Marcio Vinicius Fagundes Donadio

Schools: School of Medicine
Graduate Programs: Cellular and Molecular Biology Graduate Program Pediatrics and Child Health Graduate Program


Physical Therapist graduated at the Methodist University Center (2000), PhD in Biological Sciences (Physiology) at Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (2006) and Post-doctorate at the University of Edinburgh (2010 ). Currently teaches full scheme at Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul, linked to the Undergraduate Physiotherapy Course (School of Science and Health). Supervisor in the Graduate Program in Pediatrics and Child Health and in the Graduate Program in Cellular and Molecular Biology. Editor in Chief of the Journal of Science & Health, Member of the Scientific Committee of the School of Science and Health, Member of the research ethics committee at PUCRS and reviewer for journals such as Respiratory Care, The Journal of Pediatrics, Pediatric Pulmonology, Plos One, Reproduction, Fertility and Development and the Brazilian Journal of Pulmonology. Research actuation in the Infant Center studying the mechanisms involved in the effects of stress on the development and also in the area of functional capacity and rehabilitation in chronic respiratory diseases, focusing on cystic fibrosis and asthma, working with both clinical studies and experimental models. Coordinator of the Pediatric Physical Activity Laboratory and researcher with a fellowship from CNPq (PQ, category 2).

Areas of interest


Concentration Areas and Lines Research

Cellular and Molecular Biology

- Cell Structure and Metabolism


- Asthma: epidemiology, genetics and the study of basic mechanisms


- Cystic Fibrosis: epidemiology, genetics and therapeutics


- Functional evaluation and rehabilitation in chronic respiratory diseases


- Prematurity: impact in lung development and immune response


- Stress and development

Research Structures

Research Group

- Research Group on Functional Evaluation, Physical Activity and Child and Adolescent Development

Research Laboratories

- Laboratory of Pediatric Physical Activity