João Bosco Pesquero (Chair)
JBP holds a bachelor's degree in Chemistry at the University of São Paulo (1986), master's degree and PhD in Biological Sciences (Molecular Biology) at the Federal University of São Paulo (1989 and 1992, respectively) and post-doctoral position in molecular biology at the University of Heidelberg and Max-Delbrück Institute for molecular Medicine in Berlin, Germany. Is currently Full Professor in the Department of Biophysics at Federal University of São Paulo. Has experience in
Biochemistry, Molecular Biology with emphasis on the following topics: kallikrein-kinin system, renin-angiotensin system, molecular biology of genetic diseases and genetics of sports. Coordinator of the Project Athletes of the Future, the Omics in Sports. Founding partner of the Biotechnology Company Proteobrás Biotechnology Development Ltd. (www.proteobras.com.br) and Exxtend - Solution in Oligos (www.exxtend.com.br).
José Roberto Jardim
Associate Professor, Director of the Pulmonary Rehabilitation Centre and Former Head of the Respiratory Diseases Division at Escola Paulista de Medicina of Federal University of São Paulo, Brazil. Professor Jardim graduated in medicine in 1970 at the Escola Paulista de Medicina, Federal University of São Paulo, Brazil, where he was later awarded his PhD in medical sciences. He has also completed a 2-year fellowship in respiratory pathophysiology from McGill University in Montreal, Canada. Professor Jardim has been Director of the Brazilian Thoracic Society (SBPT) leading the Education Department twice, and served as Chairman of the COPD Committee 3 times. He has also been a member of the Planning Committee of the Rehabilitation Assembly of American Thoracic Society (ATS), and has servedt at the Nominating Committee. Professor Jardim is past-President of the Latin American Thoracic Society (ALAT) fo wom terms and has served on the Board of Directors of American Thoracic Society representing the international community. He is currently on the Editorial Boards for several Brazilian and International Journals and has recently published a book on rehabilitation. His main interests are in asthma, COPD and pulmonary rehabilitation.
Maria José da Silva Fernandes
Biologist, PhD in Neuroscience, is an Associate Professor at the Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery of UNIFESP. Area of expertise is Neurophysiology and the main topics are: Neurodegeneration and neuroregeneration, Temporal lobe epilepsy, Neurochemistry and Proteomics. Review service for Federal and other granting agences: CNPq, CAPES, FAPESP, the Ministry of Health (PPSUS), Inserm. Supervises students from IC, MSc, PhD, and postdoctoral position at post-graduate program in Neurology / Neuroscience UNIFESP ( CAPES - 6). Institutional Administratives Responsabilities: member of the Congregation of the Paulista School of Medicine (2015-2017 ), the trustee board (2013-2015) and the planning board of the UNIFESP (2013-2017). Holds the position of chief of staff of the rectory (early 2013). She held positions on the board of the Professor´s Association of UNIFESP (ADUNIFESP) since 2005 and was President from 2009 to 2011.
Maria Stella Peccin
Bachelors in Physical Therapy (Faculdade de Ciências da Saúde do Instituto de Porto Alegre - 1990), Specialist in ‘Superior Education Methodology’ and in the ‘Locomotor System in Sports’. Master’s in Rehabilitation (Federal University of Sao Paulo [UNIFESP] - 2001) and PhD in Sciences in the Department of Internal Medicine and Therapeutics (Federal University of Sao Paulo [UNIFESP] - 2005). Former Chairwoman for the Department of Human Movement Sciences (UNIFESP, 2011-2014). Currently serving as a researcher at the Brazilian Cochrane Centre, professor and mentor for the graduate program in Evidence-based health care and interdisciplinary in Health Sciences (UNIFESP). Coordinator for the multi-professional residency program in Orthopedics and Traumatology (UNIFESP). Coordinator for the ‘Project Health and Sports: an interdisciplinary approach partnered with the pro-sports Foundation of Santos’. Areas of expertise include but are not limited to Education and Health focusing on evidence-based practice, research methodology, musculoskeletal and sports rehabilitation (assessment, promotion, prevention and recovery).
Sergio Luiz Domingues Cravo
Degree in Physical Therapy from the Catholic University of Campinas (PUCC, 1978), MS in Human Physiology at the Institute of Biomedical Sciences, University of São Paulo (ICB-USP, 1982), Doctor of Science by ICB-USP (1987) both under the direction Prof. Dr. Cesar Timo-Iaria. Post doctorate by the Department of Neurology, Cornell University Medical College (New York, USA) with Donald J. Reis and Shaum F. Morrison (1987-1989). Assistant Professor, Department of Physiology ICB-USP (1983-1992). Associate Professor, Department of Physiology at the Federal University of São Paulo (UNIFESP, 1992-2001). He is currently Associate Professor (Associate Professor) of the Department of Physiology at the Paulista School of Medicine, Federal University of São Paulo (UNIFESP 2001 -present). Operates mainly in the area of neural regulation of cardiovascular system, with emphasis on: 1. the role of vasomotor centers of the bulb in regulating blood pressure and blood volume; B. pathophysiological mechanisms of cardiovascular disorders associated with obstructive sleep apnea.