Regis Gemerasca Mestriner

Schools: School of Health and Life Sciences
Graduate Programs: Biomedical Gerontology Graduate Program Cellular and Molecular Biology Graduate Program


I received a degree in Physiotherapy (2007) from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS). After which I completed an MSc (2010) and PhD (2013) in Biological Sciences: Physiology at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul. Recently, I returned from a postdoctoral fellowship in Neurorehabilitation Sciences at University of Salford – Manchester, UK (2017). Currently, I am a full-time professor in the School of Health Sciences at PUCRS; research supervisor on the Graduate Program in Biomedical Gerontology and Graduate Program in Cellular and Molecular Biology; and Project Coordinator in the Office of the Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies. My research goals are to translate the neuroscientific principles of movement adaptability at the cellular and molecular level to rehabilitation strategies, using a bench-to-bedside approach, focusing on stroke, Parkinson’s Disease and aging. My work spans basic laboratory experiments in animal models (behavioral performance and neuroplasticity) and clinical investigation (testing assessment methods and the effectiveness of rehabilitation paradigms).

Areas of interest


Concentration Areas and Lines Research

Biomedical Gerontology

- Biological Aspects of Aging

Biomedical Gerontology

- Clinical and Emotional Aspects of Aging

Cellular and Molecular Biology

- Cell Structure and Metabolism

Research Structures

Research Group

- Neuroplasticity and Rehabilitation Research Group