies the alterations caused by occlusal disorders directly on the temporomandibular joints, and assesses, along with signs and symptoms, the most adequate means for their resolution.
Dentistry Techniques and Devices This line of research studies the different techniques and devices, fixed and removable, according to clinical situation
Etiopathogenesis and treatment of periodontal and periapical diseases To better understand the modulatory processes involved in the onset and progression of inflammatory alterations involved in pulpal, periapical and periodontal lesions, correlating them with systemic outcomes.
Applied and Basic Cognitive Processes Esta línea de investigación se dedica al estudio básico y aplicado de la cognición humana. La principal teoría de apoyo es la Psicología Cognitiva amparada por los presupuestos del método experimental.
Psychobiology, Neuropsychology and Behavior This line of research focuses on studying the relationship between the psychobiological and neurocognitive mechanisms related to behavior.
Growth, Development, Diagnosis and Applied Therapies This line of research will focus on studies that support the diagnosis, planning and treatment of orthodontic and facial orthopedic cases.
Orthodontic Materials and Biocompatibility This line fosters comparative studies of biocompatible dental materials with emphasis on those that are interesting to the field of orthodontics, supported by resources available from the Schools of Biosciences, Chemistry, Pharmacy and the Toxicology Institute.
Asthma: epidemiology, genetics and the study of basic mechanisms Epidemiology of asthma in different populations.
Respiratory Failure Etiopathogenesis, epidemiology, diagnosis and management of high impact respiratory infections in the pediatric population.
Stem cells and neurodegenerative diseases To assess the possibility of recovery of central and peripheral neurological lesions resulting from neurodegenerative diseases with somatic stem cells, as well as to study the mechanisms of structural and functional recovery of lesions.
Diagnostic and Therapeutic Interventions in Newborn Infants It addresses interventions in neonatal respiratory diseases, infectious diseases and nutrition disorders.
Pediatric Clinical and Experimental Epilesy Study of epileptic syndromes that begin during childhood including etiology, pathophysiology, characterization of specific syndromes, complementary investigation, comorbidities, treatment (clinical and surgical) and evaluation / development of new antiepileptic drugs. The experimental approach uses an in vitro and in vivo model of electrophysiology and immunohistochemistry, as well as a model to verify the effects of early seizures in the developing CNS.
Clinical Epidemiology applied to child health issues Study the validity of signs, symptoms and screening and diagnostic tests; and epidemiological indicators of childhood diseases and disorders, such as incidence, prevalence and mortality, relating them to etiological and prognostic factors.
Prematurity: impact in lung development and immune response To address pulmonary growth and development, focusing on the direct and indirect effects of prematurity on the lung.
Epigenetic and Molecular Mechanisms of Developmental Stress To investigate epigenetic and molecular mechanisms related to neurocognitive and behavioral development after exposure to early stress.
Cystic Fibrosis: epidemiology, genetics and therapeutics Epidemiology, genetic diagnosis and therapy of childhood lung diseases.
Tumor Immunology To study tumor immunology
Functional evaluation and rehabilitation in chronic respiratory diseases Research in the area of ​​functional assessment and rehabilitation of patients with chronic diseases, such as cystic fibrosis and asthma. It focuses on aspects such as physical activity and physical inactivity, pulmonary function, musculoskeletal development, obesity and quality of life.
Behavioral and Developmental Neurology Study of ontogenesis and bioelectrogenesis of the Central Nervous System. It evaluates, through polysomnography, the physiological changes and gestational age dependent and the influence of neonatal neurological disorders in the process of organization of brain electrical activity. It evaluates the neurological follow-up of premature newborns, considering the effects of prematurity on neuropsychomotor development. It evaluates the follow-up of term neonates with congenital infectious pathologies and hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy. Includes study of sleep and its disorders through the evaluation of clinical and neurophysiological characteristics forming the basis for understanding sleep medicine in childhood.
Immune responses to respiratory viral infections To analyze immune response to viral respiratory infections.
Stress and development It studies the mechanisms and development of possible therapies to prevent and / or treat the effects of early life interventions and their repercussions on the organism's development. It uses experimental research resources to study stress, inflammation, respiratory diseases, systems development, physical activity and their relationships with the life-long effects of perinatal changes.
Evaluation of the impact of interventions in early stages of development on neurochemical mechanisms and reflexes on behavior in juvenile and adult phase using animal models.
Research on the role of inflammation and the immune system in neurological diseases. Investigation of genetic and environmental factors. Development of experimental models, research on biomarkers, neurodegenerative processes, cognitive assessment and neuroimaging (magnetic resonance imaging and nuclear medicine) in diseases such as multiple sclerosis, optic neuromyelitis, anti-MOG-associated disease, acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM) and autoimmune encephalitis.
The line is designed to study all aspects related to therapy, prognosis and humanization in Pediatric Intensive Care and Emergency Units. It also includes study of aspects that refer to the professionals and management processes involved within these units.
Adhesive systems Mechanical tests of the bond strength of adhesive systems applied on dental surfaces and dental materials such as composite resin, ceramics and fiberglass. In situ and in vivo studies for testing the adhesive systems.
Restorative technologies and techniques The objective is to develop studies in laser, finite elements, mechanical tests of restorative materials applied in cavity preparation and the investigation of the potential of new technologies that can be incorporated to these techniques.
Social Psychology and Health: Individuals, Groups and Institutions The research groups in this line of research aim to study and conduct research on the psychosocial dimensions of health, the group processes and organizations and the institutional relationship between subjects, groups and institutions aiming to shed light on the processes of health/sickness in different social contexts. The theoretical-methodological approaches are primarily based on Cognitive Social Psychology, Complex Social and Systemic Epidemiology.
Psychosocial Processes: Identities, Practices and Contexts The research groups in this line aim to produce investigation focused on studying the psychosocial processes, from a sociohistorical perspective. Issues related to contemporary identity markers that connect to time, space and imaginary are addressed. The focus of interest lies in the different possibilities of expression/meaning of culture in day-to-day life, associated with the creation of perspectives for comprehension and analysis.
ETHICS IN DENTISTRY
COD Workload Description
83278-02 30 To identify the nature of the epidemiological study; to describe different epidemiological methods; to name and characterize the indexes of epidemiological nature related to cavities and periodontal disease; to establish the main interrelations between biological and social indicators with the development of cavities and periodontal disease; to organize epidemiological surveys; to apply epidemiological indices of cavities and periodontal disease; to analyze and interpret the results of epidemiological studies.The course brings the fundamental concepts of Ethics in order to achieve the following goals: the formulation of correct ethical judgments; proper use of ethical principles in individual, family, professional, social and political daily life; understanding and developing the ability to criticize, accept or refuse principles of action in the various aspects of daily life; understanding and searching for solutions to some of the serious problems that defy humanity through applied Ethics.
No offer for current semester
Concentration area Type Required
Biomedical Gerontology Master's Not required
Biomedical Gerontology Doctorate Not required
CTBMF Master's Not required
CTBMF Doctorate Not required
Clinical Psychology Master's Not required
Clinical Psychology Doctorate Not required
Clinical Stomatology Master's Not required
Clinical Stomatology Doctorate Not required
Dental Materials Master's Not required
Dental Materials Doctorate Not required
Dental Prosthetics Master's Not required
Dental Prosthetics Doctorate Not required
Endodontics Master's Not required
Endodontics Doctorate Not required
Human Cognition Master's Not required
Human Cognition Doctorate Not required
Orthodontics and Facial Orthopedics Master's Not required
Orthodontics and Facial Orthopedics Doctorate Not required
Pediatrics Master's Not required
Pediatrics Doctorate Not required
Restorative Dentistry Master's Not required
Restorative Dentistry Doctorate Not required
Social Psychology Master's Not required
Social Psychology Doctorate Not required
Research line Description
Biological Aspects of Aging This line of research is intended for the study of basic biological characteristics that play a role in the process of aging at the molecular, cellular, biochemical, genetic and evolutionary levels, as well as their forms of interaction with environmental factors in animal models and human beings (in vitro and in vivo).
Clinical and Emotional Aspects of Aging This line is geared towards the clinical and epidemiological study of the elderly and aging. Some of the most commonly researched topics are: geriatric syndromes (cognitive impairment, postural instability, immobility, fecal incontinence, iatrogenesis, communication disorder), frailty syndrome, brain aging, mental health, osteomuscular aging, cardiometabolic risk factors and nutrition.
Social-cultural, Demographic and Bioethical Aspects of Aging This line is geared towards the study of social, cultural, economic, demographic and bioethical aspects involved in the process of aging.
Aging and Public Health This line of research is intended to study the conditions of life, health and health care received and provided to the elderly, including long-living patients. It is intended to assess primary and secondary health care services, to design of instruments for monitoring access, service routines and care provided to the elderly and long-living patients in the public health care network. Additionally, it will investigate the natural history of diseases and health conditions as well as health prevention and control, in view of the socio-demographic variables, health indicators, life styles, functional capacity, psycho-social competences and quality of life.
Diagnosis and applied therapies This line of research evaluates and compares complementary diagnostic methods applied to Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMS). It analyzes the results of drug therapy applied to OMS. It selects the medicinal and/or surgical therapies recommended for trauma or oral and maxillofacial pathologies.
Craniofacial growth, development and deformities This line of research focuses on studies that support the diagnosis and surgical treatment of craniofacial patients with congenital or acquired deformities.
Theories, Techniques and Interventions in Clinical Psychology The line of research Theories, Techniques and Intervention in Clinical Psychology relies on six research groups that investigate, throughout the life cycle, psychological assessment and treatment processes as well as the development and adaptation of instruments for psychological assessment. Quantitative, qualitative and mixed designs are applied and psychoanalytical or cognitive-behavioral theories are used as theoretical background.
Stomatology diagnostic methods It aims to study the diseases of the oral and maxillofacial region and their consequences through different diagnostic methods that are applicable to them, as well as the provision of deeper insights and acquisition of new methods for clinical, laboratory and imaging diagnosis.
Oral and maxillofacial diseases ¿ clinical, immunological and anatomo-pathological studies The goal is to study, through clinical and laboratory trials, the etiopathogenesis of diseases that affect the oral cavity, as well as their consequences.
Craniomandibular Disorders This line of research studies the alterations caused by occlusal disorders directly on the temporomandibular joints, and assesses, along with signs and symptoms, the most adequate means for their resolution.
Dentistry Techniques and Devices This line of research studies the different techniques and devices, fixed and removable, according to clinical situation
Etiopathogenesis and treatment of periodontal and periapical diseases To better understand the modulatory processes involved in the onset and progression of inflammatory alterations involved in pulpal, periapical and periodontal lesions, correlating them with systemic outcomes.
Applied and Basic Cognitive Processes Esta línea de investigación se dedica al estudio básico y aplicado de la cognición humana. La principal teoría de apoyo es la Psicología Cognitiva amparada por los presupuestos del método experimental.
Psychobiology, Neuropsychology and Behavior This line of research focuses on studying the relationship between the psychobiological and neurocognitive mechanisms related to behavior.
Growth, Development, Diagnosis and Applied Therapies This line of research will focus on studies that support the diagnosis, planning and treatment of orthodontic and facial orthopedic cases.
Orthodontic Materials and Biocompatibility This line fosters comparative studies of biocompatible dental materials with emphasis on those that are interesting to the field of orthodontics, supported by resources available from the Schools of Biosciences, Chemistry, Pharmacy and the Toxicology Institute.
Asthma: epidemiology, genetics and the study of basic mechanisms Epidemiology of asthma in different populations.
Respiratory Failure Etiopathogenesis, epidemiology, diagnosis and management of high impact respiratory infections in the pediatric population.
Stem cells and neurodegenerative diseases To assess the possibility of recovery of central and peripheral neurological lesions resulting from neurodegenerative diseases with somatic stem cells, as well as to study the mechanisms of structural and functional recovery of lesions.
Diagnostic and Therapeutic Interventions in Newborn Infants It addresses interventions in neonatal respiratory diseases, infectious diseases and nutrition disorders.
Pediatric Clinical and Experimental Epilesy Study of epileptic syndromes that begin during childhood including etiology, pathophysiology, characterization of specific syndromes, complementary investigation, comorbidities, treatment (clinical and surgical) and evaluation / development of new antiepileptic drugs. The experimental approach uses an in vitro and in vivo model of electrophysiology and immunohistochemistry, as well as a model to verify the effects of early seizures in the developing CNS.
Clinical Epidemiology applied to child health issues Study the validity of signs, symptoms and screening and diagnostic tests; and epidemiological indicators of childhood diseases and disorders, such as incidence, prevalence and mortality, relating them to etiological and prognostic factors.
Prematurity: impact in lung development and immune response To address pulmonary growth and development, focusing on the direct and indirect effects of prematurity on the lung.
Epigenetic and Molecular Mechanisms of Developmental Stress To investigate epigenetic and molecular mechanisms related to neurocognitive and behavioral development after exposure to early stress.
Cystic Fibrosis: epidemiology, genetics and therapeutics Epidemiology, genetic diagnosis and therapy of childhood lung diseases.
Tumor Immunology To study tumor immunology
Functional evaluation and rehabilitation in chronic respiratory diseases Research in the area of ​​functional assessment and rehabilitation of patients with chronic diseases, such as cystic fibrosis and asthma. It focuses on aspects such as physical activity and physical inactivity, pulmonary function, musculoskeletal development, obesity and quality of life.
Behavioral and Developmental Neurology Study of ontogenesis and bioelectrogenesis of the Central Nervous System. It evaluates, through polysomnography, the physiological changes and gestational age dependent and the influence of neonatal neurological disorders in the process of organization of brain electrical activity. It evaluates the neurological follow-up of premature newborns, considering the effects of prematurity on neuropsychomotor development. It evaluates the follow-up of term neonates with congenital infectious pathologies and hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy. Includes study of sleep and its disorders through the evaluation of clinical and neurophysiological characteristics forming the basis for understanding sleep medicine in childhood.
Immune responses to respiratory viral infections To analyze immune response to viral respiratory infections.
Stress and development It studies the mechanisms and development of possible therapies to prevent and / or treat the effects of early life interventions and their repercussions on the organism's development. It uses experimental research resources to study stress, inflammation, respiratory diseases, systems development, physical activity and their relationships with the life-long effects of perinatal changes.
Evaluation of the impact of interventions in early stages of development on neurochemical mechanisms and reflexes on behavior in juvenile and adult phase using animal models.
Research on the role of inflammation and the immune system in neurological diseases. Investigation of genetic and environmental factors. Development of experimental models, research on biomarkers, neurodegenerative processes, cognitive assessment and neuroimaging (magnetic resonance imaging and nuclear medicine) in diseases such as multiple sclerosis, optic neuromyelitis, anti-MOG-associated disease, acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM) and autoimmune encephalitis.
The line is designed to study all aspects related to therapy, prognosis and humanization in Pediatric Intensive Care and Emergency Units. It also includes study of aspects that refer to the professionals and management processes involved within these units.
Adhesive systems Mechanical tests of the bond strength of adhesive systems applied on dental surfaces and dental materials such as composite resin, ceramics and fiberglass. In situ and in vivo studies for testing the adhesive systems.
Restorative technologies and techniques The objective is to develop studies in laser, finite elements, mechanical tests of restorative materials applied in cavity preparation and the investigation of the potential of new technologies that can be incorporated to these techniques.
Social Psychology and Health: Individuals, Groups and Institutions The research groups in this line of research aim to study and conduct research on the psychosocial dimensions of health, the group processes and organizations and the institutional relationship between subjects, groups and institutions aiming to shed light on the processes of health/sickness in different social contexts. The theoretical-methodological approaches are primarily based on Cognitive Social Psychology, Complex Social and Systemic Epidemiology.
Psychosocial Processes: Identities, Practices and Contexts The research groups in this line aim to produce investigation focused on studying the psychosocial processes, from a sociohistorical perspective. Issues related to contemporary identity markers that connect to time, space and imaginary are addressed. The focus of interest lies in the different possibilities of expression/meaning of culture in day-to-day life, associated with the creation of perspectives for comprehension and analysis.
FUNDAMENTALS OF DENTAL BIOSTATISTICS
COD Workload Description
83277-02 30 The purpose of this course is to introduce the practical aspects of the statistical analysis of data in dental research. It is also intended to go over the elements of the operation of statistical software with the basic statistical procedures that occur in practice. Lastly, it will present an introduction to the fundamentals for the analysis of grouped data (multiple observations per course) in dentistry.
No offer for current semester
Concentration area Type Required
CTBMF Master's Not required
CTBMF Doctorate Not required
Clinical Stomatology Master's Not required
Clinical Stomatology Doctorate Not required
Dental Materials Master's Not required
Dental Materials Doctorate Not required
Dental Prosthetics Master's Not required
Dental Prosthetics Doctorate Not required
Endodontics Master's Not required
Endodontics Doctorate Not required
Orthodontics and Facial Orthopedics Master's Not required
Orthodontics and Facial Orthopedics Doctorate Not required
Restorative Dentistry Master's Not required
Restorative Dentistry Doctorate Not required
Research line Description
Diagnosis and applied therapies This line of research evaluates and compares complementary diagnostic methods applied to Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMS). It analyzes the results of drug therapy applied to OMS. It selects the medicinal and/or surgical therapies recommended for trauma or oral and maxillofacial pathologies.
Craniofacial growth, development and deformities This line of research focuses on studies that support the diagnosis and surgical treatment of craniofacial patients with congenital or acquired deformities.
Stomatology diagnostic methods It aims to study the diseases of the oral and maxillofacial region and their consequences through different diagnostic methods that are applicable to them, as well as the provision of deeper insights and acquisition of new methods for clinical, laboratory and imaging diagnosis.
Oral and maxillofacial diseases ¿ clinical, immunological and anatomo-pathological studies The goal is to study, through clinical and laboratory trials, the etiopathogenesis of diseases that affect the oral cavity, as well as their consequences.
Craniomandibular Disorders This line of research studies the alterations caused by occlusal disorders directly on the temporomandibular joints, and assesses, along with signs and symptoms, the most adequate means for their resolution.
Dentistry Techniques and Devices This line of research studies the different techniques and devices, fixed and removable, according to clinical situation
Etiopathogenesis and treatment of periodontal and periapical diseases To better understand the modulatory processes involved in the onset and progression of inflammatory alterations involved in pulpal, periapical and periodontal lesions, correlating them with systemic outcomes.
Growth, Development, Diagnosis and Applied Therapies This line of research will focus on studies that support the diagnosis, planning and treatment of orthodontic and facial orthopedic cases.
Orthodontic Materials and Biocompatibility This line fosters comparative studies of biocompatible dental materials with emphasis on those that are interesting to the field of orthodontics, supported by resources available from the Schools of Biosciences, Chemistry, Pharmacy and the Toxicology Institute.
Adhesive systems Mechanical tests of the bond strength of adhesive systems applied on dental surfaces and dental materials such as composite resin, ceramics and fiberglass. In situ and in vivo studies for testing the adhesive systems.
Restorative technologies and techniques The objective is to develop studies in laser, finite elements, mechanical tests of restorative materials applied in cavity preparation and the investigation of the potential of new technologies that can be incorporated to these techniques.
FUNDAMENTALS OF SCIENTIFIC WRITING
COD Workload Description
93274-02 30 A directed study of concepts, methods and practical training for scientific writing in Dentistry. Discussion of ethical, technical and editorial aspects of the scientific publication process.
Professors Home time Lattes
ROSEMARY SADAMI ARAI SHINKAI 20 years Link
Concentration area Type Required
CTBMF Master's Not required
CTBMF Doctorate Not required
Clinical Stomatology Master's Not required
Clinical Stomatology Doctorate Not required
Dental Materials Master's Not required
Dental Materials Doctorate Not required
Dental Prosthetics Master's Not required
Dental Prosthetics Doctorate Not required
Endodontics Master's Not required
Endodontics Doctorate Not required
Orthodontics and Facial Orthopedics Master's Not required
Orthodontics and Facial Orthopedics Doctorate Not required
Restorative Dentistry Master's Not required
Restorative Dentistry Doctorate Not required
Research line Description
Diagnosis and applied therapies This line of research evaluates and compares complementary diagnostic methods applied to Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMS). It analyzes the results of drug therapy applied to OMS. It selects the medicinal and/or surgical therapies recommended for trauma or oral and maxillofacial pathologies.
Craniofacial growth, development and deformities This line of research focuses on studies that support the diagnosis and surgical treatment of craniofacial patients with congenital or acquired deformities.
Stomatology diagnostic methods It aims to study the diseases of the oral and maxillofacial region and their consequences through different diagnostic methods that are applicable to them, as well as the provision of deeper insights and acquisition of new methods for clinical, laboratory and imaging diagnosis.
Oral and maxillofacial diseases ¿ clinical, immunological and anatomo-pathological studies The goal is to study, through clinical and laboratory trials, the etiopathogenesis of diseases that affect the oral cavity, as well as their consequences.
Craniomandibular Disorders This line of research studies the alterations caused by occlusal disorders directly on the temporomandibular joints, and assesses, along with signs and symptoms, the most adequate means for their resolution.
Dentistry Techniques and Devices This line of research studies the different techniques and devices, fixed and removable, according to clinical situation
Etiopathogenesis and treatment of periodontal and periapical diseases To better understand the modulatory processes involved in the onset and progression of inflammatory alterations involved in pulpal, periapical and periodontal lesions, correlating them with systemic outcomes.
Growth, Development, Diagnosis and Applied Therapies This line of research will focus on studies that support the diagnosis, planning and treatment of orthodontic and facial orthopedic cases.
Orthodontic Materials and Biocompatibility This line fosters comparative studies of biocompatible dental materials with emphasis on those that are interesting to the field of orthodontics, supported by resources available from the Schools of Biosciences, Chemistry, Pharmacy and the Toxicology Institute.
Adhesive systems Mechanical tests of the bond strength of adhesive systems applied on dental surfaces and dental materials such as composite resin, ceramics and fiberglass. In situ and in vivo studies for testing the adhesive systems.
Restorative technologies and techniques The objective is to develop studies in laser, finite elements, mechanical tests of restorative materials applied in cavity preparation and the investigation of the potential of new technologies that can be incorporated to these techniques.
INTEGRADED SEMINARS
COD Workload Description
93271-02 30 This course will address important topics to dental research with lectures, seminars, discussion of scientific articles, as well as the organization and debate of clinical cases that are relevant to scientific research. It also aims to provide students with the opportunity to report their personal experiences in the development of research projects, as well as to conduct laboratory and clinical research activities of other students who are present at the weekly discussion. The topics discussed will always be in line with the lines of research of the Graduate Program and carried out by the students.
No offer for current semester
Concentration area Type Required
CTBMF Master's Not required
CTBMF Doctorate Not required
Clinical Stomatology Master's Not required
Clinical Stomatology Doctorate Not required
Dental Materials Master's Not required
Dental Materials Doctorate Not required
Dental Prosthetics Master's Not required
Dental Prosthetics Doctorate Not required
Endodontics Master's Not required
Endodontics Doctorate Not required
Orthodontics and Facial Orthopedics Master's Not required
Orthodontics and Facial Orthopedics Doctorate Not required
Restorative Dentistry Master's Not required
Restorative Dentistry Doctorate Not required
Research line Description
Diagnosis and applied therapies This line of research evaluates and compares complementary diagnostic methods applied to Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMS). It analyzes the results of drug therapy applied to OMS. It selects the medicinal and/or surgical therapies recommended for trauma or oral and maxillofacial pathologies.
Craniofacial growth, development and deformities This line of research focuses on studies that support the diagnosis and surgical treatment of craniofacial patients with congenital or acquired deformities.
Stomatology diagnostic methods It aims to study the diseases of the oral and maxillofacial region and their consequences through different diagnostic methods that are applicable to them, as well as the provision of deeper insights and acquisition of new methods for clinical, laboratory and imaging diagnosis.
Oral and maxillofacial diseases ¿ clinical, immunological and anatomo-pathological studies The goal is to study, through clinical and laboratory trials, the etiopathogenesis of diseases that affect the oral cavity, as well as their consequences.
Craniomandibular Disorders This line of research studies the alterations caused by occlusal disorders directly on the temporomandibular joints, and assesses, along with signs and symptoms, the most adequate means for their resolution.
Dentistry Techniques and Devices This line of research studies the different techniques and devices, fixed and removable, according to clinical situation
Etiopathogenesis and treatment of periodontal and periapical diseases To better understand the modulatory processes involved in the onset and progression of inflammatory alterations involved in pulpal, periapical and periodontal lesions, correlating them with systemic outcomes.
Growth, Development, Diagnosis and Applied Therapies This line of research will focus on studies that support the diagnosis, planning and treatment of orthodontic and facial orthopedic cases.
Orthodontic Materials and Biocompatibility This line fosters comparative studies of biocompatible dental materials with emphasis on those that are interesting to the field of orthodontics, supported by resources available from the Schools of Biosciences, Chemistry, Pharmacy and the Toxicology Institute.
Adhesive systems Mechanical tests of the bond strength of adhesive systems applied on dental surfaces and dental materials such as composite resin, ceramics and fiberglass. In situ and in vivo studies for testing the adhesive systems.
Restorative technologies and techniques The objective is to develop studies in laser, finite elements, mechanical tests of restorative materials applied in cavity preparation and the investigation of the potential of new technologies that can be incorporated to these techniques.
Integrity and Ethics on Research
COD Workload Description
19302-02 30 Nowadays, with the free access to knowledge and data through social networks and the Internet, the number of cases of misconduct in research execution and publication around the world is increasing, leading to the loss of the credibility of scientific publications. This course aims to guide students about good research practices, from the projects execution to the results communication and publication, stressing the importance of research data adequate registration.
No offer for current semester
Concentration area Type Required
Biochemical and Molecular Pharmacology Master's Not required
Biochemical and Molecular Pharmacology Doctorate Not required
Biomedical Gerontology Master's Not required
Biomedical Gerontology Doctorate Not required
CTBMF Master's Not required
CTBMF Doctorate Not required
Clinical Psychology Master's Not required
Clinical Psychology Doctorate Not required
Clinical Stomatology Master's Not required
Clinical Stomatology Doctorate Not required
Dental Materials Master's Not required
Dental Materials Doctorate Not required
Dental Prosthetics Master's Not required
Dental Prosthetics Doctorate Not required
Endodontics Master's Not required
Endodontics Doctorate Not required
Human Cognition Master's Not required
Human Cognition Doctorate Not required
Medical Practice Master's Not required
Medical Practice Doctorate Not required
Nephrology Master's Not required
Nephrology Doctorate Not required
Neurosciences Master's Not required
Neurosciences Doctorate Not required
Orthodontics and Facial Orthopedics Master's Not required
Orthodontics and Facial Orthopedics Doctorate Not required
Pediatrics Master's Not required
Pediatrics Doctorate Not required
Restorative Dentistry Master's Not required
Restorative Dentistry Doctorate Not required
Social Psychology Master's Not required
Social Psychology Doctorate Not required
Surgical Practice Master's Not required
Surgical Practice Doctorate Not required
Research line Description
Evaluation of mechanisms involved in inflammatory and nociceptive alterations This line of research is concerned with the evaluation of mechanisms involved in inflammatory and nociceptive alterations
Drug Development This line of research has been designed for the development of drugs against neglected tropical diseases (tuberculosis and malaria) and the development of drugs against chronic and degenerative diseases.
Evaluation of pharmacological targets in cancer treatment This line of research is concerned with the evaluation of pharmacological targets in cancer treatment and inflammation.
Analysis and evaluation of neurochemical and pharmacological mechanisms in neurological diseases Study of the neurochemical roots and pharmacological targets in neurological diseases.
Biological Aspects of Aging This line of research is intended for the study of basic biological characteristics that play a role in the process of aging at the molecular, cellular, biochemical, genetic and evolutionary levels, as well as their forms of interaction with environmental factors in animal models and human beings (in vitro and in vivo).
Clinical and Emotional Aspects of Aging This line is geared towards the clinical and epidemiological study of the elderly and aging. Some of the most commonly researched topics are: geriatric syndromes (cognitive impairment, postural instability, immobility, fecal incontinence, iatrogenesis, communication disorder), frailty syndrome, brain aging, mental health, osteomuscular aging, cardiometabolic risk factors and nutrition.
Social-cultural, Demographic and Bioethical Aspects of Aging This line is geared towards the study of social, cultural, economic, demographic and bioethical aspects involved in the process of aging.
Aging and Public Health This line of research is intended to study the conditions of life, health and health care received and provided to the elderly, including long-living patients. It is intended to assess primary and secondary health care services, to design of instruments for monitoring access, service routines and care provided to the elderly and long-living patients in the public health care network. Additionally, it will investigate the natural history of diseases and health conditions as well as health prevention and control, in view of the socio-demographic variables, health indicators, life styles, functional capacity, psycho-social competences and quality of life.
Diagnosis and applied therapies This line of research evaluates and compares complementary diagnostic methods applied to Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMS). It analyzes the results of drug therapy applied to OMS. It selects the medicinal and/or surgical therapies recommended for trauma or oral and maxillofacial pathologies.
Craniofacial growth, development and deformities This line of research focuses on studies that support the diagnosis and surgical treatment of craniofacial patients with congenital or acquired deformities.
Theories, Techniques and Interventions in Clinical Psychology The line of research Theories, Techniques and Intervention in Clinical Psychology relies on six research groups that investigate, throughout the life cycle, psychological assessment and treatment processes as well as the development and adaptation of instruments for psychological assessment. Quantitative, qualitative and mixed designs are applied and psychoanalytical or cognitive-behavioral theories are used as theoretical background.
Stomatology diagnostic methods It aims to study the diseases of the oral and maxillofacial region and their consequences through different diagnostic methods that are applicable to them, as well as the provision of deeper insights and acquisition of new methods for clinical, laboratory and imaging diagnosis.
Oral and maxillofacial diseases ¿ clinical, immunological and anatomo-pathological studies The goal is to study, through clinical and laboratory trials, the etiopathogenesis of diseases that affect the oral cavity, as well as their consequences.
Craniomandibular Disorders This line of research studies the alterations caused by occlusal disorders directly on the temporomandibular joints, and assesses, along with signs and symptoms, the most adequate means for their resolution.
Dentistry Techniques and Devices This line of research studies the different techniques and devices, fixed and removable, according to clinical situation
Etiopathogenesis and treatment of periodontal and periapical diseases To better understand the modulatory processes involved in the onset and progression of inflammatory alterations involved in pulpal, periapical and periodontal lesions, correlating them with systemic outcomes.
Applied and Basic Cognitive Processes Esta línea de investigación se dedica al estudio básico y aplicado de la cognición humana. La principal teoría de apoyo es la Psicología Cognitiva amparada por los presupuestos del método experimental.
Psychobiology, Neuropsychology and Behavior This line of research focuses on studying the relationship between the psychobiological and neurocognitive mechanisms related to behavior.
Extra-renal dialysis and transplatation This line of research is intended for the study of different modalities of renal replacement therapies, with emphasis on organ transplantation, especially when it comes to immunology of transplants.
Clinical nephrology and arterial hypertension This line of research will address topics related to several aspects of clinical nephrology, renal function, arterial hypertension, renal and metabolic diseases.
Molecular Biology, immunology and stem cell This line of research is concerned with the study of molecular alterations in tumors, mainly those affecting the digestive and respiratory systems, through PCR techniques in real time, immunohistochemistry, flow cytometry and cell cultivation. It will also look at Cell Therapy and Tissue Engineering.
Cardiology/Risk Factors and genetics factors in cardiovascular diseases This line of research is concerned with assessing risk factors for cardiovascular surgeries using markers; traditional risk factors (dyslipidemias, arterial hypertension, diabetes, smoke addiction) and potential emerging ones (apolipoprotein B,small and dense LDL cholesterol) in coronary heart diseases.
Cardiology/Cellular therapy This line of research is intended to assess the efficiency and safety of autologous implants of bone marrow stem cells in patients suffering from dilated cardiomyopathy and in patients suffering from acute myocardial infarction.
Cellular metabolism and membrane transport in renal and metabolic diseases (or disease states) This line of research is designed for the study of physiopathogenic mechanisms of several renal and metabolic diseases.
Training and Faculty Development in Health
Respiratory Diseases / Smoking and smoking-related diseases This line of research will address the determining factors of success/failure in smoking cessation; it will assess the role of genetics in the experimentation, maintenance and cessation of smoking; it will test the efficacy of different therapies.
Study abdomen adult and elderly healthy and sick with new technologies in Diagnostic Imaging First of all, this line of research is intended to introduce students to different abdominal organs in advanced imaging modalities, such as magnetic resonance and positron emission tomography. It is intended to study the normal anatomy of these organs and tissues and their anatomic variations, thus allowing for a comparison between healthy and unhealthy individuals. With this, we intent to provide deeper insights into the abdomen's normal anatomy and its anatomic variation through new imaging technologies. Additionally, this line of research will determine the diagnostic imaging accuracy of gastrointestinal tract and urinary system diseases. We are intent on reaching an earlier and more precise diagnosis of the diseases of adult and elderly patients, thus increasing their survival. It has been designed to produce researchers and professors who want to work within this line of research responsible for studying the most common diseases in our population.
Clinical Epidemiology This area of concentration is intended to develop research in clinical epidemiology focusing on its methodological and clinical aspects. This line of research intends to encourage the development of research projects that contribute to the progress in identification, intervention and promotion of determinants of the health-disease process in human population.
Functional and Molecular Image of the Body Functional imaging is the state-of-the-art in diagnostic imaging. Magnetic Resonance made a giant leap in that direction through the employment of ultra-rapid acquisition techniques, which have enabled the measurement of variations in oxygen consumption levels arising from the BOLD effect and an estimation of the cellularity of tissues through the diffusion technique. PET has enabled Nuclear Medicine to measure the level of consumption of glucose in the tissue, by making use of ionizing radiation. It is largely employed in the investigation of tumors and metastasis, which have naturally increased the consumption of glucose due to a larger metabolic level. More recently, the Dynamic PET has enabled the assessment of the consumption of glucose over time and the measurement of the most active regions more precisely.
Epidemiology and Environmental Health This course is intended to encourage the development of research into the area of epidemiology and environmental health with an eye to the methodological and clinical aspects. This line of research seeks to encourage the development of research projects that contribute to the advancement of the identification, intervention and promotion of the determinants of the health-disease process in human population.
Technological Innovations in the Health Area Curently, we are seeing worldwide the fast development of technologies, proceedings and medicines focus at the most effective treatment of diseases and the restoration of health. This accelerated step with which medical knowledge progresses makes it necessary to create a new mentality in medical training, stimulating curiosity, the active search for knowledge and constant updating. The number and complexity of the scientific processes that lead to this evolution are also worthy of attention, both due to the need for training to understand them, as well as the work opportunity they represent for doctors in general.
Neurology/ stem cells This line of research is concerned with the assessment of the possibility of regeneration of central and peripheral neurological injuries resulting from neurodegenerative diseases, with somatic stem cells, as well as with the study of the structural and functional mechanisms of regeneration from injuries.
Behavioral neurology and neuropsychiatry This line of research will look at the neurobiology of psychiatric diseases and behavioral alterations in major neurological diseases.
Cognitive brain imaging This line of research will look at the development of new techniques for the analysis of neuroimaging and studies of neural bases of superior cognitive processes (for instance, language comprehension and acquisition, executive functions, spatial reasoning).
Neurotoxic activity of ureases and derived peptides This line of research will address the neurotoxic and pro-inflammatory activities of ureases of different organisms. It will also address the methodologies of study of neurotoxicity relying on the use of insects-models. As well as this, it will look at ureases as virulence factors for pathogenic microorganisms, especially bacteria Helicobacter pylori and Proteus mirabilis and Cryptococcu yeasts.
Neuroinflammation/Multiple Sclerosis/ neuromyelitis optica The inflammation resulting from neurological diseases may be primarily involved with the physiopathology of immunomediated diseases of the nervous system, such as multiple sclerosis, neuromyelitis optica, ADEM - acute demyelinating encephalomyelitis, Guillain-Barré syndrome, autoimmune encephalitis and some neurological complications resulting directly or indirectly from viral or bacterial infections (e.g. meningoencephalitis). In other diseases, the inflammation plays a major role, but less clear than it is in strokes and in degenerative diseases of the central nervous system. The deregulation in the immune system, be it either temporary or permanent, may lead to injuries in the brain, bone marrow and peripheral nerves that cause permanent neuronal damage with the risk of aftereffects and permanent incapacity. By relying on advanced methods in molecular biology associated with clinical and imaging assessment (magnetic resonance, nuclear medicine), we have conducted research that is intended to understand the intrinsic and extrinsic mechanisms that lead to an increase of pro-inflammatory substances such as cytokines, chemokines, the production of autoantibodies, complement system activation, proliferation / maturation of autoreactive lymphocytes T and B, microglial activation and the alteration of the blood-brain barrier. Besides, we have conducted research for the identification of specific biomarkers for each disease which may assist in the establishment of better diagnosis/prognosis and in experimental animal models for the study of physiopathology and innovative therapeutic interventions.
Epilepsy This line of research will cover clinical and electroencephalographic, pharmacological, neuroimaging and surgical studies in the realm of epilepsy. The direct involvement of São Lucas Hospital with the diagnosis, clinical treatment and epilepsy surgery opens interesting perspectives of investigation, seeking diagnostic refinement, new treatment options and the correlations of epileptic syndromes with structural alterations of the brain.
The central nervous system (CNS) formation stages can be considered a great concert with the regency of different signaling molecules that trigger a cascade of dependent and complementary processes until the formation of all CNS structures as well as their different functionalities. The human brain is a puzzle of more than 100 billion pieces that must be accurately directed to its unique and specific location. The studies of Molecurar Bases of Embryonic Neurogenesis presents a comprehensive view of understanding the CNS, from its embryonic formation to neurogenesis in the adult brain, guiding clinical and pathological situations related to cerebral malformations and new therapeutic alternatives for CNS recovery. The use of molecular techniques as next-generation sequencing (NGS), super arrays, relative expression, genotyping, etc., are used to describe signaling pathways, genesis of pathologies, and application of precision medicine for the treatment of various diseases. The cell reprogramming at the embryonic level through the generation of induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSC) helps to understand embryonic neurogenesis and screening of new drugs for the treatment of alterations during the formation of the central nervous system and its associated pathologies
Growth, Development, Diagnosis and Applied Therapies This line of research will focus on studies that support the diagnosis, planning and treatment of orthodontic and facial orthopedic cases.
Orthodontic Materials and Biocompatibility This line fosters comparative studies of biocompatible dental materials with emphasis on those that are interesting to the field of orthodontics, supported by resources available from the Schools of Biosciences, Chemistry, Pharmacy and the Toxicology Institute.
Asthma: epidemiology, genetics and the study of basic mechanisms Epidemiology of asthma in different populations.
Respiratory Failure Etiopathogenesis, epidemiology, diagnosis and management of high impact respiratory infections in the pediatric population.
Stem cells and neurodegenerative diseases To assess the possibility of recovery of central and peripheral neurological lesions resulting from neurodegenerative diseases with somatic stem cells, as well as to study the mechanisms of structural and functional recovery of lesions.
Diagnostic and Therapeutic Interventions in Newborn Infants It addresses interventions in neonatal respiratory diseases, infectious diseases and nutrition disorders.
Pediatric Clinical and Experimental Epilesy Study of epileptic syndromes that begin during childhood including etiology, pathophysiology, characterization of specific syndromes, complementary investigation, comorbidities, treatment (clinical and surgical) and evaluation / development of new antiepileptic drugs. The experimental approach uses an in vitro and in vivo model of electrophysiology and immunohistochemistry, as well as a model to verify the effects of early seizures in the developing CNS.
Clinical Epidemiology applied to child health issues Study the validity of signs, symptoms and screening and diagnostic tests; and epidemiological indicators of childhood diseases and disorders, such as incidence, prevalence and mortality, relating them to etiological and prognostic factors.
Prematurity: impact in lung development and immune response To address pulmonary growth and development, focusing on the direct and indirect effects of prematurity on the lung.
Epigenetic and Molecular Mechanisms of Developmental Stress To investigate epigenetic and molecular mechanisms related to neurocognitive and behavioral development after exposure to early stress.
Cystic Fibrosis: epidemiology, genetics and therapeutics Epidemiology, genetic diagnosis and therapy of childhood lung diseases.
Tumor Immunology To study tumor immunology
Functional evaluation and rehabilitation in chronic respiratory diseases Research in the area of ​​functional assessment and rehabilitation of patients with chronic diseases, such as cystic fibrosis and asthma. It focuses on aspects such as physical activity and physical inactivity, pulmonary function, musculoskeletal development, obesity and quality of life.
Behavioral and Developmental Neurology Study of ontogenesis and bioelectrogenesis of the Central Nervous System. It evaluates, through polysomnography, the physiological changes and gestational age dependent and the influence of neonatal neurological disorders in the process of organization of brain electrical activity. It evaluates the neurological follow-up of premature newborns, considering the effects of prematurity on neuropsychomotor development. It evaluates the follow-up of term neonates with congenital infectious pathologies and hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy. Includes study of sleep and its disorders through the evaluation of clinical and neurophysiological characteristics forming the basis for understanding sleep medicine in childhood.
Immune responses to respiratory viral infections To analyze immune response to viral respiratory infections.
Stress and development It studies the mechanisms and development of possible therapies to prevent and / or treat the effects of early life interventions and their repercussions on the organism's development. It uses experimental research resources to study stress, inflammation, respiratory diseases, systems development, physical activity and their relationships with the life-long effects of perinatal changes.
Evaluation of the impact of interventions in early stages of development on neurochemical mechanisms and reflexes on behavior in juvenile and adult phase using animal models.
Research on the role of inflammation and the immune system in neurological diseases. Investigation of genetic and environmental factors. Development of experimental models, research on biomarkers, neurodegenerative processes, cognitive assessment and neuroimaging (magnetic resonance imaging and nuclear medicine) in diseases such as multiple sclerosis, optic neuromyelitis, anti-MOG-associated disease, acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM) and autoimmune encephalitis.
The line is designed to study all aspects related to therapy, prognosis and humanization in Pediatric Intensive Care and Emergency Units. It also includes study of aspects that refer to the professionals and management processes involved within these units.
Adhesive systems Mechanical tests of the bond strength of adhesive systems applied on dental surfaces and dental materials such as composite resin, ceramics and fiberglass. In situ and in vivo studies for testing the adhesive systems.
Restorative technologies and techniques The objective is to develop studies in laser, finite elements, mechanical tests of restorative materials applied in cavity preparation and the investigation of the potential of new technologies that can be incorporated to these techniques.
Social Psychology and Health: Individuals, Groups and Institutions The research groups in this line of research aim to study and conduct research on the psychosocial dimensions of health, the group processes and organizations and the institutional relationship between subjects, groups and institutions aiming to shed light on the processes of health/sickness in different social contexts. The theoretical-methodological approaches are primarily based on Cognitive Social Psychology, Complex Social and Systemic Epidemiology.
Psychosocial Processes: Identities, Practices and Contexts The research groups in this line aim to produce investigation focused on studying the psychosocial processes, from a sociohistorical perspective. Issues related to contemporary identity markers that connect to time, space and imaginary are addressed. The focus of interest lies in the different possibilities of expression/meaning of culture in day-to-day life, associated with the creation of perspectives for comprehension and analysis.
Obesity and Metabolic Syndrome This line is concerned with research in the area of obesity and metabolic syndrome with consequences in co-morbidities involved or related to the aforementioned pathologies.
Epidemiological, Clinicopathological, Radiological and Molecular aspects of malignant neoplasms. This area of concentration is intended to describe patients who suffer from malignant neoplasms in their different clinical stages, as well as to assess their clinical outcome by looking at the clinical, histopathological, radiological and molecular variables. Studies in this area may be accountable for addressing some issues that are still controversial among the scientific community.
Videolaparoscopic Surgery This area of concentration is intended to assess the advantages of the procedures conducted using less invasive techniques.
LITERATURE SEMINARS I
COD Workload Description
83281-02 30 This discipline covers the basis for scientific reading, with a focus on the critical thinking to evaluate biomedical literature and journal rankings, mainly regarding topics of interest in Dentistry. Seminars and discussions involve the critical interpretation of methods and results of scientific publications, with special interest in clinical research, journal`s metrics and author`s research identification.
No offer for current semester
Concentration area Type Required
CTBMF Master's Not required
CTBMF Doctorate Not required
Clinical Stomatology Master's Not required
Clinical Stomatology Doctorate Not required
Dental Materials Master's Not required
Dental Materials Doctorate Not required
Dental Prosthetics Master's Not required
Dental Prosthetics Doctorate Not required
Endodontics Master's Not required
Endodontics Doctorate Not required
Orthodontics and Facial Orthopedics Master's Not required
Orthodontics and Facial Orthopedics Doctorate Not required
Restorative Dentistry Master's Not required
Restorative Dentistry Doctorate Not required
Research line Description
Diagnosis and applied therapies This line of research evaluates and compares complementary diagnostic methods applied to Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMS). It analyzes the results of drug therapy applied to OMS. It selects the medicinal and/or surgical therapies recommended for trauma or oral and maxillofacial pathologies.
Craniofacial growth, development and deformities This line of research focuses on studies that support the diagnosis and surgical treatment of craniofacial patients with congenital or acquired deformities.
Stomatology diagnostic methods It aims to study the diseases of the oral and maxillofacial region and their consequences through different diagnostic methods that are applicable to them, as well as the provision of deeper insights and acquisition of new methods for clinical, laboratory and imaging diagnosis.
Oral and maxillofacial diseases ¿ clinical, immunological and anatomo-pathological studies The goal is to study, through clinical and laboratory trials, the etiopathogenesis of diseases that affect the oral cavity, as well as their consequences.
Craniomandibular Disorders This line of research studies the alterations caused by occlusal disorders directly on the temporomandibular joints, and assesses, along with signs and symptoms, the most adequate means for their resolution.
Dentistry Techniques and Devices This line of research studies the different techniques and devices, fixed and removable, according to clinical situation
Etiopathogenesis and treatment of periodontal and periapical diseases To better understand the modulatory processes involved in the onset and progression of inflammatory alterations involved in pulpal, periapical and periodontal lesions, correlating them with systemic outcomes.
Growth, Development, Diagnosis and Applied Therapies This line of research will focus on studies that support the diagnosis, planning and treatment of orthodontic and facial orthopedic cases.
Orthodontic Materials and Biocompatibility This line fosters comparative studies of biocompatible dental materials with emphasis on those that are interesting to the field of orthodontics, supported by resources available from the Schools of Biosciences, Chemistry, Pharmacy and the Toxicology Institute.
Adhesive systems Mechanical tests of the bond strength of adhesive systems applied on dental surfaces and dental materials such as composite resin, ceramics and fiberglass. In situ and in vivo studies for testing the adhesive systems.
Restorative technologies and techniques The objective is to develop studies in laser, finite elements, mechanical tests of restorative materials applied in cavity preparation and the investigation of the potential of new technologies that can be incorporated to these techniques.
LITERATURE SEMINARS II
COD Workload Description
83288-02 30 The course discusses the development of lines of research, based on relevant literature and the students¿ critical thinking. It provide students with insights into literature search mechanisms, identifying the methodological diversity employed in the development of lines of research.
Professors Home time Lattes
ROGERIO BELLE DE OLIVEIRA 20 years and 4 months Link
Concentration area Type Required
CTBMF Master's Not required
CTBMF Doctorate Not required
Clinical Stomatology Master's Not required
Clinical Stomatology Doctorate Not required
Dental Materials Master's Not required
Dental Materials Doctorate Not required
Dental Prosthetics Master's Not required
Dental Prosthetics Doctorate Not required
Endodontics Master's Not required
Endodontics Doctorate Not required
Orthodontics and Facial Orthopedics Master's Not required
Orthodontics and Facial Orthopedics Doctorate Not required
Restorative Dentistry Master's Not required
Restorative Dentistry Doctorate Not required
Research line Description
Diagnosis and applied therapies This line of research evaluates and compares complementary diagnostic methods applied to Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMS). It analyzes the results of drug therapy applied to OMS. It selects the medicinal and/or surgical therapies recommended for trauma or oral and maxillofacial pathologies.
Craniofacial growth, development and deformities This line of research focuses on studies that support the diagnosis and surgical treatment of craniofacial patients with congenital or acquired deformities.
Stomatology diagnostic methods It aims to study the diseases of the oral and maxillofacial region and their consequences through different diagnostic methods that are applicable to them, as well as the provision of deeper insights and acquisition of new methods for clinical, laboratory and imaging diagnosis.
Oral and maxillofacial diseases ¿ clinical, immunological and anatomo-pathological studies The goal is to study, through clinical and laboratory trials, the etiopathogenesis of diseases that affect the oral cavity, as well as their consequences.
Craniomandibular Disorders This line of research studies the alterations caused by occlusal disorders directly on the temporomandibular joints, and assesses, along with signs and symptoms, the most adequate means for their resolution.
Dentistry Techniques and Devices This line of research studies the different techniques and devices, fixed and removable, according to clinical situation
Etiopathogenesis and treatment of periodontal and periapical diseases To better understand the modulatory processes involved in the onset and progression of inflammatory alterations involved in pulpal, periapical and periodontal lesions, correlating them with systemic outcomes.
Growth, Development, Diagnosis and Applied Therapies This line of research will focus on studies that support the diagnosis, planning and treatment of orthodontic and facial orthopedic cases.
Orthodontic Materials and Biocompatibility This line fosters comparative studies of biocompatible dental materials with emphasis on those that are interesting to the field of orthodontics, supported by resources available from the Schools of Biosciences, Chemistry, Pharmacy and the Toxicology Institute.
Adhesive systems Mechanical tests of the bond strength of adhesive systems applied on dental surfaces and dental materials such as composite resin, ceramics and fiberglass. In situ and in vivo studies for testing the adhesive systems.
Restorative technologies and techniques The objective is to develop studies in laser, finite elements, mechanical tests of restorative materials applied in cavity preparation and the investigation of the potential of new technologies that can be incorporated to these techniques.
METHODOLOGICAL BASIS FOR A RESEARCH PROJECT
COD Workload Description
93275-02 30 This course will look at the fundamentals for the design and development of a research project in Dentistry. Students will conduct a critical analysis and discussion of the conceptual organization of the work and its operational stages of construction and development. They will also be expected to analyze the structure and content of scientific publications and critical assessment of their applicability in new research projects.
No offer for current semester
Concentration area Type Required
CTBMF Master's Not required
CTBMF Doctorate Not required
Clinical Stomatology Master's Not required
Clinical Stomatology Doctorate Not required
Dental Materials Master's Not required
Dental Materials Doctorate Not required
Dental Prosthetics Master's Not required
Dental Prosthetics Doctorate Not required
Endodontics Master's Not required
Endodontics Doctorate Not required
Orthodontics and Facial Orthopedics Master's Not required
Orthodontics and Facial Orthopedics Doctorate Not required
Restorative Dentistry Master's Not required
Restorative Dentistry Doctorate Not required
Research line Description
Diagnosis and applied therapies This line of research evaluates and compares complementary diagnostic methods applied to Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMS). It analyzes the results of drug therapy applied to OMS. It selects the medicinal and/or surgical therapies recommended for trauma or oral and maxillofacial pathologies.
Craniofacial growth, development and deformities This line of research focuses on studies that support the diagnosis and surgical treatment of craniofacial patients with congenital or acquired deformities.
Stomatology diagnostic methods It aims to study the diseases of the oral and maxillofacial region and their consequences through different diagnostic methods that are applicable to them, as well as the provision of deeper insights and acquisition of new methods for clinical, laboratory and imaging diagnosis.
Oral and maxillofacial diseases ¿ clinical, immunological and anatomo-pathological studies The goal is to study, through clinical and laboratory trials, the etiopathogenesis of diseases that affect the oral cavity, as well as their consequences.
Craniomandibular Disorders This line of research studies the alterations caused by occlusal disorders directly on the temporomandibular joints, and assesses, along with signs and symptoms, the most adequate means for their resolution.
Dentistry Techniques and Devices This line of research studies the different techniques and devices, fixed and removable, according to clinical situation
Etiopathogenesis and treatment of periodontal and periapical diseases To better understand the modulatory processes involved in the onset and progression of inflammatory alterations involved in pulpal, periapical and periodontal lesions, correlating them with systemic outcomes.
Growth, Development, Diagnosis and Applied Therapies This line of research will focus on studies that support the diagnosis, planning and treatment of orthodontic and facial orthopedic cases.
Orthodontic Materials and Biocompatibility This line fosters comparative studies of biocompatible dental materials with emphasis on those that are interesting to the field of orthodontics, supported by resources available from the Schools of Biosciences, Chemistry, Pharmacy and the Toxicology Institute.
Adhesive systems Mechanical tests of the bond strength of adhesive systems applied on dental surfaces and dental materials such as composite resin, ceramics and fiberglass. In situ and in vivo studies for testing the adhesive systems.
Restorative technologies and techniques The objective is to develop studies in laser, finite elements, mechanical tests of restorative materials applied in cavity preparation and the investigation of the potential of new technologies that can be incorporated to these techniques.
METHODOLOGY OF DENTAL RESEARCH
COD Workload Description
83279-02 30 The purpose of this course is to have students acquire a solid foundation for the understanding of the scientific activity in Dentistry, discussing aspects related to research planning. The course discusses the basic points of research, the types of studies and their respective designs. It also aims to provide students with deeper insights into their area, by assisting them in the design of their dissertation or thesis proposal.
No offer for current semester
Concentration area Type Required
CTBMF Master's Not required
CTBMF Doctorate Not required
Clinical Stomatology Master's Not required
Clinical Stomatology Doctorate Not required
Dental Materials Master's Not required
Dental Materials Doctorate Not required
Dental Prosthetics Master's Not required
Dental Prosthetics Doctorate Not required
Endodontics Master's Not required
Endodontics Doctorate Not required
Orthodontics and Facial Orthopedics Master's Not required
Orthodontics and Facial Orthopedics Doctorate Not required
Restorative Dentistry Master's Not required
Restorative Dentistry Doctorate Not required
Research line Description
Diagnosis and applied therapies This line of research evaluates and compares complementary diagnostic methods applied to Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMS). It analyzes the results of drug therapy applied to OMS. It selects the medicinal and/or surgical therapies recommended for trauma or oral and maxillofacial pathologies.
Craniofacial growth, development and deformities This line of research focuses on studies that support the diagnosis and surgical treatment of craniofacial patients with congenital or acquired deformities.
Stomatology diagnostic methods It aims to study the diseases of the oral and maxillofacial region and their consequences through different diagnostic methods that are applicable to them, as well as the provision of deeper insights and acquisition of new methods for clinical, laboratory and imaging diagnosis.
Oral and maxillofacial diseases ¿ clinical, immunological and anatomo-pathological studies The goal is to study, through clinical and laboratory trials, the etiopathogenesis of diseases that affect the oral cavity, as well as their consequences.
Craniomandibular Disorders This line of research studies the alterations caused by occlusal disorders directly on the temporomandibular joints, and assesses, along with signs and symptoms, the most adequate means for their resolution.
Dentistry Techniques and Devices This line of research studies the different techniques and devices, fixed and removable, according to clinical situation
Etiopathogenesis and treatment of periodontal and periapical diseases To better understand the modulatory processes involved in the onset and progression of inflammatory alterations involved in pulpal, periapical and periodontal lesions, correlating them with systemic outcomes.
Growth, Development, Diagnosis and Applied Therapies This line of research will focus on studies that support the diagnosis, planning and treatment of orthodontic and facial orthopedic cases.
Orthodontic Materials and Biocompatibility This line fosters comparative studies of biocompatible dental materials with emphasis on those that are interesting to the field of orthodontics, supported by resources available from the Schools of Biosciences, Chemistry, Pharmacy and the Toxicology Institute.
Adhesive systems Mechanical tests of the bond strength of adhesive systems applied on dental surfaces and dental materials such as composite resin, ceramics and fiberglass. In situ and in vivo studies for testing the adhesive systems.
Restorative technologies and techniques The objective is to develop studies in laser, finite elements, mechanical tests of restorative materials applied in cavity preparation and the investigation of the potential of new technologies that can be incorporated to these techniques.
MULTIDISCIPLINARY DENTAL SEMINARS
COD Workload Description
93278-06 90 This course will provide a theoretical study of complex dental clinical cases with multidisciplinary features. Elaboration of diagnosis and complete treatment plan. Students will be required to set priorities and the sequence of multidisciplinary action.
Professors Home time Lattes
EDUARDO ROLIM TEIXEIRA 23 years and 6 months Link
EDUARDO MARTINELLI SANTAYANA DE LIMA 25 years and 1 month Link
LUCIANE MACEDO DE MENEZES 23 years and 6 months Link
Concentration area Type Required
CTBMF Master's Not required
CTBMF Doctorate Not required
Clinical Stomatology Master's Not required
Clinical Stomatology Doctorate Not required
Dental Materials Master's Not required
Dental Materials Doctorate Not required
Dental Prosthetics Master's Not required
Dental Prosthetics Doctorate Not required
Endodontics Master's Not required
Endodontics Doctorate Not required
Orthodontics and Facial Orthopedics Master's Not required
Orthodontics and Facial Orthopedics Doctorate Not required
Restorative Dentistry Master's Not required
Restorative Dentistry Doctorate Not required
Research line Description
Diagnosis and applied therapies This line of research evaluates and compares complementary diagnostic methods applied to Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMS). It analyzes the results of drug therapy applied to OMS. It selects the medicinal and/or surgical therapies recommended for trauma or oral and maxillofacial pathologies.
Craniofacial growth, development and deformities This line of research focuses on studies that support the diagnosis and surgical treatment of craniofacial patients with congenital or acquired deformities.
Stomatology diagnostic methods It aims to study the diseases of the oral and maxillofacial region and their consequences through different diagnostic methods that are applicable to them, as well as the provision of deeper insights and acquisition of new methods for clinical, laboratory and imaging diagnosis.
Oral and maxillofacial diseases ¿ clinical, immunological and anatomo-pathological studies The goal is to study, through clinical and laboratory trials, the etiopathogenesis of diseases that affect the oral cavity, as well as their consequences.
Craniomandibular Disorders This line of research studies the alterations caused by occlusal disorders directly on the temporomandibular joints, and assesses, along with signs and symptoms, the most adequate means for their resolution.
Dentistry Techniques and Devices This line of research studies the different techniques and devices, fixed and removable, according to clinical situation
Etiopathogenesis and treatment of periodontal and periapical diseases To better understand the modulatory processes involved in the onset and progression of inflammatory alterations involved in pulpal, periapical and periodontal lesions, correlating them with systemic outcomes.
Growth, Development, Diagnosis and Applied Therapies This line of research will focus on studies that support the diagnosis, planning and treatment of orthodontic and facial orthopedic cases.
Orthodontic Materials and Biocompatibility This line fosters comparative studies of biocompatible dental materials with emphasis on those that are interesting to the field of orthodontics, supported by resources available from the Schools of Biosciences, Chemistry, Pharmacy and the Toxicology Institute.
Adhesive systems Mechanical tests of the bond strength of adhesive systems applied on dental surfaces and dental materials such as composite resin, ceramics and fiberglass. In situ and in vivo studies for testing the adhesive systems.
Restorative technologies and techniques The objective is to develop studies in laser, finite elements, mechanical tests of restorative materials applied in cavity preparation and the investigation of the potential of new technologies that can be incorporated to these techniques.
Neurobiology of Stress
COD Workload Description
19347-02 30 Explore the concepts of stress, health and disease, with a particular focus on historical and current literature. It will address multiple dimensions in the study of stress: genetics, epigenetics, molecular, cellular, physiological and cognitive, especially in the context of immunoendocrine and neuroscientific research. Study of the individual response to stress, as genetic and environmental factors play a role, as it translates into physiological and mental conditions and pathological or health conditions.
No offer for current semester
Concentration area Type Required
Biochemical and Molecular Pharmacology Master's Not required
Biochemical and Molecular Pharmacology Doctorate Not required
Biomedical Gerontology Master's Not required
Biomedical Gerontology Doctorate Not required
CTBMF Master's Not required
CTBMF Doctorate Not required
Clinical Psychology Master's Not required
Clinical Psychology Doctorate Not required
Clinical Stomatology Master's Not required
Clinical Stomatology Doctorate Not required
Dental Materials Master's Not required
Dental Materials Doctorate Not required
Dental Prosthetics Master's Not required
Dental Prosthetics Doctorate Not required
Endodontics Master's Not required
Endodontics Doctorate Not required
Human Cognition Master's Not required
Human Cognition Doctorate Not required
Medical Practice Master's Not required
Medical Practice Doctorate Not required
Nephrology Master's Not required
Nephrology Doctorate Not required
Neurosciences Master's Not required
Neurosciences Doctorate Not required
Orthodontics and Facial Orthopedics Master's Not required
Orthodontics and Facial Orthopedics Doctorate Not required
Pediatrics Master's Not required
Pediatrics Doctorate Not required
Restorative Dentistry Master's Not required
Restorative Dentistry Doctorate Not required
Social Psychology Master's Not required
Social Psychology Doctorate Not required
Surgical Practice Master's Not required
Surgical Practice Doctorate Not required
Research line Description
Evaluation of mechanisms involved in inflammatory and nociceptive alterations This line of research is concerned with the evaluation of mechanisms involved in inflammatory and nociceptive alterations
Drug Development This line of research has been designed for the development of drugs against neglected tropical diseases (tuberculosis and malaria) and the development of drugs against chronic and degenerative diseases.
Evaluation of pharmacological targets in cancer treatment This line of research is concerned with the evaluation of pharmacological targets in cancer treatment and inflammation.
Analysis and evaluation of neurochemical and pharmacological mechanisms in neurological diseases Study of the neurochemical roots and pharmacological targets in neurological diseases.
Biological Aspects of Aging This line of research is intended for the study of basic biological characteristics that play a role in the process of aging at the molecular, cellular, biochemical, genetic and evolutionary levels, as well as their forms of interaction with environmental factors in animal models and human beings (in vitro and in vivo).
Clinical and Emotional Aspects of Aging This line is geared towards the clinical and epidemiological study of the elderly and aging. Some of the most commonly researched topics are: geriatric syndromes (cognitive impairment, postural instability, immobility, fecal incontinence, iatrogenesis, communication disorder), frailty syndrome, brain aging, mental health, osteomuscular aging, cardiometabolic risk factors and nutrition.
Social-cultural, Demographic and Bioethical Aspects of Aging This line is geared towards the study of social, cultural, economic, demographic and bioethical aspects involved in the process of aging.
Aging and Public Health This line of research is intended to study the conditions of life, health and health care received and provided to the elderly, including long-living patients. It is intended to assess primary and secondary health care services, to design of instruments for monitoring access, service routines and care provided to the elderly and long-living patients in the public health care network. Additionally, it will investigate the natural history of diseases and health conditions as well as health prevention and control, in view of the socio-demographic variables, health indicators, life styles, functional capacity, psycho-social competences and quality of life.
Diagnosis and applied therapies This line of research evaluates and compares complementary diagnostic methods applied to Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMS). It analyzes the results of drug therapy applied to OMS. It selects the medicinal and/or surgical therapies recommended for trauma or oral and maxillofacial pathologies.
Craniofacial growth, development and deformities This line of research focuses on studies that support the diagnosis and surgical treatment of craniofacial patients with congenital or acquired deformities.
Theories, Techniques and Interventions in Clinical Psychology The line of research Theories, Techniques and Intervention in Clinical Psychology relies on six research groups that investigate, throughout the life cycle, psychological assessment and treatment processes as well as the development and adaptation of instruments for psychological assessment. Quantitative, qualitative and mixed designs are applied and psychoanalytical or cognitive-behavioral theories are used as theoretical background.
Stomatology diagnostic methods It aims to study the diseases of the oral and maxillofacial region and their consequences through different diagnostic methods that are applicable to them, as well as the provision of deeper insights and acquisition of new methods for clinical, laboratory and imaging diagnosis.
Oral and maxillofacial diseases ¿ clinical, immunological and anatomo-pathological studies The goal is to study, through clinical and laboratory trials, the etiopathogenesis of diseases that affect the oral cavity, as well as their consequences.
Craniomandibular Disorders This line of research studies the alterations caused by occlusal disorders directly on the temporomandibular joints, and assesses, along with signs and symptoms, the most adequate means for their resolution.
Dentistry Techniques and Devices This line of research studies the different techniques and devices, fixed and removable, according to clinical situation
Etiopathogenesis and treatment of periodontal and periapical diseases To better understand the modulatory processes involved in the onset and progression of inflammatory alterations involved in pulpal, periapical and periodontal lesions, correlating them with systemic outcomes.
Applied and Basic Cognitive Processes Esta línea de investigación se dedica al estudio básico y aplicado de la cognición humana. La principal teoría de apoyo es la Psicología Cognitiva amparada por los presupuestos del método experimental.
Psychobiology, Neuropsychology and Behavior This line of research focuses on studying the relationship between the psychobiological and neurocognitive mechanisms related to behavior.
Extra-renal dialysis and transplatation This line of research is intended for the study of different modalities of renal replacement therapies, with emphasis on organ transplantation, especially when it comes to immunology of transplants.
Clinical nephrology and arterial hypertension This line of research will address topics related to several aspects of clinical nephrology, renal function, arterial hypertension, renal and metabolic diseases.
Molecular Biology, immunology and stem cell This line of research is concerned with the study of molecular alterations in tumors, mainly those affecting the digestive and respiratory systems, through PCR techniques in real time, immunohistochemistry, flow cytometry and cell cultivation. It will also look at Cell Therapy and Tissue Engineering.
Cardiology/Risk Factors and genetics factors in cardiovascular diseases This line of research is concerned with assessing risk factors for cardiovascular surgeries using markers; traditional risk factors (dyslipidemias, arterial hypertension, diabetes, smoke addiction) and potential emerging ones (apolipoprotein B,small and dense LDL cholesterol) in coronary heart diseases.
Cardiology/Cellular therapy This line of research is intended to assess the efficiency and safety of autologous implants of bone marrow stem cells in patients suffering from dilated cardiomyopathy and in patients suffering from acute myocardial infarction.
Cellular metabolism and membrane transport in renal and metabolic diseases (or disease states) This line of research is designed for the study of physiopathogenic mechanisms of several renal and metabolic diseases.
Training and Faculty Development in Health
Respiratory Diseases / Smoking and smoking-related diseases This line of research will address the determining factors of success/failure in smoking cessation; it will assess the role of genetics in the experimentation, maintenance and cessation of smoking; it will test the efficacy of different therapies.
Study abdomen adult and elderly healthy and sick with new technologies in Diagnostic Imaging First of all, this line of research is intended to introduce students to different abdominal organs in advanced imaging modalities, such as magnetic resonance and positron emission tomography. It is intended to study the normal anatomy of these organs and tissues and their anatomic variations, thus allowing for a comparison between healthy and unhealthy individuals. With this, we intent to provide deeper insights into the abdomen's normal anatomy and its anatomic variation through new imaging technologies. Additionally, this line of research will determine the diagnostic imaging accuracy of gastrointestinal tract and urinary system diseases. We are intent on reaching an earlier and more precise diagnosis of the diseases of adult and elderly patients, thus increasing their survival. It has been designed to produce researchers and professors who want to work within this line of research responsible for studying the most common diseases in our population.
Clinical Epidemiology This area of concentration is intended to develop research in clinical epidemiology focusing on its methodological and clinical aspects. This line of research intends to encourage the development of research projects that contribute to the progress in identification, intervention and promotion of determinants of the health-disease process in human population.
Functional and Molecular Image of the Body Functional imaging is the state-of-the-art in diagnostic imaging. Magnetic Resonance made a giant leap in that direction through the employment of ultra-rapid acquisition techniques, which have enabled the measurement of variations in oxygen consumption levels arising from the BOLD effect and an estimation of the cellularity of tissues through the diffusion technique. PET has enabled Nuclear Medicine to measure the level of consumption of glucose in the tissue, by making use of ionizing radiation. It is largely employed in the investigation of tumors and metastasis, which have naturally increased the consumption of glucose due to a larger metabolic level. More recently, the Dynamic PET has enabled the assessment of the consumption of glucose over time and the measurement of the most active regions more precisely.
Epidemiology and Environmental Health This course is intended to encourage the development of research into the area of epidemiology and environmental health with an eye to the methodological and clinical aspects. This line of research seeks to encourage the development of research projects that contribute to the advancement of the identification, intervention and promotion of the determinants of the health-disease process in human population.
Technological Innovations in the Health Area Curently, we are seeing worldwide the fast development of technologies, proceedings and medicines focus at the most effective treatment of diseases and the restoration of health. This accelerated step with which medical knowledge progresses makes it necessary to create a new mentality in medical training, stimulating curiosity, the active search for knowledge and constant updating. The number and complexity of the scientific processes that lead to this evolution are also worthy of attention, both due to the need for training to understand them, as well as the work opportunity they represent for doctors in general.
Neurology/ stem cells This line of research is concerned with the assessment of the possibility of regeneration of central and peripheral neurological injuries resulting from neurodegenerative diseases, with somatic stem cells, as well as with the study of the structural and functional mechanisms of regeneration from injuries.
Behavioral neurology and neuropsychiatry This line of research will look at the neurobiology of psychiatric diseases and behavioral alterations in major neurological diseases.
Cognitive brain imaging This line of research will look at the development of new techniques for the analysis of neuroimaging and studies of neural bases of superior cognitive processes (for instance, language comprehension and acquisition, executive functions, spatial reasoning).
Neurotoxic activity of ureases and derived peptides This line of research will address the neurotoxic and pro-inflammatory activities of ureases of different organisms. It will also address the methodologies of study of neurotoxicity relying on the use of insects-models. As well as this, it will look at ureases as virulence factors for pathogenic microorganisms, especially bacteria Helicobacter pylori and Proteus mirabilis and Cryptococcu yeasts.
Neuroinflammation/Multiple Sclerosis/ neuromyelitis optica The inflammation resulting from neurological diseases may be primarily involved with the physiopathology of immunomediated diseases of the nervous system, such as multiple sclerosis, neuromyelitis optica, ADEM - acute demyelinating encephalomyelitis, Guillain-Barré syndrome, autoimmune encephalitis and some neurological complications resulting directly or indirectly from viral or bacterial infections (e.g. meningoencephalitis). In other diseases, the inflammation plays a major role, but less clear than it is in strokes and in degenerative diseases of the central nervous system. The deregulation in the immune system, be it either temporary or permanent, may lead to injuries in the brain, bone marrow and peripheral nerves that cause permanent neuronal damage with the risk of aftereffects and permanent incapacity. By relying on advanced methods in molecular biology associated with clinical and imaging assessment (magnetic resonance, nuclear medicine), we have conducted research that is intended to understand the intrinsic and extrinsic mechanisms that lead to an increase of pro-inflammatory substances such as cytokines, chemokines, the production of autoantibodies, complement system activation, proliferation / maturation of autoreactive lymphocytes T and B, microglial activation and the alteration of the blood-brain barrier. Besides, we have conducted research for the identification of specific biomarkers for each disease which may assist in the establishment of better diagnosis/prognosis and in experimental animal models for the study of physiopathology and innovative therapeutic interventions.
Epilepsy This line of research will cover clinical and electroencephalographic, pharmacological, neuroimaging and surgical studies in the realm of epilepsy. The direct involvement of São Lucas Hospital with the diagnosis, clinical treatment and epilepsy surgery opens interesting perspectives of investigation, seeking diagnostic refinement, new treatment options and the correlations of epileptic syndromes with structural alterations of the brain.
The central nervous system (CNS) formation stages can be considered a great concert with the regency of different signaling molecules that trigger a cascade of dependent and complementary processes until the formation of all CNS structures as well as their different functionalities. The human brain is a puzzle of more than 100 billion pieces that must be accurately directed to its unique and specific location. The studies of Molecurar Bases of Embryonic Neurogenesis presents a comprehensive view of understanding the CNS, from its embryonic formation to neurogenesis in the adult brain, guiding clinical and pathological situations related to cerebral malformations and new therapeutic alternatives for CNS recovery. The use of molecular techniques as next-generation sequencing (NGS), super arrays, relative expression, genotyping, etc., are used to describe signaling pathways, genesis of pathologies, and application of precision medicine for the treatment of various diseases. The cell reprogramming at the embryonic level through the generation of induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSC) helps to understand embryonic neurogenesis and screening of new drugs for the treatment of alterations during the formation of the central nervous system and its associated pathologies
Growth, Development, Diagnosis and Applied Therapies This line of research will focus on studies that support the diagnosis, planning and treatment of orthodontic and facial orthopedic cases.
Orthodontic Materials and Biocompatibility This line fosters comparative studies of biocompatible dental materials with emphasis on those that are interesting to the field of orthodontics, supported by resources available from the Schools of Biosciences, Chemistry, Pharmacy and the Toxicology Institute.
Asthma: epidemiology, genetics and the study of basic mechanisms Epidemiology of asthma in different populations.
Respiratory Failure Etiopathogenesis, epidemiology, diagnosis and management of high impact respiratory infections in the pediatric population.
Stem cells and neurodegenerative diseases To assess the possibility of recovery of central and peripheral neurological lesions resulting from neurodegenerative diseases with somatic stem cells, as well as to study the mechanisms of structural and functional recovery of lesions.
Diagnostic and Therapeutic Interventions in Newborn Infants It addresses interventions in neonatal respiratory diseases, infectious diseases and nutrition disorders.
Pediatric Clinical and Experimental Epilesy Study of epileptic syndromes that begin during childhood including etiology, pathophysiology, characterization of specific syndromes, complementary investigation, comorbidities, treatment (clinical and surgical) and evaluation / development of new antiepileptic drugs. The experimental approach uses an in vitro and in vivo model of electrophysiology and immunohistochemistry, as well as a model to verify the effects of early seizures in the developing CNS.
Clinical Epidemiology applied to child health issues Study the validity of signs, symptoms and screening and diagnostic tests; and epidemiological indicators of childhood diseases and disorders, such as incidence, prevalence and mortality, relating them to etiological and prognostic factors.
Prematurity: impact in lung development and immune response To address pulmonary growth and development, focusing on the direct and indirect effects of prematurity on the lung.
Epigenetic and Molecular Mechanisms of Developmental Stress To investigate epigenetic and molecular mechanisms related to neurocognitive and behavioral development after exposure to early stress.
Cystic Fibrosis: epidemiology, genetics and therapeutics Epidemiology, genetic diagnosis and therapy of childhood lung diseases.
Tumor Immunology To study tumor immunology
Functional evaluation and rehabilitation in chronic respiratory diseases Research in the area of ​​functional assessment and rehabilitation of patients with chronic diseases, such as cystic fibrosis and asthma. It focuses on aspects such as physical activity and physical inactivity, pulmonary function, musculoskeletal development, obesity and quality of life.
Behavioral and Developmental Neurology Study of ontogenesis and bioelectrogenesis of the Central Nervous System. It evaluates, through polysomnography, the physiological changes and gestational age dependent and the influence of neonatal neurological disorders in the process of organization of brain electrical activity. It evaluates the neurological follow-up of premature newborns, considering the effects of prematurity on neuropsychomotor development. It evaluates the follow-up of term neonates with congenital infectious pathologies and hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy. Includes study of sleep and its disorders through the evaluation of clinical and neurophysiological characteristics forming the basis for understanding sleep medicine in childhood.
Immune responses to respiratory viral infections To analyze immune response to viral respiratory infections.
Stress and development It studies the mechanisms and development of possible therapies to prevent and / or treat the effects of early life interventions and their repercussions on the organism's development. It uses experimental research resources to study stress, inflammation, respiratory diseases, systems development, physical activity and their relationships with the life-long effects of perinatal changes.
Evaluation of the impact of interventions in early stages of development on neurochemical mechanisms and reflexes on behavior in juvenile and adult phase using animal models.
Research on the role of inflammation and the immune system in neurological diseases. Investigation of genetic and environmental factors. Development of experimental models, research on biomarkers, neurodegenerative processes, cognitive assessment and neuroimaging (magnetic resonance imaging and nuclear medicine) in diseases such as multiple sclerosis, optic neuromyelitis, anti-MOG-associated disease, acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM) and autoimmune encephalitis.
The line is designed to study all aspects related to therapy, prognosis and humanization in Pediatric Intensive Care and Emergency Units. It also includes study of aspects that refer to the professionals and management processes involved within these units.
Adhesive systems Mechanical tests of the bond strength of adhesive systems applied on dental surfaces and dental materials such as composite resin, ceramics and fiberglass. In situ and in vivo studies for testing the adhesive systems.
Restorative technologies and techniques The objective is to develop studies in laser, finite elements, mechanical tests of restorative materials applied in cavity preparation and the investigation of the potential of new technologies that can be incorporated to these techniques.
Social Psychology and Health: Individuals, Groups and Institutions The research groups in this line of research aim to study and conduct research on the psychosocial dimensions of health, the group processes and organizations and the institutional relationship between subjects, groups and institutions aiming to shed light on the processes of health/sickness in different social contexts. The theoretical-methodological approaches are primarily based on Cognitive Social Psychology, Complex Social and Systemic Epidemiology.
Psychosocial Processes: Identities, Practices and Contexts The research groups in this line aim to produce investigation focused on studying the psychosocial processes, from a sociohistorical perspective. Issues related to contemporary identity markers that connect to time, space and imaginary are addressed. The focus of interest lies in the different possibilities of expression/meaning of culture in day-to-day life, associated with the creation of perspectives for comprehension and analysis.
Obesity and Metabolic Syndrome This line is concerned with research in the area of obesity and metabolic syndrome with consequences in co-morbidities involved or related to the aforementioned pathologies.
Epidemiological, Clinicopathological, Radiological and Molecular aspects of malignant neoplasms. This area of concentration is intended to describe patients who suffer from malignant neoplasms in their different clinical stages, as well as to assess their clinical outcome by looking at the clinical, histopathological, radiological and molecular variables. Studies in this area may be accountable for addressing some issues that are still controversial among the scientific community.
Videolaparoscopic Surgery This area of concentration is intended to assess the advantages of the procedures conducted using less invasive techniques.
Pharmacology of Inflammation
COD Workload Description
23394-02 30 This course is intended to address several aspects related to the pharmacology of inflammation, namely: biochemical and molecular aspects of inflammatory events, with emphasis on pharmacological modulation. The main vascular and cellular alterations in response to different stimuli will be addressed. To follow are some topics of interest: (1) study of inflammatory response mediators, including those derived from mastocytes (histamine and serotonin), lipid mediators (prostanoids and leukotrienes), peptidic mediators (bradikinin and neurokinin), cytocines and growth factors, chemotactic factors, complement system mediators, nitric oxide, among others; (2) components of the resolution phase of inflammation, involving endogenous mediators related to the re-establishment of homeostasis and tissue repair; (3) main groups of cells involved in several phases of inflammation and their connection to immune response; (4) main receptors and signaling routes, as well as the components of intracellular transduction systems; (5) inflammation associated with infection and systemic inflammatory response; (6) correlation between inflammation and cancer; (7) regulatory aspects of the transcription of molecules implied in inflammatory response; (8) study of mechanisms of action of main drugs used in the treatment of inflammation; (9) chronic inflammatory diseases.
No offer for current semester
Concentration area Type Required
Biochemical and Molecular Pharmacology Master's Not required
Biochemical and Molecular Pharmacology Doctorate Not required
Biomedical Gerontology Master's Not required
Biomedical Gerontology Doctorate Not required
CTBMF Master's Not required
CTBMF Doctorate Not required
Clinical Psychology Master's Not required
Clinical Psychology Doctorate Not required
Clinical Stomatology Master's Not required
Clinical Stomatology Doctorate Not required
Dental Materials Master's Not required
Dental Materials Doctorate Not required
Dental Prosthetics Master's Not required
Dental Prosthetics Doctorate Not required
Endodontics Master's Not required
Endodontics Doctorate Not required
Human Cognition Master's Not required
Human Cognition Doctorate Not required
Medical Practice Master's Not required
Medical Practice Doctorate Not required
Nephrology Master's Not required
Nephrology Doctorate Not required
Neurosciences Master's Not required
Neurosciences Doctorate Not required
Orthodontics and Facial Orthopedics Master's Not required
Orthodontics and Facial Orthopedics Doctorate Not required
Pediatrics Master's Not required
Pediatrics Doctorate Not required
Restorative Dentistry Master's Not required
Restorative Dentistry Doctorate Not required
Social Psychology Master's Not required
Social Psychology Doctorate Not required
Surgical Practice Master's Not required
Surgical Practice Doctorate Not required
Research line Description
Evaluation of mechanisms involved in inflammatory and nociceptive alterations This line of research is concerned with the evaluation of mechanisms involved in inflammatory and nociceptive alterations
Drug Development This line of research has been designed for the development of drugs against neglected tropical diseases (tuberculosis and malaria) and the development of drugs against chronic and degenerative diseases.
Evaluation of pharmacological targets in cancer treatment This line of research is concerned with the evaluation of pharmacological targets in cancer treatment and inflammation.
Analysis and evaluation of neurochemical and pharmacological mechanisms in neurological diseases Study of the neurochemical roots and pharmacological targets in neurological diseases.
Biological Aspects of Aging This line of research is intended for the study of basic biological characteristics that play a role in the process of aging at the molecular, cellular, biochemical, genetic and evolutionary levels, as well as their forms of interaction with environmental factors in animal models and human beings (in vitro and in vivo).
Clinical and Emotional Aspects of Aging This line is geared towards the clinical and epidemiological study of the elderly and aging. Some of the most commonly researched topics are: geriatric syndromes (cognitive impairment, postural instability, immobility, fecal incontinence, iatrogenesis, communication disorder), frailty syndrome, brain aging, mental health, osteomuscular aging, cardiometabolic risk factors and nutrition.
Social-cultural, Demographic and Bioethical Aspects of Aging This line is geared towards the study of social, cultural, economic, demographic and bioethical aspects involved in the process of aging.
Aging and Public Health This line of research is intended to study the conditions of life, health and health care received and provided to the elderly, including long-living patients. It is intended to assess primary and secondary health care services, to design of instruments for monitoring access, service routines and care provided to the elderly and long-living patients in the public health care network. Additionally, it will investigate the natural history of diseases and health conditions as well as health prevention and control, in view of the socio-demographic variables, health indicators, life styles, functional capacity, psycho-social competences and quality of life.
Diagnosis and applied therapies This line of research evaluates and compares complementary diagnostic methods applied to Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMS). It analyzes the results of drug therapy applied to OMS. It selects the medicinal and/or surgical therapies recommended for trauma or oral and maxillofacial pathologies.
Craniofacial growth, development and deformities This line of research focuses on studies that support the diagnosis and surgical treatment of craniofacial patients with congenital or acquired deformities.
Theories, Techniques and Interventions in Clinical Psychology The line of research Theories, Techniques and Intervention in Clinical Psychology relies on six research groups that investigate, throughout the life cycle, psychological assessment and treatment processes as well as the development and adaptation of instruments for psychological assessment. Quantitative, qualitative and mixed designs are applied and psychoanalytical or cognitive-behavioral theories are used as theoretical background.
Stomatology diagnostic methods It aims to study the diseases of the oral and maxillofacial region and their consequences through different diagnostic methods that are applicable to them, as well as the provision of deeper insights and acquisition of new methods for clinical, laboratory and imaging diagnosis.
Oral and maxillofacial diseases ¿ clinical, immunological and anatomo-pathological studies The goal is to study, through clinical and laboratory trials, the etiopathogenesis of diseases that affect the oral cavity, as well as their consequences.
Craniomandibular Disorders This line of research studies the alterations caused by occlusal disorders directly on the temporomandibular joints, and assesses, along with signs and symptoms, the most adequate means for their resolution.
Dentistry Techniques and Devices This line of research studies the different techniques and devices, fixed and removable, according to clinical situation
Etiopathogenesis and treatment of periodontal and periapical diseases To better understand the modulatory processes involved in the onset and progression of inflammatory alterations involved in pulpal, periapical and periodontal lesions, correlating them with systemic outcomes.
Applied and Basic Cognitive Processes Esta línea de investigación se dedica al estudio básico y aplicado de la cognición humana. La principal teoría de apoyo es la Psicología Cognitiva amparada por los presupuestos del método experimental.
Psychobiology, Neuropsychology and Behavior This line of research focuses on studying the relationship between the psychobiological and neurocognitive mechanisms related to behavior.
Extra-renal dialysis and transplatation This line of research is intended for the study of different modalities of renal replacement therapies, with emphasis on organ transplantation, especially when it comes to immunology of transplants.
Clinical nephrology and arterial hypertension This line of research will address topics related to several aspects of clinical nephrology, renal function, arterial hypertension, renal and metabolic diseases.
Molecular Biology, immunology and stem cell This line of research is concerned with the study of molecular alterations in tumors, mainly those affecting the digestive and respiratory systems, through PCR techniques in real time, immunohistochemistry, flow cytometry and cell cultivation. It will also look at Cell Therapy and Tissue Engineering.
Cardiology/Risk Factors and genetics factors in cardiovascular diseases This line of research is concerned with assessing risk factors for cardiovascular surgeries using markers; traditional risk factors (dyslipidemias, arterial hypertension, diabetes, smoke addiction) and potential emerging ones (apolipoprotein B,small and dense LDL cholesterol) in coronary heart diseases.
Cardiology/Cellular therapy This line of research is intended to assess the efficiency and safety of autologous implants of bone marrow stem cells in patients suffering from dilated cardiomyopathy and in patients suffering from acute myocardial infarction.
Cellular metabolism and membrane transport in renal and metabolic diseases (or disease states) This line of research is designed for the study of physiopathogenic mechanisms of several renal and metabolic diseases.
Training and Faculty Development in Health
Respiratory Diseases / Smoking and smoking-related diseases This line of research will address the determining factors of success/failure in smoking cessation; it will assess the role of genetics in the experimentation, maintenance and cessation of smoking; it will test the efficacy of different therapies.
Study abdomen adult and elderly healthy and sick with new technologies in Diagnostic Imaging First of all, this line of research is intended to introduce students to different abdominal organs in advanced imaging modalities, such as magnetic resonance and positron emission tomography. It is intended to study the normal anatomy of these organs and tissues and their anatomic variations, thus allowing for a comparison between healthy and unhealthy individuals. With this, we intent to provide deeper insights into the abdomen's normal anatomy and its anatomic variation through new imaging technologies. Additionally, this line of research will determine the diagnostic imaging accuracy of gastrointestinal tract and urinary system diseases. We are intent on reaching an earlier and more precise diagnosis of the diseases of adult and elderly patients, thus increasing their survival. It has been designed to produce researchers and professors who want to work within this line of research responsible for studying the most common diseases in our population.
Clinical Epidemiology This area of concentration is intended to develop research in clinical epidemiology focusing on its methodological and clinical aspects. This line of research intends to encourage the development of research projects that contribute to the progress in identification, intervention and promotion of determinants of the health-disease process in human population.
Functional and Molecular Image of the Body Functional imaging is the state-of-the-art in diagnostic imaging. Magnetic Resonance made a giant leap in that direction through the employment of ultra-rapid acquisition techniques, which have enabled the measurement of variations in oxygen consumption levels arising from the BOLD effect and an estimation of the cellularity of tissues through the diffusion technique. PET has enabled Nuclear Medicine to measure the level of consumption of glucose in the tissue, by making use of ionizing radiation. It is largely employed in the investigation of tumors and metastasis, which have naturally increased the consumption of glucose due to a larger metabolic level. More recently, the Dynamic PET has enabled the assessment of the consumption of glucose over time and the measurement of the most active regions more precisely.
Epidemiology and Environmental Health This course is intended to encourage the development of research into the area of epidemiology and environmental health with an eye to the methodological and clinical aspects. This line of research seeks to encourage the development of research projects that contribute to the advancement of the identification, intervention and promotion of the determinants of the health-disease process in human population.
Technological Innovations in the Health Area Curently, we are seeing worldwide the fast development of technologies, proceedings and medicines focus at the most effective treatment of diseases and the restoration of health. This accelerated step with which medical knowledge progresses makes it necessary to create a new mentality in medical training, stimulating curiosity, the active search for knowledge and constant updating. The number and complexity of the scientific processes that lead to this evolution are also worthy of attention, both due to the need for training to understand them, as well as the work opportunity they represent for doctors in general.
Neurology/ stem cells This line of research is concerned with the assessment of the possibility of regeneration of central and peripheral neurological injuries resulting from neurodegenerative diseases, with somatic stem cells, as well as with the study of the structural and functional mechanisms of regeneration from injuries.
Behavioral neurology and neuropsychiatry This line of research will look at the neurobiology of psychiatric diseases and behavioral alterations in major neurological diseases.
Cognitive brain imaging This line of research will look at the development of new techniques for the analysis of neuroimaging and studies of neural bases of superior cognitive processes (for instance, language comprehension and acquisition, executive functions, spatial reasoning).
Neurotoxic activity of ureases and derived peptides This line of research will address the neurotoxic and pro-inflammatory activities of ureases of different organisms. It will also address the methodologies of study of neurotoxicity relying on the use of insects-models. As well as this, it will look at ureases as virulence factors for pathogenic microorganisms, especially bacteria Helicobacter pylori and Proteus mirabilis and Cryptococcu yeasts.
Neuroinflammation/Multiple Sclerosis/ neuromyelitis optica The inflammation resulting from neurological diseases may be primarily involved with the physiopathology of immunomediated diseases of the nervous system, such as multiple sclerosis, neuromyelitis optica, ADEM - acute demyelinating encephalomyelitis, Guillain-Barré syndrome, autoimmune encephalitis and some neurological complications resulting directly or indirectly from viral or bacterial infections (e.g. meningoencephalitis). In other diseases, the inflammation plays a major role, but less clear than it is in strokes and in degenerative diseases of the central nervous system. The deregulation in the immune system, be it either temporary or permanent, may lead to injuries in the brain, bone marrow and peripheral nerves that cause permanent neuronal damage with the risk of aftereffects and permanent incapacity. By relying on advanced methods in molecular biology associated with clinical and imaging assessment (magnetic resonance, nuclear medicine), we have conducted research that is intended to understand the intrinsic and extrinsic mechanisms that lead to an increase of pro-inflammatory substances such as cytokines, chemokines, the production of autoantibodies, complement system activation, proliferation / maturation of autoreactive lymphocytes T and B, microglial activation and the alteration of the blood-brain barrier. Besides, we have conducted research for the identification of specific biomarkers for each disease which may assist in the establishment of better diagnosis/prognosis and in experimental animal models for the study of physiopathology and innovative therapeutic interventions.
Epilepsy This line of research will cover clinical and electroencephalographic, pharmacological, neuroimaging and surgical studies in the realm of epilepsy. The direct involvement of São Lucas Hospital with the diagnosis, clinical treatment and epilepsy surgery opens interesting perspectives of investigation, seeking diagnostic refinement, new treatment options and the correlations of epileptic syndromes with structural alterations of the brain.
The central nervous system (CNS) formation stages can be considered a great concert with the regency of different signaling molecules that trigger a cascade of dependent and complementary processes until the formation of all CNS structures as well as their different functionalities. The human brain is a puzzle of more than 100 billion pieces that must be accurately directed to its unique and specific location. The studies of Molecurar Bases of Embryonic Neurogenesis presents a comprehensive view of understanding the CNS, from its embryonic formation to neurogenesis in the adult brain, guiding clinical and pathological situations related to cerebral malformations and new therapeutic alternatives for CNS recovery. The use of molecular techniques as next-generation sequencing (NGS), super arrays, relative expression, genotyping, etc., are used to describe signaling pathways, genesis of pathologies, and application of precision medicine for the treatment of various diseases. The cell reprogramming at the embryonic level through the generation of induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSC) helps to understand embryonic neurogenesis and screening of new drugs for the treatment of alterations during the formation of the central nervous system and its associated pathologies
Growth, Development, Diagnosis and Applied Therapies This line of research will focus on studies that support the diagnosis, planning and treatment of orthodontic and facial orthopedic cases.
Orthodontic Materials and Biocompatibility This line fosters comparative studies of biocompatible dental materials with emphasis on those that are interesting to the field of orthodontics, supported by resources available from the Schools of Biosciences, Chemistry, Pharmacy and the Toxicology Institute.
Asthma: epidemiology, genetics and the study of basic mechanisms Epidemiology of asthma in different populations.
Respiratory Failure Etiopathogenesis, epidemiology, diagnosis and management of high impact respiratory infections in the pediatric population.
Stem cells and neurodegenerative diseases To assess the possibility of recovery of central and peripheral neurological lesions resulting from neurodegenerative diseases with somatic stem cells, as well as to study the mechanisms of structural and functional recovery of lesions.
Diagnostic and Therapeutic Interventions in Newborn Infants It addresses interventions in neonatal respiratory diseases, infectious diseases and nutrition disorders.
Pediatric Clinical and Experimental Epilesy Study of epileptic syndromes that begin during childhood including etiology, pathophysiology, characterization of specific syndromes, complementary investigation, comorbidities, treatment (clinical and surgical) and evaluation / development of new antiepileptic drugs. The experimental approach uses an in vitro and in vivo model of electrophysiology and immunohistochemistry, as well as a model to verify the effects of early seizures in the developing CNS.
Clinical Epidemiology applied to child health issues Study the validity of signs, symptoms and screening and diagnostic tests; and epidemiological indicators of childhood diseases and disorders, such as incidence, prevalence and mortality, relating them to etiological and prognostic factors.
Prematurity: impact in lung development and immune response To address pulmonary growth and development, focusing on the direct and indirect effects of prematurity on the lung.
Epigenetic and Molecular Mechanisms of Developmental Stress To investigate epigenetic and molecular mechanisms related to neurocognitive and behavioral development after exposure to early stress.
Cystic Fibrosis: epidemiology, genetics and therapeutics Epidemiology, genetic diagnosis and therapy of childhood lung diseases.
Tumor Immunology To study tumor immunology
Functional evaluation and rehabilitation in chronic respiratory diseases Research in the area of ​​functional assessment and rehabilitation of patients with chronic diseases, such as cystic fibrosis and asthma. It focuses on aspects such as physical activity and physical inactivity, pulmonary function, musculoskeletal development, obesity and quality of life.
Behavioral and Developmental Neurology Study of ontogenesis and bioelectrogenesis of the Central Nervous System. It evaluates, through polysomnography, the physiological changes and gestational age dependent and the influence of neonatal neurological disorders in the process of organization of brain electrical activity. It evaluates the neurological follow-up of premature newborns, considering the effects of prematurity on neuropsychomotor development. It evaluates the follow-up of term neonates with congenital infectious pathologies and hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy. Includes study of sleep and its disorders through the evaluation of clinical and neurophysiological characteristics forming the basis for understanding sleep medicine in childhood.
Immune responses to respiratory viral infections To analyze immune response to viral respiratory infections.
Stress and development It studies the mechanisms and development of possible therapies to prevent and / or treat the effects of early life interventions and their repercussions on the organism's development. It uses experimental research resources to study stress, inflammation, respiratory diseases, systems development, physical activity and their relationships with the life-long effects of perinatal changes.
Evaluation of the impact of interventions in early stages of development on neurochemical mechanisms and reflexes on behavior in juvenile and adult phase using animal models.
Research on the role of inflammation and the immune system in neurological diseases. Investigation of genetic and environmental factors. Development of experimental models, research on biomarkers, neurodegenerative processes, cognitive assessment and neuroimaging (magnetic resonance imaging and nuclear medicine) in diseases such as multiple sclerosis, optic neuromyelitis, anti-MOG-associated disease, acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM) and autoimmune encephalitis.
The line is designed to study all aspects related to therapy, prognosis and humanization in Pediatric Intensive Care and Emergency Units. It also includes study of aspects that refer to the professionals and management processes involved within these units.
Adhesive systems Mechanical tests of the bond strength of adhesive systems applied on dental surfaces and dental materials such as composite resin, ceramics and fiberglass. In situ and in vivo studies for testing the adhesive systems.
Restorative technologies and techniques The objective is to develop studies in laser, finite elements, mechanical tests of restorative materials applied in cavity preparation and the investigation of the potential of new technologies that can be incorporated to these techniques.
Social Psychology and Health: Individuals, Groups and Institutions The research groups in this line of research aim to study and conduct research on the psychosocial dimensions of health, the group processes and organizations and the institutional relationship between subjects, groups and institutions aiming to shed light on the processes of health/sickness in different social contexts. The theoretical-methodological approaches are primarily based on Cognitive Social Psychology, Complex Social and Systemic Epidemiology.
Psychosocial Processes: Identities, Practices and Contexts The research groups in this line aim to produce investigation focused on studying the psychosocial processes, from a sociohistorical perspective. Issues related to contemporary identity markers that connect to time, space and imaginary are addressed. The focus of interest lies in the different possibilities of expression/meaning of culture in day-to-day life, associated with the creation of perspectives for comprehension and analysis.
Obesity and Metabolic Syndrome This line is concerned with research in the area of obesity and metabolic syndrome with consequences in co-morbidities involved or related to the aforementioned pathologies.
Epidemiological, Clinicopathological, Radiological and Molecular aspects of malignant neoplasms. This area of concentration is intended to describe patients who suffer from malignant neoplasms in their different clinical stages, as well as to assess their clinical outcome by looking at the clinical, histopathological, radiological and molecular variables. Studies in this area may be accountable for addressing some issues that are still controversial among the scientific community.
Videolaparoscopic Surgery This area of concentration is intended to assess the advantages of the procedures conducted using less invasive techniques.
Practice in Medical Research Software
COD Workload Description
63348-04 60 Knowing how to use computer tools is fundamental for conducting research in health. This course is intended to explore, in a practical way, important software for medical research. The focus will be on online resources, spreadsheets, graphic programs, statistical programs, word processors, and bibliographic reference management.
No offer for current semester
Concentration area Type Required
Biochemical and Molecular Pharmacology Master's Not required
Biochemical and Molecular Pharmacology Doctorate Not required
Biomedical Gerontology Master's Not required
Biomedical Gerontology Doctorate Not required
CTBMF Master's Not required
CTBMF Doctorate Not required
Cellular and Molecular Biology Master's Not required
Cellular and Molecular Biology Doctorate Not required
Clinical Psychology Master's Not required
Clinical Psychology Doctorate Not required
Clinical Stomatology Master's Not required
Clinical Stomatology Doctorate Not required
Dental Materials Master's Not required
Dental Materials Doctorate Not required
Dental Prosthetics Master's Not required
Dental Prosthetics Doctorate Not required
Endodontics Master's Not required
Endodontics Doctorate Not required
Human Cognition Master's Not required
Human Cognition Doctorate Not required
Medical Practice Master's Not required
Medical Practice Doctorate Not required
Nephrology Master's Not required
Nephrology Doctorate Not required
Neurosciences Master's Not required
Neurosciences Doctorate Not required
Orthodontics and Facial Orthopedics Master's Not required
Orthodontics and Facial Orthopedics Doctorate Not required
Pediatrics Master's Not required
Pediatrics Inter-institutional doctorate degree Not required
Pediatrics Doctorate Not required
Restorative Dentistry Master's Not required
Restorative Dentistry Doctorate Not required
Social Psychology Master's Not required
Social Psychology Doctorate Not required
Surgical Practice Master's Not required
Surgical Practice Doctorate Not required
Research line Description
Evaluation of mechanisms involved in inflammatory and nociceptive alterations This line of research is concerned with the evaluation of mechanisms involved in inflammatory and nociceptive alterations
Drug Development This line of research has been designed for the development of drugs against neglected tropical diseases (tuberculosis and malaria) and the development of drugs against chronic and degenerative diseases.
Evaluation of pharmacological targets in cancer treatment This line of research is concerned with the evaluation of pharmacological targets in cancer treatment and inflammation.
Analysis and evaluation of neurochemical and pharmacological mechanisms in neurological diseases Study of the neurochemical roots and pharmacological targets in neurological diseases.
Biological Aspects of Aging This line of research is intended for the study of basic biological characteristics that play a role in the process of aging at the molecular, cellular, biochemical, genetic and evolutionary levels, as well as their forms of interaction with environmental factors in animal models and human beings (in vitro and in vivo).
Clinical and Emotional Aspects of Aging This line is geared towards the clinical and epidemiological study of the elderly and aging. Some of the most commonly researched topics are: geriatric syndromes (cognitive impairment, postural instability, immobility, fecal incontinence, iatrogenesis, communication disorder), frailty syndrome, brain aging, mental health, osteomuscular aging, cardiometabolic risk factors and nutrition.
Social-cultural, Demographic and Bioethical Aspects of Aging This line is geared towards the study of social, cultural, economic, demographic and bioethical aspects involved in the process of aging.
Aging and Public Health This line of research is intended to study the conditions of life, health and health care received and provided to the elderly, including long-living patients. It is intended to assess primary and secondary health care services, to design of instruments for monitoring access, service routines and care provided to the elderly and long-living patients in the public health care network. Additionally, it will investigate the natural history of diseases and health conditions as well as health prevention and control, in view of the socio-demographic variables, health indicators, life styles, functional capacity, psycho-social competences and quality of life.
Diagnosis and applied therapies This line of research evaluates and compares complementary diagnostic methods applied to Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMS). It analyzes the results of drug therapy applied to OMS. It selects the medicinal and/or surgical therapies recommended for trauma or oral and maxillofacial pathologies.
Craniofacial growth, development and deformities This line of research focuses on studies that support the diagnosis and surgical treatment of craniofacial patients with congenital or acquired deformities.
Cell Structure and Metabolism To follow is a list of topics this line of research is concerned with: Characterization of plant growth-promoting rhizobacteria (PGPR) and their effects on the growth and modulation of plants' secondary metabolism. Investigation into the morphological and pathophysiological basis and treatment for several diseases, such as Parkinson's and Alzheimer's, vascular accidents, depression, PTSD, epilepsy and diabetes. Characterization of the cellular and molecular mechanisms involved in inflammation and sepsis and investigation into drugs with potential anti-inflammatory action.
Cellular and Molecular Immunology To follow is a list of topics this line of research is concerned with: Development of vaccines and immunotherapies for cancer. Study of the immunosuppressive mechanisms using heat shock proteins in autoimmune diseases and transplant rejection. Investigation of psycho-neuroendocrine determinants of premature aging and immune system in healthy elderly individuals, patients with rheumatoid arthritis and bipolar disorder. Investigation into the impacts of premature stress in cognitive functions and inflammatory markers in healthy adolescents, those with bipolar disorder, and crack and cocaine addicts.
Cellular and Molecular Characterization in Microbiology and Parasitology To follow is a list of topics this line of research is concerned with: Development of new diagnostic methods for Schistosoma mansoni and Angiostrongylus cantonensis. Identification of relevant molecules involved in the immunological recognition of the host and ectoparasites, such as Rhipicephalus microplus and others affecting cattle. Isolation, cloning and expression of cDNAs of molecules and analysis of their potential immunoprotective effect. Characterization of antimicrobial resistance, virulence and clonal relations of important human and animal pathogenic agents. Investigation of phenotypes of bacterial persistence involved in the tolerance to antimicrobial agents.
Genetics, Genomics and Bioinformatics To follow is a list of topics this line of research is concerned with: Analysis of molecular markers in complex human diseases and analysis of molecular markers for forensic purposes. Phylogeny and molecular evolution of mammals. Genetics, evolution, ecology and conservation of carnivores. Evolutionary genetics of hair color of felidae. Molecular identification of biodiversity. Evolutionary and environmental genomics.
Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology To follow is a list of topics this line of research is concerned with: Animal models (zebra fish and rodents) intended to investigate the biological bases of neuropsychiatric diseases, neurodevelopment, neurotoxicology, neuropharmacology, learning and memory. In humans: aging and neurodegeneration, cognitive impairment and its association with hormone and neurotrophin levels.
Molecular Biology in the Drug/Target Interaction To follow is a list of topics this line of research is concerned with: Control and treatment of tuberculosis (drug-resistant tuberculosis) Identification of lead compounds based on defined targets, rational development of vaccines, development and validation on new diagnostic methods of multi-drug-resistant tuberculosis and new emerging genotypes. Additionally, students will make use of computer simulations in order to analyze the protein-ligand interactions. As well as this, it will address the structural study of target proteins, analysis of protein-ligand interactions and the development of bioinformatics tools. Lastly, it will focus on a description of mechanisms involved in pain, inflammation and cancer.
Theories, Techniques and Interventions in Clinical Psychology The line of research Theories, Techniques and Intervention in Clinical Psychology relies on six research groups that investigate, throughout the life cycle, psychological assessment and treatment processes as well as the development and adaptation of instruments for psychological assessment. Quantitative, qualitative and mixed designs are applied and psychoanalytical or cognitive-behavioral theories are used as theoretical background.
Stomatology diagnostic methods It aims to study the diseases of the oral and maxillofacial region and their consequences through different diagnostic methods that are applicable to them, as well as the provision of deeper insights and acquisition of new methods for clinical, laboratory and imaging diagnosis.
Oral and maxillofacial diseases ¿ clinical, immunological and anatomo-pathological studies The goal is to study, through clinical and laboratory trials, the etiopathogenesis of diseases that affect the oral cavity, as well as their consequences.
Craniomandibular Disorders This line of research studies the alterations caused by occlusal disorders directly on the temporomandibular joints, and assesses, along with signs and symptoms, the most adequate means for their resolution.
Dentistry Techniques and Devices This line of research studies the different techniques and devices, fixed and removable, according to clinical situation
Etiopathogenesis and treatment of periodontal and periapical diseases To better understand the modulatory processes involved in the onset and progression of inflammatory alterations involved in pulpal, periapical and periodontal lesions, correlating them with systemic outcomes.
Applied and Basic Cognitive Processes Esta línea de investigación se dedica al estudio básico y aplicado de la cognición humana. La principal teoría de apoyo es la Psicología Cognitiva amparada por los presupuestos del método experimental.
Psychobiology, Neuropsychology and Behavior This line of research focuses on studying the relationship between the psychobiological and neurocognitive mechanisms related to behavior.
Extra-renal dialysis and transplatation This line of research is intended for the study of different modalities of renal replacement therapies, with emphasis on organ transplantation, especially when it comes to immunology of transplants.
Clinical nephrology and arterial hypertension This line of research will address topics related to several aspects of clinical nephrology, renal function, arterial hypertension, renal and metabolic diseases.
Molecular Biology, immunology and stem cell This line of research is concerned with the study of molecular alterations in tumors, mainly those affecting the digestive and respiratory systems, through PCR techniques in real time, immunohistochemistry, flow cytometry and cell cultivation. It will also look at Cell Therapy and Tissue Engineering.
Cardiology/Risk Factors and genetics factors in cardiovascular diseases This line of research is concerned with assessing risk factors for cardiovascular surgeries using markers; traditional risk factors (dyslipidemias, arterial hypertension, diabetes, smoke addiction) and potential emerging ones (apolipoprotein B,small and dense LDL cholesterol) in coronary heart diseases.
Cardiology/Cellular therapy This line of research is intended to assess the efficiency and safety of autologous implants of bone marrow stem cells in patients suffering from dilated cardiomyopathy and in patients suffering from acute myocardial infarction.
Cellular metabolism and membrane transport in renal and metabolic diseases (or disease states) This line of research is designed for the study of physiopathogenic mechanisms of several renal and metabolic diseases.
Training and Faculty Development in Health
Respiratory Diseases / Smoking and smoking-related diseases This line of research will address the determining factors of success/failure in smoking cessation; it will assess the role of genetics in the experimentation, maintenance and cessation of smoking; it will test the efficacy of different therapies.
Study abdomen adult and elderly healthy and sick with new technologies in Diagnostic Imaging First of all, this line of research is intended to introduce students to different abdominal organs in advanced imaging modalities, such as magnetic resonance and positron emission tomography. It is intended to study the normal anatomy of these organs and tissues and their anatomic variations, thus allowing for a comparison between healthy and unhealthy individuals. With this, we intent to provide deeper insights into the abdomen's normal anatomy and its anatomic variation through new imaging technologies. Additionally, this line of research will determine the diagnostic imaging accuracy of gastrointestinal tract and urinary system diseases. We are intent on reaching an earlier and more precise diagnosis of the diseases of adult and elderly patients, thus increasing their survival. It has been designed to produce researchers and professors who want to work within this line of research responsible for studying the most common diseases in our population.
Clinical Epidemiology This area of concentration is intended to develop research in clinical epidemiology focusing on its methodological and clinical aspects. This line of research intends to encourage the development of research projects that contribute to the progress in identification, intervention and promotion of determinants of the health-disease process in human population.
Functional and Molecular Image of the Body Functional imaging is the state-of-the-art in diagnostic imaging. Magnetic Resonance made a giant leap in that direction through the employment of ultra-rapid acquisition techniques, which have enabled the measurement of variations in oxygen consumption levels arising from the BOLD effect and an estimation of the cellularity of tissues through the diffusion technique. PET has enabled Nuclear Medicine to measure the level of consumption of glucose in the tissue, by making use of ionizing radiation. It is largely employed in the investigation of tumors and metastasis, which have naturally increased the consumption of glucose due to a larger metabolic level. More recently, the Dynamic PET has enabled the assessment of the consumption of glucose over time and the measurement of the most active regions more precisely.
Epidemiology and Environmental Health This course is intended to encourage the development of research into the area of epidemiology and environmental health with an eye to the methodological and clinical aspects. This line of research seeks to encourage the development of research projects that contribute to the advancement of the identification, intervention and promotion of the determinants of the health-disease process in human population.
Technological Innovations in the Health Area Curently, we are seeing worldwide the fast development of technologies, proceedings and medicines focus at the most effective treatment of diseases and the restoration of health. This accelerated step with which medical knowledge progresses makes it necessary to create a new mentality in medical training, stimulating curiosity, the active search for knowledge and constant updating. The number and complexity of the scientific processes that lead to this evolution are also worthy of attention, both due to the need for training to understand them, as well as the work opportunity they represent for doctors in general.
Neurology/ stem cells This line of research is concerned with the assessment of the possibility of regeneration of central and peripheral neurological injuries resulting from neurodegenerative diseases, with somatic stem cells, as well as with the study of the structural and functional mechanisms of regeneration from injuries.
Behavioral neurology and neuropsychiatry This line of research will look at the neurobiology of psychiatric diseases and behavioral alterations in major neurological diseases.
Cognitive brain imaging This line of research will look at the development of new techniques for the analysis of neuroimaging and studies of neural bases of superior cognitive processes (for instance, language comprehension and acquisition, executive functions, spatial reasoning).
Neurotoxic activity of ureases and derived peptides This line of research will address the neurotoxic and pro-inflammatory activities of ureases of different organisms. It will also address the methodologies of study of neurotoxicity relying on the use of insects-models. As well as this, it will look at ureases as virulence factors for pathogenic microorganisms, especially bacteria Helicobacter pylori and Proteus mirabilis and Cryptococcu yeasts.
Neuroinflammation/Multiple Sclerosis/ neuromyelitis optica The inflammation resulting from neurological diseases may be primarily involved with the physiopathology of immunomediated diseases of the nervous system, such as multiple sclerosis, neuromyelitis optica, ADEM - acute demyelinating encephalomyelitis, Guillain-Barré syndrome, autoimmune encephalitis and some neurological complications resulting directly or indirectly from viral or bacterial infections (e.g. meningoencephalitis). In other diseases, the inflammation plays a major role, but less clear than it is in strokes and in degenerative diseases of the central nervous system. The deregulation in the immune system, be it either temporary or permanent, may lead to injuries in the brain, bone marrow and peripheral nerves that cause permanent neuronal damage with the risk of aftereffects and permanent incapacity. By relying on advanced methods in molecular biology associated with clinical and imaging assessment (magnetic resonance, nuclear medicine), we have conducted research that is intended to understand the intrinsic and extrinsic mechanisms that lead to an increase of pro-inflammatory substances such as cytokines, chemokines, the production of autoantibodies, complement system activation, proliferation / maturation of autoreactive lymphocytes T and B, microglial activation and the alteration of the blood-brain barrier. Besides, we have conducted research for the identification of specific biomarkers for each disease which may assist in the establishment of better diagnosis/prognosis and in experimental animal models for the study of physiopathology and innovative therapeutic interventions.
Epilepsy This line of research will cover clinical and electroencephalographic, pharmacological, neuroimaging and surgical studies in the realm of epilepsy. The direct involvement of São Lucas Hospital with the diagnosis, clinical treatment and epilepsy surgery opens interesting perspectives of investigation, seeking diagnostic refinement, new treatment options and the correlations of epileptic syndromes with structural alterations of the brain.
The central nervous system (CNS) formation stages can be considered a great concert with the regency of different signaling molecules that trigger a cascade of dependent and complementary processes until the formation of all CNS structures as well as their different functionalities. The human brain is a puzzle of more than 100 billion pieces that must be accurately directed to its unique and specific location. The studies of Molecurar Bases of Embryonic Neurogenesis presents a comprehensive view of understanding the CNS, from its embryonic formation to neurogenesis in the adult brain, guiding clinical and pathological situations related to cerebral malformations and new therapeutic alternatives for CNS recovery. The use of molecular techniques as next-generation sequencing (NGS), super arrays, relative expression, genotyping, etc., are used to describe signaling pathways, genesis of pathologies, and application of precision medicine for the treatment of various diseases. The cell reprogramming at the embryonic level through the generation of induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSC) helps to understand embryonic neurogenesis and screening of new drugs for the treatment of alterations during the formation of the central nervous system and its associated pathologies
Growth, Development, Diagnosis and Applied Therapies This line of research will focus on studies that support the diagnosis, planning and treatment of orthodontic and facial orthopedic cases.
Orthodontic Materials and Biocompatibility This line fosters comparative studies of biocompatible dental materials with emphasis on those that are interesting to the field of orthodontics, supported by resources available from the Schools of Biosciences, Chemistry, Pharmacy and the Toxicology Institute.
Asthma: epidemiology, genetics and the study of basic mechanisms Epidemiology of asthma in different populations.
Respiratory Failure Etiopathogenesis, epidemiology, diagnosis and management of high impact respiratory infections in the pediatric population.
Stem cells and neurodegenerative diseases To assess the possibility of recovery of central and peripheral neurological lesions resulting from neurodegenerative diseases with somatic stem cells, as well as to study the mechanisms of structural and functional recovery of lesions.
Diagnostic and Therapeutic Interventions in Newborn Infants It addresses interventions in neonatal respiratory diseases, infectious diseases and nutrition disorders.
Pediatric Clinical and Experimental Epilesy Study of epileptic syndromes that begin during childhood including etiology, pathophysiology, characterization of specific syndromes, complementary investigation, comorbidities, treatment (clinical and surgical) and evaluation / development of new antiepileptic drugs. The experimental approach uses an in vitro and in vivo model of electrophysiology and immunohistochemistry, as well as a model to verify the effects of early seizures in the developing CNS.
Clinical Epidemiology applied to child health issues Study the validity of signs, symptoms and screening and diagnostic tests; and epidemiological indicators of childhood diseases and disorders, such as incidence, prevalence and mortality, relating them to etiological and prognostic factors.
Prematurity: impact in lung development and immune response To address pulmonary growth and development, focusing on the direct and indirect effects of prematurity on the lung.
Epigenetic and Molecular Mechanisms of Developmental Stress To investigate epigenetic and molecular mechanisms related to neurocognitive and behavioral development after exposure to early stress.
Cystic Fibrosis: epidemiology, genetics and therapeutics Epidemiology, genetic diagnosis and therapy of childhood lung diseases.
Tumor Immunology To study tumor immunology
Functional evaluation and rehabilitation in chronic respiratory diseases Research in the area of ​​functional assessment and rehabilitation of patients with chronic diseases, such as cystic fibrosis and asthma. It focuses on aspects such as physical activity and physical inactivity, pulmonary function, musculoskeletal development, obesity and quality of life.
Behavioral and Developmental Neurology Study of ontogenesis and bioelectrogenesis of the Central Nervous System. It evaluates, through polysomnography, the physiological changes and gestational age dependent and the influence of neonatal neurological disorders in the process of organization of brain electrical activity. It evaluates the neurological follow-up of premature newborns, considering the effects of prematurity on neuropsychomotor development. It evaluates the follow-up of term neonates with congenital infectious pathologies and hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy. Includes study of sleep and its disorders through the evaluation of clinical and neurophysiological characteristics forming the basis for understanding sleep medicine in childhood.
Immune responses to respiratory viral infections To analyze immune response to viral respiratory infections.
Stress and development It studies the mechanisms and development of possible therapies to prevent and / or treat the effects of early life interventions and their repercussions on the organism's development. It uses experimental research resources to study stress, inflammation, respiratory diseases, systems development, physical activity and their relationships with the life-long effects of perinatal changes.
Evaluation of the impact of interventions in early stages of development on neurochemical mechanisms and reflexes on behavior in juvenile and adult phase using animal models.
Research on the role of inflammation and the immune system in neurological diseases. Investigation of genetic and environmental factors. Development of experimental models, research on biomarkers, neurodegenerative processes, cognitive assessment and neuroimaging (magnetic resonance imaging and nuclear medicine) in diseases such as multiple sclerosis, optic neuromyelitis, anti-MOG-associated disease, acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM) and autoimmune encephalitis.
The line is designed to study all aspects related to therapy, prognosis and humanization in Pediatric Intensive Care and Emergency Units. It also includes study of aspects that refer to the professionals and management processes involved within these units.
Adhesive systems Mechanical tests of the bond strength of adhesive systems applied on dental surfaces and dental materials such as composite resin, ceramics and fiberglass. In situ and in vivo studies for testing the adhesive systems.
Restorative technologies and techniques The objective is to develop studies in laser, finite elements, mechanical tests of restorative materials applied in cavity preparation and the investigation of the potential of new technologies that can be incorporated to these techniques.
Social Psychology and Health: Individuals, Groups and Institutions The research groups in this line of research aim to study and conduct research on the psychosocial dimensions of health, the group processes and organizations and the institutional relationship between subjects, groups and institutions aiming to shed light on the processes of health/sickness in different social contexts. The theoretical-methodological approaches are primarily based on Cognitive Social Psychology, Complex Social and Systemic Epidemiology.
Psychosocial Processes: Identities, Practices and Contexts The research groups in this line aim to produce investigation focused on studying the psychosocial processes, from a sociohistorical perspective. Issues related to contemporary identity markers that connect to time, space and imaginary are addressed. The focus of interest lies in the different possibilities of expression/meaning of culture in day-to-day life, associated with the creation of perspectives for comprehension and analysis.
Obesity and Metabolic Syndrome This line is concerned with research in the area of obesity and metabolic syndrome with consequences in co-morbidities involved or related to the aforementioned pathologies.
Epidemiological, Clinicopathological, Radiological and Molecular aspects of malignant neoplasms. This area of concentration is intended to describe patients who suffer from malignant neoplasms in their different clinical stages, as well as to assess their clinical outcome by looking at the clinical, histopathological, radiological and molecular variables. Studies in this area may be accountable for addressing some issues that are still controversial among the scientific community.
Videolaparoscopic Surgery This area of concentration is intended to assess the advantages of the procedures conducted using less invasive techniques.
Principles of Molecular Biology
COD Workload Description
63416-02 30 This course is intended to introduce students to the main theoretical and practical concepts of the area of molecular biology, applied to the health area, focusing on the main current scientific topics of molecular biology therapies.
No offer for current semester
Concentration area Type Required
Biochemical and Molecular Pharmacology Master's Not required
Biochemical and Molecular Pharmacology Doctorate Not required
Biomedical Gerontology Master's Not required
Biomedical Gerontology Doctorate Not required
CTBMF Master's Not required
CTBMF Doctorate Not required
Cellular and Molecular Biology Master's Not required
Clinical Psychology Master's Not required
Clinical Psychology Doctorate Not required
Clinical Stomatology Master's Not required
Clinical Stomatology Doctorate Not required
Dental Materials Master's Not required
Dental Materials Doctorate Not required
Dental Prosthetics Master's Not required
Dental Prosthetics Doctorate Not required
Endodontics Master's Not required
Endodontics Doctorate Not required
Human Cognition Master's Not required
Human Cognition Doctorate Not required
Medical Practice Master's Not required
Medical Practice Doctorate Not required
Nephrology Master's Not required
Nephrology Doctorate Not required
Neurosciences Master's Not required
Neurosciences Doctorate Not required
Orthodontics and Facial Orthopedics Master's Not required
Orthodontics and Facial Orthopedics Doctorate Not required
Pediatrics Master's Not required
Pediatrics Doctorate Not required
Restorative Dentistry Master's Not required
Restorative Dentistry Doctorate Not required
Social Psychology Master's Not required
Social Psychology Doctorate Not required
Surgical Practice Master's Not required
Surgical Practice Doctorate Not required
Research line Description
Evaluation of mechanisms involved in inflammatory and nociceptive alterations This line of research is concerned with the evaluation of mechanisms involved in inflammatory and nociceptive alterations
Drug Development This line of research has been designed for the development of drugs against neglected tropical diseases (tuberculosis and malaria) and the development of drugs against chronic and degenerative diseases.
Evaluation of pharmacological targets in cancer treatment This line of research is concerned with the evaluation of pharmacological targets in cancer treatment and inflammation.
Analysis and evaluation of neurochemical and pharmacological mechanisms in neurological diseases Study of the neurochemical roots and pharmacological targets in neurological diseases.
Biological Aspects of Aging This line of research is intended for the study of basic biological characteristics that play a role in the process of aging at the molecular, cellular, biochemical, genetic and evolutionary levels, as well as their forms of interaction with environmental factors in animal models and human beings (in vitro and in vivo).
Clinical and Emotional Aspects of Aging This line is geared towards the clinical and epidemiological study of the elderly and aging. Some of the most commonly researched topics are: geriatric syndromes (cognitive impairment, postural instability, immobility, fecal incontinence, iatrogenesis, communication disorder), frailty syndrome, brain aging, mental health, osteomuscular aging, cardiometabolic risk factors and nutrition.
Social-cultural, Demographic and Bioethical Aspects of Aging This line is geared towards the study of social, cultural, economic, demographic and bioethical aspects involved in the process of aging.
Aging and Public Health This line of research is intended to study the conditions of life, health and health care received and provided to the elderly, including long-living patients. It is intended to assess primary and secondary health care services, to design of instruments for monitoring access, service routines and care provided to the elderly and long-living patients in the public health care network. Additionally, it will investigate the natural history of diseases and health conditions as well as health prevention and control, in view of the socio-demographic variables, health indicators, life styles, functional capacity, psycho-social competences and quality of life.
Diagnosis and applied therapies This line of research evaluates and compares complementary diagnostic methods applied to Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMS). It analyzes the results of drug therapy applied to OMS. It selects the medicinal and/or surgical therapies recommended for trauma or oral and maxillofacial pathologies.
Craniofacial growth, development and deformities This line of research focuses on studies that support the diagnosis and surgical treatment of craniofacial patients with congenital or acquired deformities.
Cell Structure and Metabolism To follow is a list of topics this line of research is concerned with: Characterization of plant growth-promoting rhizobacteria (PGPR) and their effects on the growth and modulation of plants' secondary metabolism. Investigation into the morphological and pathophysiological basis and treatment for several diseases, such as Parkinson's and Alzheimer's, vascular accidents, depression, PTSD, epilepsy and diabetes. Characterization of the cellular and molecular mechanisms involved in inflammation and sepsis and investigation into drugs with potential anti-inflammatory action.
Cellular and Molecular Immunology To follow is a list of topics this line of research is concerned with: Development of vaccines and immunotherapies for cancer. Study of the immunosuppressive mechanisms using heat shock proteins in autoimmune diseases and transplant rejection. Investigation of psycho-neuroendocrine determinants of premature aging and immune system in healthy elderly individuals, patients with rheumatoid arthritis and bipolar disorder. Investigation into the impacts of premature stress in cognitive functions and inflammatory markers in healthy adolescents, those with bipolar disorder, and crack and cocaine addicts.
Cellular and Molecular Characterization in Microbiology and Parasitology To follow is a list of topics this line of research is concerned with: Development of new diagnostic methods for Schistosoma mansoni and Angiostrongylus cantonensis. Identification of relevant molecules involved in the immunological recognition of the host and ectoparasites, such as Rhipicephalus microplus and others affecting cattle. Isolation, cloning and expression of cDNAs of molecules and analysis of their potential immunoprotective effect. Characterization of antimicrobial resistance, virulence and clonal relations of important human and animal pathogenic agents. Investigation of phenotypes of bacterial persistence involved in the tolerance to antimicrobial agents.
Genetics, Genomics and Bioinformatics To follow is a list of topics this line of research is concerned with: Analysis of molecular markers in complex human diseases and analysis of molecular markers for forensic purposes. Phylogeny and molecular evolution of mammals. Genetics, evolution, ecology and conservation of carnivores. Evolutionary genetics of hair color of felidae. Molecular identification of biodiversity. Evolutionary and environmental genomics.
Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology To follow is a list of topics this line of research is concerned with: Animal models (zebra fish and rodents) intended to investigate the biological bases of neuropsychiatric diseases, neurodevelopment, neurotoxicology, neuropharmacology, learning and memory. In humans: aging and neurodegeneration, cognitive impairment and its association with hormone and neurotrophin levels.
Molecular Biology in the Drug/Target Interaction To follow is a list of topics this line of research is concerned with: Control and treatment of tuberculosis (drug-resistant tuberculosis) Identification of lead compounds based on defined targets, rational development of vaccines, development and validation on new diagnostic methods of multi-drug-resistant tuberculosis and new emerging genotypes. Additionally, students will make use of computer simulations in order to analyze the protein-ligand interactions. As well as this, it will address the structural study of target proteins, analysis of protein-ligand interactions and the development of bioinformatics tools. Lastly, it will focus on a description of mechanisms involved in pain, inflammation and cancer.
Theories, Techniques and Interventions in Clinical Psychology The line of research Theories, Techniques and Intervention in Clinical Psychology relies on six research groups that investigate, throughout the life cycle, psychological assessment and treatment processes as well as the development and adaptation of instruments for psychological assessment. Quantitative, qualitative and mixed designs are applied and psychoanalytical or cognitive-behavioral theories are used as theoretical background.
Stomatology diagnostic methods It aims to study the diseases of the oral and maxillofacial region and their consequences through different diagnostic methods that are applicable to them, as well as the provision of deeper insights and acquisition of new methods for clinical, laboratory and imaging diagnosis.
Oral and maxillofacial diseases ¿ clinical, immunological and anatomo-pathological studies The goal is to study, through clinical and laboratory trials, the etiopathogenesis of diseases that affect the oral cavity, as well as their consequences.
Craniomandibular Disorders This line of research studies the alterations caused by occlusal disorders directly on the temporomandibular joints, and assesses, along with signs and symptoms, the most adequate means for their resolution.
Dentistry Techniques and Devices This line of research studies the different techniques and devices, fixed and removable, according to clinical situation
Etiopathogenesis and treatment of periodontal and periapical diseases To better understand the modulatory processes involved in the onset and progression of inflammatory alterations involved in pulpal, periapical and periodontal lesions, correlating them with systemic outcomes.
Applied and Basic Cognitive Processes Esta línea de investigación se dedica al estudio básico y aplicado de la cognición humana. La principal teoría de apoyo es la Psicología Cognitiva amparada por los presupuestos del método experimental.
Psychobiology, Neuropsychology and Behavior This line of research focuses on studying the relationship between the psychobiological and neurocognitive mechanisms related to behavior.
Extra-renal dialysis and transplatation This line of research is intended for the study of different modalities of renal replacement therapies, with emphasis on organ transplantation, especially when it comes to immunology of transplants.
Clinical nephrology and arterial hypertension This line of research will address topics related to several aspects of clinical nephrology, renal function, arterial hypertension, renal and metabolic diseases.
Molecular Biology, immunology and stem cell This line of research is concerned with the study of molecular alterations in tumors, mainly those affecting the digestive and respiratory systems, through PCR techniques in real time, immunohistochemistry, flow cytometry and cell cultivation. It will also look at Cell Therapy and Tissue Engineering.
Cardiology/Risk Factors and genetics factors in cardiovascular diseases This line of research is concerned with assessing risk factors for cardiovascular surgeries using markers; traditional risk factors (dyslipidemias, arterial hypertension, diabetes, smoke addiction) and potential emerging ones (apolipoprotein B,small and dense LDL cholesterol) in coronary heart diseases.
Cardiology/Cellular therapy This line of research is intended to assess the efficiency and safety of autologous implants of bone marrow stem cells in patients suffering from dilated cardiomyopathy and in patients suffering from acute myocardial infarction.
Cellular metabolism and membrane transport in renal and metabolic diseases (or disease states) This line of research is designed for the study of physiopathogenic mechanisms of several renal and metabolic diseases.
Training and Faculty Development in Health
Respiratory Diseases / Smoking and smoking-related diseases This line of research will address the determining factors of success/failure in smoking cessation; it will assess the role of genetics in the experimentation, maintenance and cessation of smoking; it will test the efficacy of different therapies.
Study abdomen adult and elderly healthy and sick with new technologies in Diagnostic Imaging First of all, this line of research is intended to introduce students to different abdominal organs in advanced imaging modalities, such as magnetic resonance and positron emission tomography. It is intended to study the normal anatomy of these organs and tissues and their anatomic variations, thus allowing for a comparison between healthy and unhealthy individuals. With this, we intent to provide deeper insights into the abdomen's normal anatomy and its anatomic variation through new imaging technologies. Additionally, this line of research will determine the diagnostic imaging accuracy of gastrointestinal tract and urinary system diseases. We are intent on reaching an earlier and more precise diagnosis of the diseases of adult and elderly patients, thus increasing their survival. It has been designed to produce researchers and professors who want to work within this line of research responsible for studying the most common diseases in our population.
Clinical Epidemiology This area of concentration is intended to develop research in clinical epidemiology focusing on its methodological and clinical aspects. This line of research intends to encourage the development of research projects that contribute to the progress in identification, intervention and promotion of determinants of the health-disease process in human population.
Functional and Molecular Image of the Body Functional imaging is the state-of-the-art in diagnostic imaging. Magnetic Resonance made a giant leap in that direction through the employment of ultra-rapid acquisition techniques, which have enabled the measurement of variations in oxygen consumption levels arising from the BOLD effect and an estimation of the cellularity of tissues through the diffusion technique. PET has enabled Nuclear Medicine to measure the level of consumption of glucose in the tissue, by making use of ionizing radiation. It is largely employed in the investigation of tumors and metastasis, which have naturally increased the consumption of glucose due to a larger metabolic level. More recently, the Dynamic PET has enabled the assessment of the consumption of glucose over time and the measurement of the most active regions more precisely.
Epidemiology and Environmental Health This course is intended to encourage the development of research into the area of epidemiology and environmental health with an eye to the methodological and clinical aspects. This line of research seeks to encourage the development of research projects that contribute to the advancement of the identification, intervention and promotion of the determinants of the health-disease process in human population.
Technological Innovations in the Health Area Curently, we are seeing worldwide the fast development of technologies, proceedings and medicines focus at the most effective treatment of diseases and the restoration of health. This accelerated step with which medical knowledge progresses makes it necessary to create a new mentality in medical training, stimulating curiosity, the active search for knowledge and constant updating. The number and complexity of the scientific processes that lead to this evolution are also worthy of attention, both due to the need for training to understand them, as well as the work opportunity they represent for doctors in general.
Neurology/ stem cells This line of research is concerned with the assessment of the possibility of regeneration of central and peripheral neurological injuries resulting from neurodegenerative diseases, with somatic stem cells, as well as with the study of the structural and functional mechanisms of regeneration from injuries.
Behavioral neurology and neuropsychiatry This line of research will look at the neurobiology of psychiatric diseases and behavioral alterations in major neurological diseases.
Cognitive brain imaging This line of research will look at the development of new techniques for the analysis of neuroimaging and studies of neural bases of superior cognitive processes (for instance, language comprehension and acquisition, executive functions, spatial reasoning).
Neurotoxic activity of ureases and derived peptides This line of research will address the neurotoxic and pro-inflammatory activities of ureases of different organisms. It will also address the methodologies of study of neurotoxicity relying on the use of insects-models. As well as this, it will look at ureases as virulence factors for pathogenic microorganisms, especially bacteria Helicobacter pylori and Proteus mirabilis and Cryptococcu yeasts.
Neuroinflammation/Multiple Sclerosis/ neuromyelitis optica The inflammation resulting from neurological diseases may be primarily involved with the physiopathology of immunomediated diseases of the nervous system, such as multiple sclerosis, neuromyelitis optica, ADEM - acute demyelinating encephalomyelitis, Guillain-Barré syndrome, autoimmune encephalitis and some neurological complications resulting directly or indirectly from viral or bacterial infections (e.g. meningoencephalitis). In other diseases, the inflammation plays a major role, but less clear than it is in strokes and in degenerative diseases of the central nervous system. The deregulation in the immune system, be it either temporary or permanent, may lead to injuries in the brain, bone marrow and peripheral nerves that cause permanent neuronal damage with the risk of aftereffects and permanent incapacity. By relying on advanced methods in molecular biology associated with clinical and imaging assessment (magnetic resonance, nuclear medicine), we have conducted research that is intended to understand the intrinsic and extrinsic mechanisms that lead to an increase of pro-inflammatory substances such as cytokines, chemokines, the production of autoantibodies, complement system activation, proliferation / maturation of autoreactive lymphocytes T and B, microglial activation and the alteration of the blood-brain barrier. Besides, we have conducted research for the identification of specific biomarkers for each disease which may assist in the establishment of better diagnosis/prognosis and in experimental animal models for the study of physiopathology and innovative therapeutic interventions.
Epilepsy This line of research will cover clinical and electroencephalographic, pharmacological, neuroimaging and surgical studies in the realm of epilepsy. The direct involvement of São Lucas Hospital with the diagnosis, clinical treatment and epilepsy surgery opens interesting perspectives of investigation, seeking diagnostic refinement, new treatment options and the correlations of epileptic syndromes with structural alterations of the brain.
The central nervous system (CNS) formation stages can be considered a great concert with the regency of different signaling molecules that trigger a cascade of dependent and complementary processes until the formation of all CNS structures as well as their different functionalities. The human brain is a puzzle of more than 100 billion pieces that must be accurately directed to its unique and specific location. The studies of Molecurar Bases of Embryonic Neurogenesis presents a comprehensive view of understanding the CNS, from its embryonic formation to neurogenesis in the adult brain, guiding clinical and pathological situations related to cerebral malformations and new therapeutic alternatives for CNS recovery. The use of molecular techniques as next-generation sequencing (NGS), super arrays, relative expression, genotyping, etc., are used to describe signaling pathways, genesis of pathologies, and application of precision medicine for the treatment of various diseases. The cell reprogramming at the embryonic level through the generation of induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSC) helps to understand embryonic neurogenesis and screening of new drugs for the treatment of alterations during the formation of the central nervous system and its associated pathologies
Growth, Development, Diagnosis and Applied Therapies This line of research will focus on studies that support the diagnosis, planning and treatment of orthodontic and facial orthopedic cases.
Orthodontic Materials and Biocompatibility This line fosters comparative studies of biocompatible dental materials with emphasis on those that are interesting to the field of orthodontics, supported by resources available from the Schools of Biosciences, Chemistry, Pharmacy and the Toxicology Institute.
Asthma: epidemiology, genetics and the study of basic mechanisms Epidemiology of asthma in different populations.
Respiratory Failure Etiopathogenesis, epidemiology, diagnosis and management of high impact respiratory infections in the pediatric population.
Stem cells and neurodegenerative diseases To assess the possibility of recovery of central and peripheral neurological lesions resulting from neurodegenerative diseases with somatic stem cells, as well as to study the mechanisms of structural and functional recovery of lesions.
Diagnostic and Therapeutic Interventions in Newborn Infants It addresses interventions in neonatal respiratory diseases, infectious diseases and nutrition disorders.
Pediatric Clinical and Experimental Epilesy Study of epileptic syndromes that begin during childhood including etiology, pathophysiology, characterization of specific syndromes, complementary investigation, comorbidities, treatment (clinical and surgical) and evaluation / development of new antiepileptic drugs. The experimental approach uses an in vitro and in vivo model of electrophysiology and immunohistochemistry, as well as a model to verify the effects of early seizures in the developing CNS.
Clinical Epidemiology applied to child health issues Study the validity of signs, symptoms and screening and diagnostic tests; and epidemiological indicators of childhood diseases and disorders, such as incidence, prevalence and mortality, relating them to etiological and prognostic factors.
Prematurity: impact in lung development and immune response To address pulmonary growth and development, focusing on the direct and indirect effects of prematurity on the lung.
Epigenetic and Molecular Mechanisms of Developmental Stress To investigate epigenetic and molecular mechanisms related to neurocognitive and behavioral development after exposure to early stress.
Cystic Fibrosis: epidemiology, genetics and therapeutics Epidemiology, genetic diagnosis and therapy of childhood lung diseases.
Tumor Immunology To study tumor immunology
Functional evaluation and rehabilitation in chronic respiratory diseases Research in the area of ​​functional assessment and rehabilitation of patients with chronic diseases, such as cystic fibrosis and asthma. It focuses on aspects such as physical activity and physical inactivity, pulmonary function, musculoskeletal development, obesity and quality of life.
Behavioral and Developmental Neurology Study of ontogenesis and bioelectrogenesis of the Central Nervous System. It evaluates, through polysomnography, the physiological changes and gestational age dependent and the influence of neonatal neurological disorders in the process of organization of brain electrical activity. It evaluates the neurological follow-up of premature newborns, considering the effects of prematurity on neuropsychomotor development. It evaluates the follow-up of term neonates with congenital infectious pathologies and hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy. Includes study of sleep and its disorders through the evaluation of clinical and neurophysiological characteristics forming the basis for understanding sleep medicine in childhood.
Immune responses to respiratory viral infections To analyze immune response to viral respiratory infections.
Stress and development It studies the mechanisms and development of possible therapies to prevent and / or treat the effects of early life interventions and their repercussions on the organism's development. It uses experimental research resources to study stress, inflammation, respiratory diseases, systems development, physical activity and their relationships with the life-long effects of perinatal changes.
Evaluation of the impact of interventions in early stages of development on neurochemical mechanisms and reflexes on behavior in juvenile and adult phase using animal models.
Research on the role of inflammation and the immune system in neurological diseases. Investigation of genetic and environmental factors. Development of experimental models, research on biomarkers, neurodegenerative processes, cognitive assessment and neuroimaging (magnetic resonance imaging and nuclear medicine) in diseases such as multiple sclerosis, optic neuromyelitis, anti-MOG-associated disease, acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM) and autoimmune encephalitis.
The line is designed to study all aspects related to therapy, prognosis and humanization in Pediatric Intensive Care and Emergency Units. It also includes study of aspects that refer to the professionals and management processes involved within these units.
Adhesive systems Mechanical tests of the bond strength of adhesive systems applied on dental surfaces and dental materials such as composite resin, ceramics and fiberglass. In situ and in vivo studies for testing the adhesive systems.
Restorative technologies and techniques The objective is to develop studies in laser, finite elements, mechanical tests of restorative materials applied in cavity preparation and the investigation of the potential of new technologies that can be incorporated to these techniques.
Social Psychology and Health: Individuals, Groups and Institutions The research groups in this line of research aim to study and conduct research on the psychosocial dimensions of health, the group processes and organizations and the institutional relationship between subjects, groups and institutions aiming to shed light on the processes of health/sickness in different social contexts. The theoretical-methodological approaches are primarily based on Cognitive Social Psychology, Complex Social and Systemic Epidemiology.
Psychosocial Processes: Identities, Practices and Contexts The research groups in this line aim to produce investigation focused on studying the psychosocial processes, from a sociohistorical perspective. Issues related to contemporary identity markers that connect to time, space and imaginary are addressed. The focus of interest lies in the different possibilities of expression/meaning of culture in day-to-day life, associated with the creation of perspectives for comprehension and analysis.
Obesity and Metabolic Syndrome This line is concerned with research in the area of obesity and metabolic syndrome with consequences in co-morbidities involved or related to the aforementioned pathologies.
Epidemiological, Clinicopathological, Radiological and Molecular aspects of malignant neoplasms. This area of concentration is intended to describe patients who suffer from malignant neoplasms in their different clinical stages, as well as to assess their clinical outcome by looking at the clinical, histopathological, radiological and molecular variables. Studies in this area may be accountable for addressing some issues that are still controversial among the scientific community.
Videolaparoscopic Surgery This area of concentration is intended to assess the advantages of the procedures conducted using less invasive techniques.
RESEARCH SEMINARS I
COD Workload Description
83283-02 30 Students will be required to conduct laboratory and clinical research activities that are in line with the lines of research of the Graduate Program. They will be required to work on the theoretical aspects of ongoing research projects. As well as that, they will be expected to identify the laboratory extension of the projects and discussion in the context of the lines of research of the Program and their repercussions for solving the research problem.
No offer for current semester
Concentration area Type Required
CTBMF Master's Not required
CTBMF Doctorate Not required
Clinical Stomatology Master's Not required
Clinical Stomatology Doctorate Not required
Dental Materials Master's Not required
Dental Materials Doctorate Not required
Dental Prosthetics Master's Not required
Dental Prosthetics Doctorate Not required
Endodontics Master's Not required
Endodontics Doctorate Not required
Orthodontics and Facial Orthopedics Master's Not required
Orthodontics and Facial Orthopedics Doctorate Not required
Restorative Dentistry Master's Not required
Restorative Dentistry Doctorate Not required
Research line Description
Diagnosis and applied therapies This line of research evaluates and compares complementary diagnostic methods applied to Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMS). It analyzes the results of drug therapy applied to OMS. It selects the medicinal and/or surgical therapies recommended for trauma or oral and maxillofacial pathologies.
Craniofacial growth, development and deformities This line of research focuses on studies that support the diagnosis and surgical treatment of craniofacial patients with congenital or acquired deformities.
Stomatology diagnostic methods It aims to study the diseases of the oral and maxillofacial region and their consequences through different diagnostic methods that are applicable to them, as well as the provision of deeper insights and acquisition of new methods for clinical, laboratory and imaging diagnosis.
Oral and maxillofacial diseases ¿ clinical, immunological and anatomo-pathological studies The goal is to study, through clinical and laboratory trials, the etiopathogenesis of diseases that affect the oral cavity, as well as their consequences.
Craniomandibular Disorders This line of research studies the alterations caused by occlusal disorders directly on the temporomandibular joints, and assesses, along with signs and symptoms, the most adequate means for their resolution.
Dentistry Techniques and Devices This line of research studies the different techniques and devices, fixed and removable, according to clinical situation
Etiopathogenesis and treatment of periodontal and periapical diseases To better understand the modulatory processes involved in the onset and progression of inflammatory alterations involved in pulpal, periapical and periodontal lesions, correlating them with systemic outcomes.
Growth, Development, Diagnosis and Applied Therapies This line of research will focus on studies that support the diagnosis, planning and treatment of orthodontic and facial orthopedic cases.
Orthodontic Materials and Biocompatibility This line fosters comparative studies of biocompatible dental materials with emphasis on those that are interesting to the field of orthodontics, supported by resources available from the Schools of Biosciences, Chemistry, Pharmacy and the Toxicology Institute.
Adhesive systems Mechanical tests of the bond strength of adhesive systems applied on dental surfaces and dental materials such as composite resin, ceramics and fiberglass. In situ and in vivo studies for testing the adhesive systems.
Restorative technologies and techniques The objective is to develop studies in laser, finite elements, mechanical tests of restorative materials applied in cavity preparation and the investigation of the potential of new technologies that can be incorporated to these techniques.
RESEARCH SEMINARS II
COD Workload Description
83290-04 60 The course gives the student the opportunity to conduct laboratory and clinical research activities that are in line with the lines of research of the Graduate Program. Hence, it identifies the scope of laboratory practice and assists students in the design of ongoing research projects and discusses them in the context of the lines of research of the Program and their repercussions for the solving the research problem.
Professors Home time Lattes
ANA MARIA SPOHR 24 years and 6 months Link
FERNANDA GONCALVES SALUM 16 years and 1 month Link
Concentration area Type Required
CTBMF Master's Not required
CTBMF Doctorate Not required
Clinical Stomatology Master's Not required
Clinical Stomatology Doctorate Not required
Dental Materials Master's Not required
Dental Materials Doctorate Not required
Dental Prosthetics Master's Not required
Dental Prosthetics Doctorate Not required
Endodontics Master's Not required
Endodontics Doctorate Not required
Orthodontics and Facial Orthopedics Master's Not required
Orthodontics and Facial Orthopedics Doctorate Not required
Restorative Dentistry Master's Not required
Restorative Dentistry Doctorate Not required
Research line Description
Diagnosis and applied therapies This line of research evaluates and compares complementary diagnostic methods applied to Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMS). It analyzes the results of drug therapy applied to OMS. It selects the medicinal and/or surgical therapies recommended for trauma or oral and maxillofacial pathologies.
Craniofacial growth, development and deformities This line of research focuses on studies that support the diagnosis and surgical treatment of craniofacial patients with congenital or acquired deformities.
Stomatology diagnostic methods It aims to study the diseases of the oral and maxillofacial region and their consequences through different diagnostic methods that are applicable to them, as well as the provision of deeper insights and acquisition of new methods for clinical, laboratory and imaging diagnosis.
Oral and maxillofacial diseases ¿ clinical, immunological and anatomo-pathological studies The goal is to study, through clinical and laboratory trials, the etiopathogenesis of diseases that affect the oral cavity, as well as their consequences.
Craniomandibular Disorders This line of research studies the alterations caused by occlusal disorders directly on the temporomandibular joints, and assesses, along with signs and symptoms, the most adequate means for their resolution.
Dentistry Techniques and Devices This line of research studies the different techniques and devices, fixed and removable, according to clinical situation
Etiopathogenesis and treatment of periodontal and periapical diseases To better understand the modulatory processes involved in the onset and progression of inflammatory alterations involved in pulpal, periapical and periodontal lesions, correlating them with systemic outcomes.
Growth, Development, Diagnosis and Applied Therapies This line of research will focus on studies that support the diagnosis, planning and treatment of orthodontic and facial orthopedic cases.
Orthodontic Materials and Biocompatibility This line fosters comparative studies of biocompatible dental materials with emphasis on those that are interesting to the field of orthodontics, supported by resources available from the Schools of Biosciences, Chemistry, Pharmacy and the Toxicology Institute.
Adhesive systems Mechanical tests of the bond strength of adhesive systems applied on dental surfaces and dental materials such as composite resin, ceramics and fiberglass. In situ and in vivo studies for testing the adhesive systems.
Restorative technologies and techniques The objective is to develop studies in laser, finite elements, mechanical tests of restorative materials applied in cavity preparation and the investigation of the potential of new technologies that can be incorporated to these techniques.
Research Methodology: Methods and techniques
COD Workload Description
7334J-01 15 Designing and adhering to the appropriate methodology is fundamental for improving the quality of research. The methodology may differ from problem to problem, yet the basic approach towards research remains the same.
Professors Home time Lattes
RITA MATTIELLO 9 years Link
Concentration area Type Required
Biochemical and Molecular Pharmacology Master's Not required
Biochemical and Molecular Pharmacology Doctorate Not required
Biomedical Gerontology Master's Not required
Biomedical Gerontology Doctorate Not required
CTBMF Master's Not required
CTBMF Doctorate Not required
Clinical Psychology Master's Not required
Clinical Psychology Doctorate Not required
Clinical Stomatology Master's Not required
Clinical Stomatology Doctorate Not required
Dental Materials Master's Not required
Dental Materials Doctorate Not required
Dental Prosthetics Master's Not required
Dental Prosthetics Doctorate Not required
Endodontics Master's Not required
Endodontics Doctorate Not required
Human Cognition Master's Not required
Human Cognition Doctorate Not required
Medical Practice Master's Not required
Medical Practice Doctorate Not required
Nephrology Master's Not required
Nephrology Doctorate Not required
Neurosciences Master's Not required
Neurosciences Doctorate Not required
Orthodontics and Facial Orthopedics Master's Not required
Orthodontics and Facial Orthopedics Doctorate Not required
Pediatrics Master's Not required
Pediatrics Doctorate Not required
Restorative Dentistry Master's Not required
Restorative Dentistry Doctorate Not required
Social Psychology Master's Not required
Social Psychology Doctorate Not required
Surgical Practice Master's Not required
Surgical Practice Doctorate Not required
Research line Description
Evaluation of mechanisms involved in inflammatory and nociceptive alterations This line of research is concerned with the evaluation of mechanisms involved in inflammatory and nociceptive alterations
Drug Development This line of research has been designed for the development of drugs against neglected tropical diseases (tuberculosis and malaria) and the development of drugs against chronic and degenerative diseases.
Evaluation of pharmacological targets in cancer treatment This line of research is concerned with the evaluation of pharmacological targets in cancer treatment and inflammation.
Analysis and evaluation of neurochemical and pharmacological mechanisms in neurological diseases Study of the neurochemical roots and pharmacological targets in neurological diseases.
Biological Aspects of Aging This line of research is intended for the study of basic biological characteristics that play a role in the process of aging at the molecular, cellular, biochemical, genetic and evolutionary levels, as well as their forms of interaction with environmental factors in animal models and human beings (in vitro and in vivo).
Clinical and Emotional Aspects of Aging This line is geared towards the clinical and epidemiological study of the elderly and aging. Some of the most commonly researched topics are: geriatric syndromes (cognitive impairment, postural instability, immobility, fecal incontinence, iatrogenesis, communication disorder), frailty syndrome, brain aging, mental health, osteomuscular aging, cardiometabolic risk factors and nutrition.
Social-cultural, Demographic and Bioethical Aspects of Aging This line is geared towards the study of social, cultural, economic, demographic and bioethical aspects involved in the process of aging.
Aging and Public Health This line of research is intended to study the conditions of life, health and health care received and provided to the elderly, including long-living patients. It is intended to assess primary and secondary health care services, to design of instruments for monitoring access, service routines and care provided to the elderly and long-living patients in the public health care network. Additionally, it will investigate the natural history of diseases and health conditions as well as health prevention and control, in view of the socio-demographic variables, health indicators, life styles, functional capacity, psycho-social competences and quality of life.
Diagnosis and applied therapies This line of research evaluates and compares complementary diagnostic methods applied to Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMS). It analyzes the results of drug therapy applied to OMS. It selects the medicinal and/or surgical therapies recommended for trauma or oral and maxillofacial pathologies.
Craniofacial growth, development and deformities This line of research focuses on studies that support the diagnosis and surgical treatment of craniofacial patients with congenital or acquired deformities.
Theories, Techniques and Interventions in Clinical Psychology The line of research Theories, Techniques and Intervention in Clinical Psychology relies on six research groups that investigate, throughout the life cycle, psychological assessment and treatment processes as well as the development and adaptation of instruments for psychological assessment. Quantitative, qualitative and mixed designs are applied and psychoanalytical or cognitive-behavioral theories are used as theoretical background.
Stomatology diagnostic methods It aims to study the diseases of the oral and maxillofacial region and their consequences through different diagnostic methods that are applicable to them, as well as the provision of deeper insights and acquisition of new methods for clinical, laboratory and imaging diagnosis.
Oral and maxillofacial diseases ¿ clinical, immunological and anatomo-pathological studies The goal is to study, through clinical and laboratory trials, the etiopathogenesis of diseases that affect the oral cavity, as well as their consequences.
Craniomandibular Disorders This line of research studies the alterations caused by occlusal disorders directly on the temporomandibular joints, and assesses, along with signs and symptoms, the most adequate means for their resolution.
Dentistry Techniques and Devices This line of research studies the different techniques and devices, fixed and removable, according to clinical situation
Etiopathogenesis and treatment of periodontal and periapical diseases To better understand the modulatory processes involved in the onset and progression of inflammatory alterations involved in pulpal, periapical and periodontal lesions, correlating them with systemic outcomes.
Applied and Basic Cognitive Processes Esta línea de investigación se dedica al estudio básico y aplicado de la cognición humana. La principal teoría de apoyo es la Psicología Cognitiva amparada por los presupuestos del método experimental.
Psychobiology, Neuropsychology and Behavior This line of research focuses on studying the relationship between the psychobiological and neurocognitive mechanisms related to behavior.
Extra-renal dialysis and transplatation This line of research is intended for the study of different modalities of renal replacement therapies, with emphasis on organ transplantation, especially when it comes to immunology of transplants.
Clinical nephrology and arterial hypertension This line of research will address topics related to several aspects of clinical nephrology, renal function, arterial hypertension, renal and metabolic diseases.
Molecular Biology, immunology and stem cell This line of research is concerned with the study of molecular alterations in tumors, mainly those affecting the digestive and respiratory systems, through PCR techniques in real time, immunohistochemistry, flow cytometry and cell cultivation. It will also look at Cell Therapy and Tissue Engineering.
Cardiology/Risk Factors and genetics factors in cardiovascular diseases This line of research is concerned with assessing risk factors for cardiovascular surgeries using markers; traditional risk factors (dyslipidemias, arterial hypertension, diabetes, smoke addiction) and potential emerging ones (apolipoprotein B,small and dense LDL cholesterol) in coronary heart diseases.
Cardiology/Cellular therapy This line of research is intended to assess the efficiency and safety of autologous implants of bone marrow stem cells in patients suffering from dilated cardiomyopathy and in patients suffering from acute myocardial infarction.
Cellular metabolism and membrane transport in renal and metabolic diseases (or disease states) This line of research is designed for the study of physiopathogenic mechanisms of several renal and metabolic diseases.
Training and Faculty Development in Health
Respiratory Diseases / Smoking and smoking-related diseases This line of research will address the determining factors of success/failure in smoking cessation; it will assess the role of genetics in the experimentation, maintenance and cessation of smoking; it will test the efficacy of different therapies.
Study abdomen adult and elderly healthy and sick with new technologies in Diagnostic Imaging First of all, this line of research is intended to introduce students to different abdominal organs in advanced imaging modalities, such as magnetic resonance and positron emission tomography. It is intended to study the normal anatomy of these organs and tissues and their anatomic variations, thus allowing for a comparison between healthy and unhealthy individuals. With this, we intent to provide deeper insights into the abdomen's normal anatomy and its anatomic variation through new imaging technologies. Additionally, this line of research will determine the diagnostic imaging accuracy of gastrointestinal tract and urinary system diseases. We are intent on reaching an earlier and more precise diagnosis of the diseases of adult and elderly patients, thus increasing their survival. It has been designed to produce researchers and professors who want to work within this line of research responsible for studying the most common diseases in our population.
Clinical Epidemiology This area of concentration is intended to develop research in clinical epidemiology focusing on its methodological and clinical aspects. This line of research intends to encourage the development of research projects that contribute to the progress in identification, intervention and promotion of determinants of the health-disease process in human population.
Functional and Molecular Image of the Body Functional imaging is the state-of-the-art in diagnostic imaging. Magnetic Resonance made a giant leap in that direction through the employment of ultra-rapid acquisition techniques, which have enabled the measurement of variations in oxygen consumption levels arising from the BOLD effect and an estimation of the cellularity of tissues through the diffusion technique. PET has enabled Nuclear Medicine to measure the level of consumption of glucose in the tissue, by making use of ionizing radiation. It is largely employed in the investigation of tumors and metastasis, which have naturally increased the consumption of glucose due to a larger metabolic level. More recently, the Dynamic PET has enabled the assessment of the consumption of glucose over time and the measurement of the most active regions more precisely.
Epidemiology and Environmental Health This course is intended to encourage the development of research into the area of epidemiology and environmental health with an eye to the methodological and clinical aspects. This line of research seeks to encourage the development of research projects that contribute to the advancement of the identification, intervention and promotion of the determinants of the health-disease process in human population.
Technological Innovations in the Health Area Curently, we are seeing worldwide the fast development of technologies, proceedings and medicines focus at the most effective treatment of diseases and the restoration of health. This accelerated step with which medical knowledge progresses makes it necessary to create a new mentality in medical training, stimulating curiosity, the active search for knowledge and constant updating. The number and complexity of the scientific processes that lead to this evolution are also worthy of attention, both due to the need for training to understand them, as well as the work opportunity they represent for doctors in general.
Neurology/ stem cells This line of research is concerned with the assessment of the possibility of regeneration of central and peripheral neurological injuries resulting from neurodegenerative diseases, with somatic stem cells, as well as with the study of the structural and functional mechanisms of regeneration from injuries.
Behavioral neurology and neuropsychiatry This line of research will look at the neurobiology of psychiatric diseases and behavioral alterations in major neurological diseases.
Cognitive brain imaging This line of research will look at the development of new techniques for the analysis of neuroimaging and studies of neural bases of superior cognitive processes (for instance, language comprehension and acquisition, executive functions, spatial reasoning).
Neurotoxic activity of ureases and derived peptides This line of research will address the neurotoxic and pro-inflammatory activities of ureases of different organisms. It will also address the methodologies of study of neurotoxicity relying on the use of insects-models. As well as this, it will look at ureases as virulence factors for pathogenic microorganisms, especially bacteria Helicobacter pylori and Proteus mirabilis and Cryptococcu yeasts.
Neuroinflammation/Multiple Sclerosis/ neuromyelitis optica The inflammation resulting from neurological diseases may be primarily involved with the physiopathology of immunomediated diseases of the nervous system, such as multiple sclerosis, neuromyelitis optica, ADEM - acute demyelinating encephalomyelitis, Guillain-Barré syndrome, autoimmune encephalitis and some neurological complications resulting directly or indirectly from viral or bacterial infections (e.g. meningoencephalitis). In other diseases, the inflammation plays a major role, but less clear than it is in strokes and in degenerative diseases of the central nervous system. The deregulation in the immune system, be it either temporary or permanent, may lead to injuries in the brain, bone marrow and peripheral nerves that cause permanent neuronal damage with the risk of aftereffects and permanent incapacity. By relying on advanced methods in molecular biology associated with clinical and imaging assessment (magnetic resonance, nuclear medicine), we have conducted research that is intended to understand the intrinsic and extrinsic mechanisms that lead to an increase of pro-inflammatory substances such as cytokines, chemokines, the production of autoantibodies, complement system activation, proliferation / maturation of autoreactive lymphocytes T and B, microglial activation and the alteration of the blood-brain barrier. Besides, we have conducted research for the identification of specific biomarkers for each disease which may assist in the establishment of better diagnosis/prognosis and in experimental animal models for the study of physiopathology and innovative therapeutic interventions.
Epilepsy This line of research will cover clinical and electroencephalographic, pharmacological, neuroimaging and surgical studies in the realm of epilepsy. The direct involvement of São Lucas Hospital with the diagnosis, clinical treatment and epilepsy surgery opens interesting perspectives of investigation, seeking diagnostic refinement, new treatment options and the correlations of epileptic syndromes with structural alterations of the brain.
The central nervous system (CNS) formation stages can be considered a great concert with the regency of different signaling molecules that trigger a cascade of dependent and complementary processes until the formation of all CNS structures as well as their different functionalities. The human brain is a puzzle of more than 100 billion pieces that must be accurately directed to its unique and specific location. The studies of Molecurar Bases of Embryonic Neurogenesis presents a comprehensive view of understanding the CNS, from its embryonic formation to neurogenesis in the adult brain, guiding clinical and pathological situations related to cerebral malformations and new therapeutic alternatives for CNS recovery. The use of molecular techniques as next-generation sequencing (NGS), super arrays, relative expression, genotyping, etc., are used to describe signaling pathways, genesis of pathologies, and application of precision medicine for the treatment of various diseases. The cell reprogramming at the embryonic level through the generation of induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSC) helps to understand embryonic neurogenesis and screening of new drugs for the treatment of alterations during the formation of the central nervous system and its associated pathologies
Growth, Development, Diagnosis and Applied Therapies This line of research will focus on studies that support the diagnosis, planning and treatment of orthodontic and facial orthopedic cases.
Orthodontic Materials and Biocompatibility This line fosters comparative studies of biocompatible dental materials with emphasis on those that are interesting to the field of orthodontics, supported by resources available from the Schools of Biosciences, Chemistry, Pharmacy and the Toxicology Institute.
Asthma: epidemiology, genetics and the study of basic mechanisms Epidemiology of asthma in different populations.
Respiratory Failure Etiopathogenesis, epidemiology, diagnosis and management of high impact respiratory infections in the pediatric population.
Stem cells and neurodegenerative diseases To assess the possibility of recovery of central and peripheral neurological lesions resulting from neurodegenerative diseases with somatic stem cells, as well as to study the mechanisms of structural and functional recovery of lesions.
Diagnostic and Therapeutic Interventions in Newborn Infants It addresses interventions in neonatal respiratory diseases, infectious diseases and nutrition disorders.
Pediatric Clinical and Experimental Epilesy Study of epileptic syndromes that begin during childhood including etiology, pathophysiology, characterization of specific syndromes, complementary investigation, comorbidities, treatment (clinical and surgical) and evaluation / development of new antiepileptic drugs. The experimental approach uses an in vitro and in vivo model of electrophysiology and immunohistochemistry, as well as a model to verify the effects of early seizures in the developing CNS.
Clinical Epidemiology applied to child health issues Study the validity of signs, symptoms and screening and diagnostic tests; and epidemiological indicators of childhood diseases and disorders, such as incidence, prevalence and mortality, relating them to etiological and prognostic factors.
Prematurity: impact in lung development and immune response To address pulmonary growth and development, focusing on the direct and indirect effects of prematurity on the lung.
Epigenetic and Molecular Mechanisms of Developmental Stress To investigate epigenetic and molecular mechanisms related to neurocognitive and behavioral development after exposure to early stress.
Cystic Fibrosis: epidemiology, genetics and therapeutics Epidemiology, genetic diagnosis and therapy of childhood lung diseases.
Tumor Immunology To study tumor immunology
Functional evaluation and rehabilitation in chronic respiratory diseases Research in the area of ​​functional assessment and rehabilitation of patients with chronic diseases, such as cystic fibrosis and asthma. It focuses on aspects such as physical activity and physical inactivity, pulmonary function, musculoskeletal development, obesity and quality of life.
Behavioral and Developmental Neurology Study of ontogenesis and bioelectrogenesis of the Central Nervous System. It evaluates, through polysomnography, the physiological changes and gestational age dependent and the influence of neonatal neurological disorders in the process of organization of brain electrical activity. It evaluates the neurological follow-up of premature newborns, considering the effects of prematurity on neuropsychomotor development. It evaluates the follow-up of term neonates with congenital infectious pathologies and hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy. Includes study of sleep and its disorders through the evaluation of clinical and neurophysiological characteristics forming the basis for understanding sleep medicine in childhood.
Immune responses to respiratory viral infections To analyze immune response to viral respiratory infections.
Stress and development It studies the mechanisms and development of possible therapies to prevent and / or treat the effects of early life interventions and their repercussions on the organism's development. It uses experimental research resources to study stress, inflammation, respiratory diseases, systems development, physical activity and their relationships with the life-long effects of perinatal changes.
Evaluation of the impact of interventions in early stages of development on neurochemical mechanisms and reflexes on behavior in juvenile and adult phase using animal models.
Research on the role of inflammation and the immune system in neurological diseases. Investigation of genetic and environmental factors. Development of experimental models, research on biomarkers, neurodegenerative processes, cognitive assessment and neuroimaging (magnetic resonance imaging and nuclear medicine) in diseases such as multiple sclerosis, optic neuromyelitis, anti-MOG-associated disease, acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM) and autoimmune encephalitis.
The line is designed to study all aspects related to therapy, prognosis and humanization in Pediatric Intensive Care and Emergency Units. It also includes study of aspects that refer to the professionals and management processes involved within these units.
Adhesive systems Mechanical tests of the bond strength of adhesive systems applied on dental surfaces and dental materials such as composite resin, ceramics and fiberglass. In situ and in vivo studies for testing the adhesive systems.
Restorative technologies and techniques The objective is to develop studies in laser, finite elements, mechanical tests of restorative materials applied in cavity preparation and the investigation of the potential of new technologies that can be incorporated to these techniques.
Social Psychology and Health: Individuals, Groups and Institutions The research groups in this line of research aim to study and conduct research on the psychosocial dimensions of health, the group processes and organizations and the institutional relationship between subjects, groups and institutions aiming to shed light on the processes of health/sickness in different social contexts. The theoretical-methodological approaches are primarily based on Cognitive Social Psychology, Complex Social and Systemic Epidemiology.
Psychosocial Processes: Identities, Practices and Contexts The research groups in this line aim to produce investigation focused on studying the psychosocial processes, from a sociohistorical perspective. Issues related to contemporary identity markers that connect to time, space and imaginary are addressed. The focus of interest lies in the different possibilities of expression/meaning of culture in day-to-day life, associated with the creation of perspectives for comprehension and analysis.
Obesity and Metabolic Syndrome This line is concerned with research in the area of obesity and metabolic syndrome with consequences in co-morbidities involved or related to the aforementioned pathologies.
Epidemiological, Clinicopathological, Radiological and Molecular aspects of malignant neoplasms. This area of concentration is intended to describe patients who suffer from malignant neoplasms in their different clinical stages, as well as to assess their clinical outcome by looking at the clinical, histopathological, radiological and molecular variables. Studies in this area may be accountable for addressing some issues that are still controversial among the scientific community.
Videolaparoscopic Surgery This area of concentration is intended to assess the advantages of the procedures conducted using less invasive techniques.
SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH IN DENTISTRY I
COD Workload Description
93272-04 60 This course discusses, informs and offers training in different aspects of the applied research to different fields of Dentistry. The topics covered in the course are as follows: the analysis of results in research; practical application of the main statistical tests; experimental n; inclusion and exclusion criteria; discussion on the criteria of personal indexation (h-index and others); number of published papers x citations x scientific quality; CAPES assessment criteria; experimental models in Dentistry; presentation of results in research; preparation of project proposals at the scientific initiation level, following the line of research.
No offer for current semester
Concentration area Type Required
CTBMF Master's Not required
CTBMF Doctorate Not required
Clinical Stomatology Master's Not required
Clinical Stomatology Doctorate Not required
Dental Materials Master's Not required
Dental Materials Doctorate Not required
Dental Prosthetics Master's Not required
Dental Prosthetics Doctorate Not required
Endodontics Master's Not required
Endodontics Doctorate Not required
Orthodontics and Facial Orthopedics Master's Not required
Orthodontics and Facial Orthopedics Doctorate Not required
Restorative Dentistry Master's Not required
Restorative Dentistry Doctorate Not required
Research line Description
Diagnosis and applied therapies This line of research evaluates and compares complementary diagnostic methods applied to Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMS). It analyzes the results of drug therapy applied to OMS. It selects the medicinal and/or surgical therapies recommended for trauma or oral and maxillofacial pathologies.
Craniofacial growth, development and deformities This line of research focuses on studies that support the diagnosis and surgical treatment of craniofacial patients with congenital or acquired deformities.
Stomatology diagnostic methods It aims to study the diseases of the oral and maxillofacial region and their consequences through different diagnostic methods that are applicable to them, as well as the provision of deeper insights and acquisition of new methods for clinical, laboratory and imaging diagnosis.
Oral and maxillofacial diseases ¿ clinical, immunological and anatomo-pathological studies The goal is to study, through clinical and laboratory trials, the etiopathogenesis of diseases that affect the oral cavity, as well as their consequences.
Craniomandibular Disorders This line of research studies the alterations caused by occlusal disorders directly on the temporomandibular joints, and assesses, along with signs and symptoms, the most adequate means for their resolution.
Dentistry Techniques and Devices This line of research studies the different techniques and devices, fixed and removable, according to clinical situation
Etiopathogenesis and treatment of periodontal and periapical diseases To better understand the modulatory processes involved in the onset and progression of inflammatory alterations involved in pulpal, periapical and periodontal lesions, correlating them with systemic outcomes.
Growth, Development, Diagnosis and Applied Therapies This line of research will focus on studies that support the diagnosis, planning and treatment of orthodontic and facial orthopedic cases.
Orthodontic Materials and Biocompatibility This line fosters comparative studies of biocompatible dental materials with emphasis on those that are interesting to the field of orthodontics, supported by resources available from the Schools of Biosciences, Chemistry, Pharmacy and the Toxicology Institute.
Adhesive systems Mechanical tests of the bond strength of adhesive systems applied on dental surfaces and dental materials such as composite resin, ceramics and fiberglass. In situ and in vivo studies for testing the adhesive systems.
Restorative technologies and techniques The objective is to develop studies in laser, finite elements, mechanical tests of restorative materials applied in cavity preparation and the investigation of the potential of new technologies that can be incorporated to these techniques.
SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH IN DENTISTRY II
COD Workload Description
93273-04 60 This course discusses, informs and offers training in different aspects of applied research to different fields of Dentistry. The topics covered in the course are as follows: the design of experimental protocols; selection journals for publication/scope/standards; analysis of the SBPqO/IADR Annals; analysis of dissertations and theses; discussion on research support agencies and public notices; transfer of research and technology; patent policy in Brazil; research policies in Brazil.
Professors Home time Lattes
MARIA MARTHA CAMPOS 15 years and 6 months Link
MAXIMILIANO SCHUNKE GOMES 6 years and 4 months Link
Concentration area Type Required
Biochemical and Molecular Pharmacology Master's Not required
Biochemical and Molecular Pharmacology Doctorate Not required
Biomedical Gerontology Master's Not required
Biomedical Gerontology Doctorate Not required
CTBMF Master's Not required
CTBMF Doctorate Not required
Cellular and Molecular Biology Master's Not required
Cellular and Molecular Biology Doctorate Not required
Clinical Psychology Master's Not required
Clinical Psychology Doctorate Not required
Clinical Stomatology Master's Not required
Clinical Stomatology Doctorate Not required
Dental Materials Master's Not required
Dental Materials Doctorate Not required
Dental Prosthetics Master's Not required
Dental Prosthetics Doctorate Not required
Endodontics Master's Not required
Endodontics Doctorate Not required
Human Cognition Master's Not required
Human Cognition Doctorate Not required
Medical Practice Master's Not required
Medical Practice Doctorate Not required
Nephrology Master's Not required
Nephrology Doctorate Not required
Neurosciences Master's Not required
Neurosciences Doctorate Not required
Orthodontics and Facial Orthopedics Master's Not required
Orthodontics and Facial Orthopedics Doctorate Not required
Pediatrics Master's Not required
Pediatrics Doctorate Not required
Restorative Dentistry Master's Not required
Restorative Dentistry Doctorate Not required
Social Psychology Master's Not required
Social Psychology Doctorate Not required
Surgical Practice Master's Not required
Surgical Practice Doctorate Not required
Research line Description
Evaluation of mechanisms involved in inflammatory and nociceptive alterations This line of research is concerned with the evaluation of mechanisms involved in inflammatory and nociceptive alterations
Drug Development This line of research has been designed for the development of drugs against neglected tropical diseases (tuberculosis and malaria) and the development of drugs against chronic and degenerative diseases.
Evaluation of pharmacological targets in cancer treatment This line of research is concerned with the evaluation of pharmacological targets in cancer treatment and inflammation.
Analysis and evaluation of neurochemical and pharmacological mechanisms in neurological diseases Study of the neurochemical roots and pharmacological targets in neurological diseases.
Biological Aspects of Aging This line of research is intended for the study of basic biological characteristics that play a role in the process of aging at the molecular, cellular, biochemical, genetic and evolutionary levels, as well as their forms of interaction with environmental factors in animal models and human beings (in vitro and in vivo).
Clinical and Emotional Aspects of Aging This line is geared towards the clinical and epidemiological study of the elderly and aging. Some of the most commonly researched topics are: geriatric syndromes (cognitive impairment, postural instability, immobility, fecal incontinence, iatrogenesis, communication disorder), frailty syndrome, brain aging, mental health, osteomuscular aging, cardiometabolic risk factors and nutrition.
Social-cultural, Demographic and Bioethical Aspects of Aging This line is geared towards the study of social, cultural, economic, demographic and bioethical aspects involved in the process of aging.
Aging and Public Health This line of research is intended to study the conditions of life, health and health care received and provided to the elderly, including long-living patients. It is intended to assess primary and secondary health care services, to design of instruments for monitoring access, service routines and care provided to the elderly and long-living patients in the public health care network. Additionally, it will investigate the natural history of diseases and health conditions as well as health prevention and control, in view of the socio-demographic variables, health indicators, life styles, functional capacity, psycho-social competences and quality of life.
Diagnosis and applied therapies This line of research evaluates and compares complementary diagnostic methods applied to Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMS). It analyzes the results of drug therapy applied to OMS. It selects the medicinal and/or surgical therapies recommended for trauma or oral and maxillofacial pathologies.
Craniofacial growth, development and deformities This line of research focuses on studies that support the diagnosis and surgical treatment of craniofacial patients with congenital or acquired deformities.
Cell Structure and Metabolism To follow is a list of topics this line of research is concerned with: Characterization of plant growth-promoting rhizobacteria (PGPR) and their effects on the growth and modulation of plants' secondary metabolism. Investigation into the morphological and pathophysiological basis and treatment for several diseases, such as Parkinson's and Alzheimer's, vascular accidents, depression, PTSD, epilepsy and diabetes. Characterization of the cellular and molecular mechanisms involved in inflammation and sepsis and investigation into drugs with potential anti-inflammatory action.
Cellular and Molecular Immunology To follow is a list of topics this line of research is concerned with: Development of vaccines and immunotherapies for cancer. Study of the immunosuppressive mechanisms using heat shock proteins in autoimmune diseases and transplant rejection. Investigation of psycho-neuroendocrine determinants of premature aging and immune system in healthy elderly individuals, patients with rheumatoid arthritis and bipolar disorder. Investigation into the impacts of premature stress in cognitive functions and inflammatory markers in healthy adolescents, those with bipolar disorder, and crack and cocaine addicts.
Cellular and Molecular Characterization in Microbiology and Parasitology To follow is a list of topics this line of research is concerned with: Development of new diagnostic methods for Schistosoma mansoni and Angiostrongylus cantonensis. Identification of relevant molecules involved in the immunological recognition of the host and ectoparasites, such as Rhipicephalus microplus and others affecting cattle. Isolation, cloning and expression of cDNAs of molecules and analysis of their potential immunoprotective effect. Characterization of antimicrobial resistance, virulence and clonal relations of important human and animal pathogenic agents. Investigation of phenotypes of bacterial persistence involved in the tolerance to antimicrobial agents.
Genetics, Genomics and Bioinformatics To follow is a list of topics this line of research is concerned with: Analysis of molecular markers in complex human diseases and analysis of molecular markers for forensic purposes. Phylogeny and molecular evolution of mammals. Genetics, evolution, ecology and conservation of carnivores. Evolutionary genetics of hair color of felidae. Molecular identification of biodiversity. Evolutionary and environmental genomics.
Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology To follow is a list of topics this line of research is concerned with: Animal models (zebra fish and rodents) intended to investigate the biological bases of neuropsychiatric diseases, neurodevelopment, neurotoxicology, neuropharmacology, learning and memory. In humans: aging and neurodegeneration, cognitive impairment and its association with hormone and neurotrophin levels.
Molecular Biology in the Drug/Target Interaction To follow is a list of topics this line of research is concerned with: Control and treatment of tuberculosis (drug-resistant tuberculosis) Identification of lead compounds based on defined targets, rational development of vaccines, development and validation on new diagnostic methods of multi-drug-resistant tuberculosis and new emerging genotypes. Additionally, students will make use of computer simulations in order to analyze the protein-ligand interactions. As well as this, it will address the structural study of target proteins, analysis of protein-ligand interactions and the development of bioinformatics tools. Lastly, it will focus on a description of mechanisms involved in pain, inflammation and cancer.
Theories, Techniques and Interventions in Clinical Psychology The line of research Theories, Techniques and Intervention in Clinical Psychology relies on six research groups that investigate, throughout the life cycle, psychological assessment and treatment processes as well as the development and adaptation of instruments for psychological assessment. Quantitative, qualitative and mixed designs are applied and psychoanalytical or cognitive-behavioral theories are used as theoretical background.
Stomatology diagnostic methods It aims to study the diseases of the oral and maxillofacial region and their consequences through different diagnostic methods that are applicable to them, as well as the provision of deeper insights and acquisition of new methods for clinical, laboratory and imaging diagnosis.
Oral and maxillofacial diseases ¿ clinical, immunological and anatomo-pathological studies The goal is to study, through clinical and laboratory trials, the etiopathogenesis of diseases that affect the oral cavity, as well as their consequences.
Craniomandibular Disorders This line of research studies the alterations caused by occlusal disorders directly on the temporomandibular joints, and assesses, along with signs and symptoms, the most adequate means for their resolution.
Dentistry Techniques and Devices This line of research studies the different techniques and devices, fixed and removable, according to clinical situation
Etiopathogenesis and treatment of periodontal and periapical diseases To better understand the modulatory processes involved in the onset and progression of inflammatory alterations involved in pulpal, periapical and periodontal lesions, correlating them with systemic outcomes.
Applied and Basic Cognitive Processes Esta línea de investigación se dedica al estudio básico y aplicado de la cognición humana. La principal teoría de apoyo es la Psicología Cognitiva amparada por los presupuestos del método experimental.
Psychobiology, Neuropsychology and Behavior This line of research focuses on studying the relationship between the psychobiological and neurocognitive mechanisms related to behavior.
Extra-renal dialysis and transplatation This line of research is intended for the study of different modalities of renal replacement therapies, with emphasis on organ transplantation, especially when it comes to immunology of transplants.
Clinical nephrology and arterial hypertension This line of research will address topics related to several aspects of clinical nephrology, renal function, arterial hypertension, renal and metabolic diseases.
Molecular Biology, immunology and stem cell This line of research is concerned with the study of molecular alterations in tumors, mainly those affecting the digestive and respiratory systems, through PCR techniques in real time, immunohistochemistry, flow cytometry and cell cultivation. It will also look at Cell Therapy and Tissue Engineering.
Cardiology/Risk Factors and genetics factors in cardiovascular diseases This line of research is concerned with assessing risk factors for cardiovascular surgeries using markers; traditional risk factors (dyslipidemias, arterial hypertension, diabetes, smoke addiction) and potential emerging ones (apolipoprotein B,small and dense LDL cholesterol) in coronary heart diseases.
Cardiology/Cellular therapy This line of research is intended to assess the efficiency and safety of autologous implants of bone marrow stem cells in patients suffering from dilated cardiomyopathy and in patients suffering from acute myocardial infarction.
Cellular metabolism and membrane transport in renal and metabolic diseases (or disease states) This line of research is designed for the study of physiopathogenic mechanisms of several renal and metabolic diseases.
Training and Faculty Development in Health
Respiratory Diseases / Smoking and smoking-related diseases This line of research will address the determining factors of success/failure in smoking cessation; it will assess the role of genetics in the experimentation, maintenance and cessation of smoking; it will test the efficacy of different therapies.
Study abdomen adult and elderly healthy and sick with new technologies in Diagnostic Imaging First of all, this line of research is intended to introduce students to different abdominal organs in advanced imaging modalities, such as magnetic resonance and positron emission tomography. It is intended to study the normal anatomy of these organs and tissues and their anatomic variations, thus allowing for a comparison between healthy and unhealthy individuals. With this, we intent to provide deeper insights into the abdomen's normal anatomy and its anatomic variation through new imaging technologies. Additionally, this line of research will determine the diagnostic imaging accuracy of gastrointestinal tract and urinary system diseases. We are intent on reaching an earlier and more precise diagnosis of the diseases of adult and elderly patients, thus increasing their survival. It has been designed to produce researchers and professors who want to work within this line of research responsible for studying the most common diseases in our population.
Clinical Epidemiology This area of concentration is intended to develop research in clinical epidemiology focusing on its methodological and clinical aspects. This line of research intends to encourage the development of research projects that contribute to the progress in identification, intervention and promotion of determinants of the health-disease process in human population.
Functional and Molecular Image of the Body Functional imaging is the state-of-the-art in diagnostic imaging. Magnetic Resonance made a giant leap in that direction through the employment of ultra-rapid acquisition techniques, which have enabled the measurement of variations in oxygen consumption levels arising from the BOLD effect and an estimation of the cellularity of tissues through the diffusion technique. PET has enabled Nuclear Medicine to measure the level of consumption of glucose in the tissue, by making use of ionizing radiation. It is largely employed in the investigation of tumors and metastasis, which have naturally increased the consumption of glucose due to a larger metabolic level. More recently, the Dynamic PET has enabled the assessment of the consumption of glucose over time and the measurement of the most active regions more precisely.
Epidemiology and Environmental Health This course is intended to encourage the development of research into the area of epidemiology and environmental health with an eye to the methodological and clinical aspects. This line of research seeks to encourage the development of research projects that contribute to the advancement of the identification, intervention and promotion of the determinants of the health-disease process in human population.
Technological Innovations in the Health Area Curently, we are seeing worldwide the fast development of technologies, proceedings and medicines focus at the most effective treatment of diseases and the restoration of health. This accelerated step with which medical knowledge progresses makes it necessary to create a new mentality in medical training, stimulating curiosity, the active search for knowledge and constant updating. The number and complexity of the scientific processes that lead to this evolution are also worthy of attention, both due to the need for training to understand them, as well as the work opportunity they represent for doctors in general.
Neurology/ stem cells This line of research is concerned with the assessment of the possibility of regeneration of central and peripheral neurological injuries resulting from neurodegenerative diseases, with somatic stem cells, as well as with the study of the structural and functional mechanisms of regeneration from injuries.
Behavioral neurology and neuropsychiatry This line of research will look at the neurobiology of psychiatric diseases and behavioral alterations in major neurological diseases.
Cognitive brain imaging This line of research will look at the development of new techniques for the analysis of neuroimaging and studies of neural bases of superior cognitive processes (for instance, language comprehension and acquisition, executive functions, spatial reasoning).
Neurotoxic activity of ureases and derived peptides This line of research will address the neurotoxic and pro-inflammatory activities of ureases of different organisms. It will also address the methodologies of study of neurotoxicity relying on the use of insects-models. As well as this, it will look at ureases as virulence factors for pathogenic microorganisms, especially bacteria Helicobacter pylori and Proteus mirabilis and Cryptococcu yeasts.
Neuroinflammation/Multiple Sclerosis/ neuromyelitis optica The inflammation resulting from neurological diseases may be primarily involved with the physiopathology of immunomediated diseases of the nervous system, such as multiple sclerosis, neuromyelitis optica, ADEM - acute demyelinating encephalomyelitis, Guillain-Barré syndrome, autoimmune encephalitis and some neurological complications resulting directly or indirectly from viral or bacterial infections (e.g. meningoencephalitis). In other diseases, the inflammation plays a major role, but less clear than it is in strokes and in degenerative diseases of the central nervous system. The deregulation in the immune system, be it either temporary or permanent, may lead to injuries in the brain, bone marrow and peripheral nerves that cause permanent neuronal damage with the risk of aftereffects and permanent incapacity. By relying on advanced methods in molecular biology associated with clinical and imaging assessment (magnetic resonance, nuclear medicine), we have conducted research that is intended to understand the intrinsic and extrinsic mechanisms that lead to an increase of pro-inflammatory substances such as cytokines, chemokines, the production of autoantibodies, complement system activation, proliferation / maturation of autoreactive lymphocytes T and B, microglial activation and the alteration of the blood-brain barrier. Besides, we have conducted research for the identification of specific biomarkers for each disease which may assist in the establishment of better diagnosis/prognosis and in experimental animal models for the study of physiopathology and innovative therapeutic interventions.
Epilepsy This line of research will cover clinical and electroencephalographic, pharmacological, neuroimaging and surgical studies in the realm of epilepsy. The direct involvement of São Lucas Hospital with the diagnosis, clinical treatment and epilepsy surgery opens interesting perspectives of investigation, seeking diagnostic refinement, new treatment options and the correlations of epileptic syndromes with structural alterations of the brain.
The central nervous system (CNS) formation stages can be considered a great concert with the regency of different signaling molecules that trigger a cascade of dependent and complementary processes until the formation of all CNS structures as well as their different functionalities. The human brain is a puzzle of more than 100 billion pieces that must be accurately directed to its unique and specific location. The studies of Molecurar Bases of Embryonic Neurogenesis presents a comprehensive view of understanding the CNS, from its embryonic formation to neurogenesis in the adult brain, guiding clinical and pathological situations related to cerebral malformations and new therapeutic alternatives for CNS recovery. The use of molecular techniques as next-generation sequencing (NGS), super arrays, relative expression, genotyping, etc., are used to describe signaling pathways, genesis of pathologies, and application of precision medicine for the treatment of various diseases. The cell reprogramming at the embryonic level through the generation of induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSC) helps to understand embryonic neurogenesis and screening of new drugs for the treatment of alterations during the formation of the central nervous system and its associated pathologies
Growth, Development, Diagnosis and Applied Therapies This line of research will focus on studies that support the diagnosis, planning and treatment of orthodontic and facial orthopedic cases.
Orthodontic Materials and Biocompatibility This line fosters comparative studies of biocompatible dental materials with emphasis on those that are interesting to the field of orthodontics, supported by resources available from the Schools of Biosciences, Chemistry, Pharmacy and the Toxicology Institute.
Asthma: epidemiology, genetics and the study of basic mechanisms Epidemiology of asthma in different populations.
Respiratory Failure Etiopathogenesis, epidemiology, diagnosis and management of high impact respiratory infections in the pediatric population.
Stem cells and neurodegenerative diseases To assess the possibility of recovery of central and peripheral neurological lesions resulting from neurodegenerative diseases with somatic stem cells, as well as to study the mechanisms of structural and functional recovery of lesions.
Diagnostic and Therapeutic Interventions in Newborn Infants It addresses interventions in neonatal respiratory diseases, infectious diseases and nutrition disorders.
Pediatric Clinical and Experimental Epilesy Study of epileptic syndromes that begin during childhood including etiology, pathophysiology, characterization of specific syndromes, complementary investigation, comorbidities, treatment (clinical and surgical) and evaluation / development of new antiepileptic drugs. The experimental approach uses an in vitro and in vivo model of electrophysiology and immunohistochemistry, as well as a model to verify the effects of early seizures in the developing CNS.
Clinical Epidemiology applied to child health issues Study the validity of signs, symptoms and screening and diagnostic tests; and epidemiological indicators of childhood diseases and disorders, such as incidence, prevalence and mortality, relating them to etiological and prognostic factors.
Prematurity: impact in lung development and immune response To address pulmonary growth and development, focusing on the direct and indirect effects of prematurity on the lung.
Epigenetic and Molecular Mechanisms of Developmental Stress To investigate epigenetic and molecular mechanisms related to neurocognitive and behavioral development after exposure to early stress.
Cystic Fibrosis: epidemiology, genetics and therapeutics Epidemiology, genetic diagnosis and therapy of childhood lung diseases.
Tumor Immunology To study tumor immunology
Functional evaluation and rehabilitation in chronic respiratory diseases Research in the area of ​​functional assessment and rehabilitation of patients with chronic diseases, such as cystic fibrosis and asthma. It focuses on aspects such as physical activity and physical inactivity, pulmonary function, musculoskeletal development, obesity and quality of life.
Behavioral and Developmental Neurology Study of ontogenesis and bioelectrogenesis of the Central Nervous System. It evaluates, through polysomnography, the physiological changes and gestational age dependent and the influence of neonatal neurological disorders in the process of organization of brain electrical activity. It evaluates the neurological follow-up of premature newborns, considering the effects of prematurity on neuropsychomotor development. It evaluates the follow-up of term neonates with congenital infectious pathologies and hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy. Includes study of sleep and its disorders through the evaluation of clinical and neurophysiological characteristics forming the basis for understanding sleep medicine in childhood.
Immune responses to respiratory viral infections To analyze immune response to viral respiratory infections.
Stress and development It studies the mechanisms and development of possible therapies to prevent and / or treat the effects of early life interventions and their repercussions on the organism's development. It uses experimental research resources to study stress, inflammation, respiratory diseases, systems development, physical activity and their relationships with the life-long effects of perinatal changes.
Evaluation of the impact of interventions in early stages of development on neurochemical mechanisms and reflexes on behavior in juvenile and adult phase using animal models.
Research on the role of inflammation and the immune system in neurological diseases. Investigation of genetic and environmental factors. Development of experimental models, research on biomarkers, neurodegenerative processes, cognitive assessment and neuroimaging (magnetic resonance imaging and nuclear medicine) in diseases such as multiple sclerosis, optic neuromyelitis, anti-MOG-associated disease, acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM) and autoimmune encephalitis.
The line is designed to study all aspects related to therapy, prognosis and humanization in Pediatric Intensive Care and Emergency Units. It also includes study of aspects that refer to the professionals and management processes involved within these units.
Adhesive systems Mechanical tests of the bond strength of adhesive systems applied on dental surfaces and dental materials such as composite resin, ceramics and fiberglass. In situ and in vivo studies for testing the adhesive systems.
Restorative technologies and techniques The objective is to develop studies in laser, finite elements, mechanical tests of restorative materials applied in cavity preparation and the investigation of the potential of new technologies that can be incorporated to these techniques.
Social Psychology and Health: Individuals, Groups and Institutions The research groups in this line of research aim to study and conduct research on the psychosocial dimensions of health, the group processes and organizations and the institutional relationship between subjects, groups and institutions aiming to shed light on the processes of health/sickness in different social contexts. The theoretical-methodological approaches are primarily based on Cognitive Social Psychology, Complex Social and Systemic Epidemiology.
Psychosocial Processes: Identities, Practices and Contexts The research groups in this line aim to produce investigation focused on studying the psychosocial processes, from a sociohistorical perspective. Issues related to contemporary identity markers that connect to time, space and imaginary are addressed. The focus of interest lies in the different possibilities of expression/meaning of culture in day-to-day life, associated with the creation of perspectives for comprehension and analysis.
Obesity and Metabolic Syndrome This line is concerned with research in the area of obesity and metabolic syndrome with consequences in co-morbidities involved or related to the aforementioned pathologies.
Epidemiological, Clinicopathological, Radiological and Molecular aspects of malignant neoplasms. This area of concentration is intended to describe patients who suffer from malignant neoplasms in their different clinical stages, as well as to assess their clinical outcome by looking at the clinical, histopathological, radiological and molecular variables. Studies in this area may be accountable for addressing some issues that are still controversial among the scientific community.
Videolaparoscopic Surgery This area of concentration is intended to assess the advantages of the procedures conducted using less invasive techniques.
SPECIAL SEMINARS I
COD Workload Description
83282-02 30 This course will foster a literature-based discussion of topics related to the focus area in which the student is enrolled. It will encourage critical thinking. In addition to that, other topics it will address are as follows: identification of the main problems involved in the formation of concepts and practices of the specialty; critical assessment of the structure of a scientific article of the specialty; analysis of the use of impact factor as a publication strategy.
No offer for current semester
Concentration area Type Required
CTBMF Master's Not required
CTBMF Doctorate Not required
Clinical Stomatology Master's Not required
Clinical Stomatology Doctorate Not required
Dental Materials Master's Not required
Dental Materials Doctorate Not required
Dental Prosthetics Master's Not required
Dental Prosthetics Doctorate Not required
Endodontics Master's Not required
Endodontics Doctorate Not required
Orthodontics and Facial Orthopedics Master's Not required
Orthodontics and Facial Orthopedics Doctorate Not required
Restorative Dentistry Master's Not required
Restorative Dentistry Doctorate Not required
Research line Description
Diagnosis and applied therapies This line of research evaluates and compares complementary diagnostic methods applied to Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMS). It analyzes the results of drug therapy applied to OMS. It selects the medicinal and/or surgical therapies recommended for trauma or oral and maxillofacial pathologies.
Craniofacial growth, development and deformities This line of research focuses on studies that support the diagnosis and surgical treatment of craniofacial patients with congenital or acquired deformities.
Stomatology diagnostic methods It aims to study the diseases of the oral and maxillofacial region and their consequences through different diagnostic methods that are applicable to them, as well as the provision of deeper insights and acquisition of new methods for clinical, laboratory and imaging diagnosis.
Oral and maxillofacial diseases ¿ clinical, immunological and anatomo-pathological studies The goal is to study, through clinical and laboratory trials, the etiopathogenesis of diseases that affect the oral cavity, as well as their consequences.
Craniomandibular Disorders This line of research studies the alterations caused by occlusal disorders directly on the temporomandibular joints, and assesses, along with signs and symptoms, the most adequate means for their resolution.
Dentistry Techniques and Devices This line of research studies the different techniques and devices, fixed and removable, according to clinical situation
Etiopathogenesis and treatment of periodontal and periapical diseases To better understand the modulatory processes involved in the onset and progression of inflammatory alterations involved in pulpal, periapical and periodontal lesions, correlating them with systemic outcomes.
Growth, Development, Diagnosis and Applied Therapies This line of research will focus on studies that support the diagnosis, planning and treatment of orthodontic and facial orthopedic cases.
Orthodontic Materials and Biocompatibility This line fosters comparative studies of biocompatible dental materials with emphasis on those that are interesting to the field of orthodontics, supported by resources available from the Schools of Biosciences, Chemistry, Pharmacy and the Toxicology Institute.
Adhesive systems Mechanical tests of the bond strength of adhesive systems applied on dental surfaces and dental materials such as composite resin, ceramics and fiberglass. In situ and in vivo studies for testing the adhesive systems.
Restorative technologies and techniques The objective is to develop studies in laser, finite elements, mechanical tests of restorative materials applied in cavity preparation and the investigation of the potential of new technologies that can be incorporated to these techniques.
SPECIAL SEMINARS II
COD Workload Description
83289-02 30 This course will foster a literature-based discussion of topics related to the focus area in which the student is enrolled, by making use of their critical thinking and specific literature in order to identify the main problems involved in the development of concepts and practices of the specialty.
Professors Home time Lattes
ROGERIO MIRANDA PAGNONCELLI 27 years and 1 month Link
PAULO FLORIANI KRAMER 3 years and 7 months Link
Concentration area Type Required
CTBMF Master's Not required
CTBMF Doctorate Not required
Clinical Stomatology Master's Not required
Clinical Stomatology Doctorate Not required
Dental Materials Master's Not required
Dental Materials Doctorate Not required
Dental Prosthetics Master's Not required
Dental Prosthetics Doctorate Not required
Endodontics Master's Not required
Endodontics Doctorate Not required
Orthodontics and Facial Orthopedics Master's Not required
Orthodontics and Facial Orthopedics Doctorate Not required
Restorative Dentistry Master's Not required
Restorative Dentistry Doctorate Not required
Research line Description
Diagnosis and applied therapies This line of research evaluates and compares complementary diagnostic methods applied to Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMS). It analyzes the results of drug therapy applied to OMS. It selects the medicinal and/or surgical therapies recommended for trauma or oral and maxillofacial pathologies.
Craniofacial growth, development and deformities This line of research focuses on studies that support the diagnosis and surgical treatment of craniofacial patients with congenital or acquired deformities.
Stomatology diagnostic methods It aims to study the diseases of the oral and maxillofacial region and their consequences through different diagnostic methods that are applicable to them, as well as the provision of deeper insights and acquisition of new methods for clinical, laboratory and imaging diagnosis.
Oral and maxillofacial diseases ¿ clinical, immunological and anatomo-pathological studies The goal is to study, through clinical and laboratory trials, the etiopathogenesis of diseases that affect the oral cavity, as well as their consequences.
Craniomandibular Disorders This line of research studies the alterations caused by occlusal disorders directly on the temporomandibular joints, and assesses, along with signs and symptoms, the most adequate means for their resolution.
Dentistry Techniques and Devices This line of research studies the different techniques and devices, fixed and removable, according to clinical situation
Etiopathogenesis and treatment of periodontal and periapical diseases To better understand the modulatory processes involved in the onset and progression of inflammatory alterations involved in pulpal, periapical and periodontal lesions, correlating them with systemic outcomes.
Growth, Development, Diagnosis and Applied Therapies This line of research will focus on studies that support the diagnosis, planning and treatment of orthodontic and facial orthopedic cases.
Orthodontic Materials and Biocompatibility This line fosters comparative studies of biocompatible dental materials with emphasis on those that are interesting to the field of orthodontics, supported by resources available from the Schools of Biosciences, Chemistry, Pharmacy and the Toxicology Institute.
Adhesive systems Mechanical tests of the bond strength of adhesive systems applied on dental surfaces and dental materials such as composite resin, ceramics and fiberglass. In situ and in vivo studies for testing the adhesive systems.
Restorative technologies and techniques The objective is to develop studies in laser, finite elements, mechanical tests of restorative materials applied in cavity preparation and the investigation of the potential of new technologies that can be incorporated to these techniques.
Scientific Research Dynamics and Policies
COD Workload Description
7311B-02 30 This course intends to foster discussions on research policies in Brazil, including the assessment criteria employed by CAPES as well as scientometrics criteria. It also discusses the means for obtaining funding for scientific projects with an eye to meeting the different criteria set forth in specific projects. Additionally, one of the goals of the course is to discuss the scientific career both in Brazil and overseas and the possibilities for getting into the market. The course will discuss the differences between the areas of concentration as well as regional differences and other controversial topics in science. The peer-review process will be addressed, for both projects and scientific papers submitted to indexed journals. Part of the classes will be devoted for discussions on the ethical aspects of research, including issues such as plagiarism, co-authorship, publication of negative results, among others. Students will receive specific training to properly advise final papers as well as theses and dissertations.
Professors Home time Lattes
MARIA MARTHA CAMPOS 15 years and 6 months Link
Concentration area Type Required
Biochemical and Molecular Pharmacology Master's Not required
Biochemical and Molecular Pharmacology Doctorate Not required
Biomedical Gerontology Master's Not required
Biomedical Gerontology Doctorate Not required
CTBMF Master's Not required
CTBMF Doctorate Not required
Cellular and Molecular Biology Master's Not required
Cellular and Molecular Biology Doctorate Not required
Clinical Psychology Master's Not required
Clinical Psychology Doctorate Not required
Clinical Stomatology Master's Not required
Clinical Stomatology Doctorate Not required
Dental Materials Master's Not required
Dental Materials Doctorate Not required
Dental Prosthetics Master's Not required
Dental Prosthetics Doctorate Not required
Ecology and Evolution of Biodiversity Master's Not required
Ecology and Evolution of Biodiversity Doctorate Not required
Endodontics Master's Not required
Endodontics Doctorate Not required
Human Cognition Master's Not required
Human Cognition Doctorate Not required
Medical Practice Master's Not required
Medical Practice Doctorate Not required
Nephrology Master's Not required
Nephrology Doctorate Not required
Neurosciences Master's Not required
Neurosciences Doctorate Not required
Orthodontics and Facial Orthopedics Master's Not required
Orthodontics and Facial Orthopedics Doctorate Not required
Pediatrics Master's Not required
Pediatrics Doctorate Not required
Restorative Dentistry Master's Not required
Restorative Dentistry Doctorate Not required
Social Psychology Master's Not required
Social Psychology Doctorate Not required
Surgical Practice Master's Not required
Surgical Practice Doctorate Not required
Research line Description
Evaluation of mechanisms involved in inflammatory and nociceptive alterations This line of research is concerned with the evaluation of mechanisms involved in inflammatory and nociceptive alterations
Drug Development This line of research has been designed for the development of drugs against neglected tropical diseases (tuberculosis and malaria) and the development of drugs against chronic and degenerative diseases.
Evaluation of pharmacological targets in cancer treatment This line of research is concerned with the evaluation of pharmacological targets in cancer treatment and inflammation.
Analysis and evaluation of neurochemical and pharmacological mechanisms in neurological diseases Study of the neurochemical roots and pharmacological targets in neurological diseases.
Biological Aspects of Aging This line of research is intended for the study of basic biological characteristics that play a role in the process of aging at the molecular, cellular, biochemical, genetic and evolutionary levels, as well as their forms of interaction with environmental factors in animal models and human beings (in vitro and in vivo).
Clinical and Emotional Aspects of Aging This line is geared towards the clinical and epidemiological study of the elderly and aging. Some of the most commonly researched topics are: geriatric syndromes (cognitive impairment, postural instability, immobility, fecal incontinence, iatrogenesis, communication disorder), frailty syndrome, brain aging, mental health, osteomuscular aging, cardiometabolic risk factors and nutrition.
Social-cultural, Demographic and Bioethical Aspects of Aging This line is geared towards the study of social, cultural, economic, demographic and bioethical aspects involved in the process of aging.
Aging and Public Health This line of research is intended to study the conditions of life, health and health care received and provided to the elderly, including long-living patients. It is intended to assess primary and secondary health care services, to design of instruments for monitoring access, service routines and care provided to the elderly and long-living patients in the public health care network. Additionally, it will investigate the natural history of diseases and health conditions as well as health prevention and control, in view of the socio-demographic variables, health indicators, life styles, functional capacity, psycho-social competences and quality of life.
Diagnosis and applied therapies This line of research evaluates and compares complementary diagnostic methods applied to Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMS). It analyzes the results of drug therapy applied to OMS. It selects the medicinal and/or surgical therapies recommended for trauma or oral and maxillofacial pathologies.
Craniofacial growth, development and deformities This line of research focuses on studies that support the diagnosis and surgical treatment of craniofacial patients with congenital or acquired deformities.
Cell Structure and Metabolism To follow is a list of topics this line of research is concerned with: Characterization of plant growth-promoting rhizobacteria (PGPR) and their effects on the growth and modulation of plants' secondary metabolism. Investigation into the morphological and pathophysiological basis and treatment for several diseases, such as Parkinson's and Alzheimer's, vascular accidents, depression, PTSD, epilepsy and diabetes. Characterization of the cellular and molecular mechanisms involved in inflammation and sepsis and investigation into drugs with potential anti-inflammatory action.
Cellular and Molecular Immunology To follow is a list of topics this line of research is concerned with: Development of vaccines and immunotherapies for cancer. Study of the immunosuppressive mechanisms using heat shock proteins in autoimmune diseases and transplant rejection. Investigation of psycho-neuroendocrine determinants of premature aging and immune system in healthy elderly individuals, patients with rheumatoid arthritis and bipolar disorder. Investigation into the impacts of premature stress in cognitive functions and inflammatory markers in healthy adolescents, those with bipolar disorder, and crack and cocaine addicts.
Cellular and Molecular Characterization in Microbiology and Parasitology To follow is a list of topics this line of research is concerned with: Development of new diagnostic methods for Schistosoma mansoni and Angiostrongylus cantonensis. Identification of relevant molecules involved in the immunological recognition of the host and ectoparasites, such as Rhipicephalus microplus and others affecting cattle. Isolation, cloning and expression of cDNAs of molecules and analysis of their potential immunoprotective effect. Characterization of antimicrobial resistance, virulence and clonal relations of important human and animal pathogenic agents. Investigation of phenotypes of bacterial persistence involved in the tolerance to antimicrobial agents.
Genetics, Genomics and Bioinformatics To follow is a list of topics this line of research is concerned with: Analysis of molecular markers in complex human diseases and analysis of molecular markers for forensic purposes. Phylogeny and molecular evolution of mammals. Genetics, evolution, ecology and conservation of carnivores. Evolutionary genetics of hair color of felidae. Molecular identification of biodiversity. Evolutionary and environmental genomics.
Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology To follow is a list of topics this line of research is concerned with: Animal models (zebra fish and rodents) intended to investigate the biological bases of neuropsychiatric diseases, neurodevelopment, neurotoxicology, neuropharmacology, learning and memory. In humans: aging and neurodegeneration, cognitive impairment and its association with hormone and neurotrophin levels.
Molecular Biology in the Drug/Target Interaction To follow is a list of topics this line of research is concerned with: Control and treatment of tuberculosis (drug-resistant tuberculosis) Identification of lead compounds based on defined targets, rational development of vaccines, development and validation on new diagnostic methods of multi-drug-resistant tuberculosis and new emerging genotypes. Additionally, students will make use of computer simulations in order to analyze the protein-ligand interactions. As well as this, it will address the structural study of target proteins, analysis of protein-ligand interactions and the development of bioinformatics tools. Lastly, it will focus on a description of mechanisms involved in pain, inflammation and cancer.
Theories, Techniques and Interventions in Clinical Psychology The line of research Theories, Techniques and Intervention in Clinical Psychology relies on six research groups that investigate, throughout the life cycle, psychological assessment and treatment processes as well as the development and adaptation of instruments for psychological assessment. Quantitative, qualitative and mixed designs are applied and psychoanalytical or cognitive-behavioral theories are used as theoretical background.
Stomatology diagnostic methods It aims to study the diseases of the oral and maxillofacial region and their consequences through different diagnostic methods that are applicable to them, as well as the provision of deeper insights and acquisition of new methods for clinical, laboratory and imaging diagnosis.
Oral and maxillofacial diseases ¿ clinical, immunological and anatomo-pathological studies The goal is to study, through clinical and laboratory trials, the etiopathogenesis of diseases that affect the oral cavity, as well as their consequences.
Craniomandibular Disorders This line of research studies the alterations caused by occlusal disorders directly on the temporomandibular joints, and assesses, along with signs and symptoms, the most adequate means for their resolution.
Dentistry Techniques and Devices This line of research studies the different techniques and devices, fixed and removable, according to clinical situation
Ecology and Conservation This line of research encompasses projects focusing on ecological relationships among organisms and with their environment, including studies of autecology, ecophysiology, behavior, population dynamics and community ecology, as well as projects aiming to provide scientific bases for biodiversity conservation strategies.
Applied Ecology This line of research encompasses ecological projects that focus on applied problems in environmental, economic, sanitary and/or social contexts, including studies addressing topics in ecophysiology, ecotoxicology, behavioral ecology and One Health.
Systematics and Evolution This line of research encompasses projects focusing on the evolution of biodiversity, including studies addressing questions in systematics (morphological and molecular), taxonomy, comparative morphology, paleontology, evolutionary genetics and comparative genomics.
Etiopathogenesis and treatment of periodontal and periapical diseases To better understand the modulatory processes involved in the onset and progression of inflammatory alterations involved in pulpal, periapical and periodontal lesions, correlating them with systemic outcomes.
Applied and Basic Cognitive Processes Esta línea de investigación se dedica al estudio básico y aplicado de la cognición humana. La principal teoría de apoyo es la Psicología Cognitiva amparada por los presupuestos del método experimental.
Psychobiology, Neuropsychology and Behavior This line of research focuses on studying the relationship between the psychobiological and neurocognitive mechanisms related to behavior.
Extra-renal dialysis and transplatation This line of research is intended for the study of different modalities of renal replacement therapies, with emphasis on organ transplantation, especially when it comes to immunology of transplants.
Clinical nephrology and arterial hypertension This line of research will address topics related to several aspects of clinical nephrology, renal function, arterial hypertension, renal and metabolic diseases.
Molecular Biology, immunology and stem cell This line of research is concerned with the study of molecular alterations in tumors, mainly those affecting the digestive and respiratory systems, through PCR techniques in real time, immunohistochemistry, flow cytometry and cell cultivation. It will also look at Cell Therapy and Tissue Engineering.
Cardiology/Risk Factors and genetics factors in cardiovascular diseases This line of research is concerned with assessing risk factors for cardiovascular surgeries using markers; traditional risk factors (dyslipidemias, arterial hypertension, diabetes, smoke addiction) and potential emerging ones (apolipoprotein B,small and dense LDL cholesterol) in coronary heart diseases.
Cardiology/Cellular therapy This line of research is intended to assess the efficiency and safety of autologous implants of bone marrow stem cells in patients suffering from dilated cardiomyopathy and in patients suffering from acute myocardial infarction.
Cellular metabolism and membrane transport in renal and metabolic diseases (or disease states) This line of research is designed for the study of physiopathogenic mechanisms of several renal and metabolic diseases.
Training and Faculty Development in Health
Respiratory Diseases / Smoking and smoking-related diseases This line of research will address the determining factors of success/failure in smoking cessation; it will assess the role of genetics in the experimentation, maintenance and cessation of smoking; it will test the efficacy of different therapies.
Study abdomen adult and elderly healthy and sick with new technologies in Diagnostic Imaging First of all, this line of research is intended to introduce students to different abdominal organs in advanced imaging modalities, such as magnetic resonance and positron emission tomography. It is intended to study the normal anatomy of these organs and tissues and their anatomic variations, thus allowing for a comparison between healthy and unhealthy individuals. With this, we intent to provide deeper insights into the abdomen's normal anatomy and its anatomic variation through new imaging technologies. Additionally, this line of research will determine the diagnostic imaging accuracy of gastrointestinal tract and urinary system diseases. We are intent on reaching an earlier and more precise diagnosis of the diseases of adult and elderly patients, thus increasing their survival. It has been designed to produce researchers and professors who want to work within this line of research responsible for studying the most common diseases in our population.
Clinical Epidemiology This area of concentration is intended to develop research in clinical epidemiology focusing on its methodological and clinical aspects. This line of research intends to encourage the development of research projects that contribute to the progress in identification, intervention and promotion of determinants of the health-disease process in human population.
Functional and Molecular Image of the Body Functional imaging is the state-of-the-art in diagnostic imaging. Magnetic Resonance made a giant leap in that direction through the employment of ultra-rapid acquisition techniques, which have enabled the measurement of variations in oxygen consumption levels arising from the BOLD effect and an estimation of the cellularity of tissues through the diffusion technique. PET has enabled Nuclear Medicine to measure the level of consumption of glucose in the tissue, by making use of ionizing radiation. It is largely employed in the investigation of tumors and metastasis, which have naturally increased the consumption of glucose due to a larger metabolic level. More recently, the Dynamic PET has enabled the assessment of the consumption of glucose over time and the measurement of the most active regions more precisely.
Epidemiology and Environmental Health This course is intended to encourage the development of research into the area of epidemiology and environmental health with an eye to the methodological and clinical aspects. This line of research seeks to encourage the development of research projects that contribute to the advancement of the identification, intervention and promotion of the determinants of the health-disease process in human population.
Technological Innovations in the Health Area Curently, we are seeing worldwide the fast development of technologies, proceedings and medicines focus at the most effective treatment of diseases and the restoration of health. This accelerated step with which medical knowledge progresses makes it necessary to create a new mentality in medical training, stimulating curiosity, the active search for knowledge and constant updating. The number and complexity of the scientific processes that lead to this evolution are also worthy of attention, both due to the need for training to understand them, as well as the work opportunity they represent for doctors in general.
Neurology/ stem cells This line of research is concerned with the assessment of the possibility of regeneration of central and peripheral neurological injuries resulting from neurodegenerative diseases, with somatic stem cells, as well as with the study of the structural and functional mechanisms of regeneration from injuries.
Behavioral neurology and neuropsychiatry This line of research will look at the neurobiology of psychiatric diseases and behavioral alterations in major neurological diseases.
Cognitive brain imaging This line of research will look at the development of new techniques for the analysis of neuroimaging and studies of neural bases of superior cognitive processes (for instance, language comprehension and acquisition, executive functions, spatial reasoning).
Neurotoxic activity of ureases and derived peptides This line of research will address the neurotoxic and pro-inflammatory activities of ureases of different organisms. It will also address the methodologies of study of neurotoxicity relying on the use of insects-models. As well as this, it will look at ureases as virulence factors for pathogenic microorganisms, especially bacteria Helicobacter pylori and Proteus mirabilis and Cryptococcu yeasts.
Neuroinflammation/Multiple Sclerosis/ neuromyelitis optica The inflammation resulting from neurological diseases may be primarily involved with the physiopathology of immunomediated diseases of the nervous system, such as multiple sclerosis, neuromyelitis optica, ADEM - acute demyelinating encephalomyelitis, Guillain-Barré syndrome, autoimmune encephalitis and some neurological complications resulting directly or indirectly from viral or bacterial infections (e.g. meningoencephalitis). In other diseases, the inflammation plays a major role, but less clear than it is in strokes and in degenerative diseases of the central nervous system. The deregulation in the immune system, be it either temporary or permanent, may lead to injuries in the brain, bone marrow and peripheral nerves that cause permanent neuronal damage with the risk of aftereffects and permanent incapacity. By relying on advanced methods in molecular biology associated with clinical and imaging assessment (magnetic resonance, nuclear medicine), we have conducted research that is intended to understand the intrinsic and extrinsic mechanisms that lead to an increase of pro-inflammatory substances such as cytokines, chemokines, the production of autoantibodies, complement system activation, proliferation / maturation of autoreactive lymphocytes T and B, microglial activation and the alteration of the blood-brain barrier. Besides, we have conducted research for the identification of specific biomarkers for each disease which may assist in the establishment of better diagnosis/prognosis and in experimental animal models for the study of physiopathology and innovative therapeutic interventions.
Epilepsy This line of research will cover clinical and electroencephalographic, pharmacological, neuroimaging and surgical studies in the realm of epilepsy. The direct involvement of São Lucas Hospital with the diagnosis, clinical treatment and epilepsy surgery opens interesting perspectives of investigation, seeking diagnostic refinement, new treatment options and the correlations of epileptic syndromes with structural alterations of the brain.
The central nervous system (CNS) formation stages can be considered a great concert with the regency of different signaling molecules that trigger a cascade of dependent and complementary processes until the formation of all CNS structures as well as their different functionalities. The human brain is a puzzle of more than 100 billion pieces that must be accurately directed to its unique and specific location. The studies of Molecurar Bases of Embryonic Neurogenesis presents a comprehensive view of understanding the CNS, from its embryonic formation to neurogenesis in the adult brain, guiding clinical and pathological situations related to cerebral malformations and new therapeutic alternatives for CNS recovery. The use of molecular techniques as next-generation sequencing (NGS), super arrays, relative expression, genotyping, etc., are used to describe signaling pathways, genesis of pathologies, and application of precision medicine for the treatment of various diseases. The cell reprogramming at the embryonic level through the generation of induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSC) helps to understand embryonic neurogenesis and screening of new drugs for the treatment of alterations during the formation of the central nervous system and its associated pathologies
Growth, Development, Diagnosis and Applied Therapies This line of research will focus on studies that support the diagnosis, planning and treatment of orthodontic and facial orthopedic cases.
Orthodontic Materials and Biocompatibility This line fosters comparative studies of biocompatible dental materials with emphasis on those that are interesting to the field of orthodontics, supported by resources available from the Schools of Biosciences, Chemistry, Pharmacy and the Toxicology Institute.
Asthma: epidemiology, genetics and the study of basic mechanisms Epidemiology of asthma in different populations.
Respiratory Failure Etiopathogenesis, epidemiology, diagnosis and management of high impact respiratory infections in the pediatric population.
Stem cells and neurodegenerative diseases To assess the possibility of recovery of central and peripheral neurological lesions resulting from neurodegenerative diseases with somatic stem cells, as well as to study the mechanisms of structural and functional recovery of lesions.
Diagnostic and Therapeutic Interventions in Newborn Infants It addresses interventions in neonatal respiratory diseases, infectious diseases and nutrition disorders.
Pediatric Clinical and Experimental Epilesy Study of epileptic syndromes that begin during childhood including etiology, pathophysiology, characterization of specific syndromes, complementary investigation, comorbidities, treatment (clinical and surgical) and evaluation / development of new antiepileptic drugs. The experimental approach uses an in vitro and in vivo model of electrophysiology and immunohistochemistry, as well as a model to verify the effects of early seizures in the developing CNS.
Clinical Epidemiology applied to child health issues Study the validity of signs, symptoms and screening and diagnostic tests; and epidemiological indicators of childhood diseases and disorders, such as incidence, prevalence and mortality, relating them to etiological and prognostic factors.
Prematurity: impact in lung development and immune response To address pulmonary growth and development, focusing on the direct and indirect effects of prematurity on the lung.
Epigenetic and Molecular Mechanisms of Developmental Stress To investigate epigenetic and molecular mechanisms related to neurocognitive and behavioral development after exposure to early stress.
Cystic Fibrosis: epidemiology, genetics and therapeutics Epidemiology, genetic diagnosis and therapy of childhood lung diseases.
Tumor Immunology To study tumor immunology
Functional evaluation and rehabilitation in chronic respiratory diseases Research in the area of ​​functional assessment and rehabilitation of patients with chronic diseases, such as cystic fibrosis and asthma. It focuses on aspects such as physical activity and physical inactivity, pulmonary function, musculoskeletal development, obesity and quality of life.
Behavioral and Developmental Neurology Study of ontogenesis and bioelectrogenesis of the Central Nervous System. It evaluates, through polysomnography, the physiological changes and gestational age dependent and the influence of neonatal neurological disorders in the process of organization of brain electrical activity. It evaluates the neurological follow-up of premature newborns, considering the effects of prematurity on neuropsychomotor development. It evaluates the follow-up of term neonates with congenital infectious pathologies and hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy. Includes study of sleep and its disorders through the evaluation of clinical and neurophysiological characteristics forming the basis for understanding sleep medicine in childhood.
Immune responses to respiratory viral infections To analyze immune response to viral respiratory infections.
Stress and development It studies the mechanisms and development of possible therapies to prevent and / or treat the effects of early life interventions and their repercussions on the organism's development. It uses experimental research resources to study stress, inflammation, respiratory diseases, systems development, physical activity and their relationships with the life-long effects of perinatal changes.
Evaluation of the impact of interventions in early stages of development on neurochemical mechanisms and reflexes on behavior in juvenile and adult phase using animal models.
Research on the role of inflammation and the immune system in neurological diseases. Investigation of genetic and environmental factors. Development of experimental models, research on biomarkers, neurodegenerative processes, cognitive assessment and neuroimaging (magnetic resonance imaging and nuclear medicine) in diseases such as multiple sclerosis, optic neuromyelitis, anti-MOG-associated disease, acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM) and autoimmune encephalitis.
The line is designed to study all aspects related to therapy, prognosis and humanization in Pediatric Intensive Care and Emergency Units. It also includes study of aspects that refer to the professionals and management processes involved within these units.
Adhesive systems Mechanical tests of the bond strength of adhesive systems applied on dental surfaces and dental materials such as composite resin, ceramics and fiberglass. In situ and in vivo studies for testing the adhesive systems.
Restorative technologies and techniques The objective is to develop studies in laser, finite elements, mechanical tests of restorative materials applied in cavity preparation and the investigation of the potential of new technologies that can be incorporated to these techniques.
Social Psychology and Health: Individuals, Groups and Institutions The research groups in this line of research aim to study and conduct research on the psychosocial dimensions of health, the group processes and organizations and the institutional relationship between subjects, groups and institutions aiming to shed light on the processes of health/sickness in different social contexts. The theoretical-methodological approaches are primarily based on Cognitive Social Psychology, Complex Social and Systemic Epidemiology.
Psychosocial Processes: Identities, Practices and Contexts The research groups in this line aim to produce investigation focused on studying the psychosocial processes, from a sociohistorical perspective. Issues related to contemporary identity markers that connect to time, space and imaginary are addressed. The focus of interest lies in the different possibilities of expression/meaning of culture in day-to-day life, associated with the creation of perspectives for comprehension and analysis.
Obesity and Metabolic Syndrome This line is concerned with research in the area of obesity and metabolic syndrome with consequences in co-morbidities involved or related to the aforementioned pathologies.
Epidemiological, Clinicopathological, Radiological and Molecular aspects of malignant neoplasms. This area of concentration is intended to describe patients who suffer from malignant neoplasms in their different clinical stages, as well as to assess their clinical outcome by looking at the clinical, histopathological, radiological and molecular variables. Studies in this area may be accountable for addressing some issues that are still controversial among the scientific community.
Videolaparoscopic Surgery This area of concentration is intended to assess the advantages of the procedures conducted using less invasive techniques.
Skills for Teaching in Dentistry
COD Workload Description
1968R-02 30 The discipline is focused on training graduate students for teaching, by stimulating discussions about their role in the undergraduate dentistry course. Throughout the course, teaching methodologies, teacher skills and the role of planning for the construction of knowledge, teaching-learning and assessment processes will be discussed. The program will address teaching planning based on the National Curriculum Guidelines for undergraduate dentistry courses, the discussion of Pedagogical Course Projects and the elaboration of teaching/discipline and class plans. Finally, the student will have the opportunity to exercise and improve their teaching skills.
No offer for current semester
Concentration area Type Required
CTBMF Master's Not required
CTBMF Doctorate Not required
Clinical Stomatology Master's Not required
Clinical Stomatology Doctorate Not required
Dental Materials Master's Not required
Dental Materials Doctorate Not required
Dental Prosthetics Master's Not required
Dental Prosthetics Doctorate Not required
Endodontics Master's Not required
Endodontics Doctorate Not required
Orthodontics and Facial Orthopedics Master's Not required
Orthodontics and Facial Orthopedics Doctorate Not required
Restorative Dentistry Master's Not required
Restorative Dentistry Doctorate Not required
Research line Description
Diagnosis and applied therapies This line of research evaluates and compares complementary diagnostic methods applied to Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMS). It analyzes the results of drug therapy applied to OMS. It selects the medicinal and/or surgical therapies recommended for trauma or oral and maxillofacial pathologies.
Craniofacial growth, development and deformities This line of research focuses on studies that support the diagnosis and surgical treatment of craniofacial patients with congenital or acquired deformities.
Stomatology diagnostic methods It aims to study the diseases of the oral and maxillofacial region and their consequences through different diagnostic methods that are applicable to them, as well as the provision of deeper insights and acquisition of new methods for clinical, laboratory and imaging diagnosis.
Oral and maxillofacial diseases ¿ clinical, immunological and anatomo-pathological studies The goal is to study, through clinical and laboratory trials, the etiopathogenesis of diseases that affect the oral cavity, as well as their consequences.
Craniomandibular Disorders This line of research studies the alterations caused by occlusal disorders directly on the temporomandibular joints, and assesses, along with signs and symptoms, the most adequate means for their resolution.
Dentistry Techniques and Devices This line of research studies the different techniques and devices, fixed and removable, according to clinical situation
Etiopathogenesis and treatment of periodontal and periapical diseases To better understand the modulatory processes involved in the onset and progression of inflammatory alterations involved in pulpal, periapical and periodontal lesions, correlating them with systemic outcomes.
Growth, Development, Diagnosis and Applied Therapies This line of research will focus on studies that support the diagnosis, planning and treatment of orthodontic and facial orthopedic cases.
Orthodontic Materials and Biocompatibility This line fosters comparative studies of biocompatible dental materials with emphasis on those that are interesting to the field of orthodontics, supported by resources available from the Schools of Biosciences, Chemistry, Pharmacy and the Toxicology Institute.
Adhesive systems Mechanical tests of the bond strength of adhesive systems applied on dental surfaces and dental materials such as composite resin, ceramics and fiberglass. In situ and in vivo studies for testing the adhesive systems.
Restorative technologies and techniques The objective is to develop studies in laser, finite elements, mechanical tests of restorative materials applied in cavity preparation and the investigation of the potential of new technologies that can be incorporated to these techniques.