On-going research projects:
Behavioral, functional and morphological characterization of genetically-induced toxic cardioneuromyopathies (MPTP) in mice with high expression of human alpha-synuclein. A possible study model for Parkinson’s disease.
Biochemical and histoquantitive evaluation of diabetic nephropathy and of the pancreas in rats treated with physical exercise and insulin therapy
Quantitative morphogenetic evaluation of intestinal innervation in foals with ileo-colonic aganglionosis. A possible study model for Hirschsprung’s disease
Innervation of the cerebral vessels in capybaras and rats during maturing and ageing phases. Capybaras can be used as a possible model for studying cerebral vascular accidents
Morphoquantitative effects of physical activity in the extrinsic innervation of the hearts of diabetic rats
Quantification of post-natal neurogenesis in the sympathetic nervous system of wild Brazilian rodents; is it mediated by neuronal proliferation?
Response of the canine myocardium to endocardiosis of the left cardiac valve (mitral): hypertrophy vs. cellular proliferation?
Effects of ageing on the intrinsic and extrinsic cardiac innervation of guinea pigs
Effects of physical exercise on cardiac innervation (stellate ganglion and cardiac neurons) in rats.
On-going M. Sc. projects:
On-going PhD. projects:
Plasticity of cardiac innervation during postnatal development in preás (Gálea spixii, Wangler, 1831).
Effects of post-natal development (maturation and ageing) in the myocardium and intrinsic cardiac innervation of agoutis (Dasyprocta aguti - Linnaeus, 1766) and Spix’s yellow-toothed cavies (Galea spixii - Wagler, 1831). Morphoquantitative assessment with an emphasis on proliferation mechanisms and tissue repair.
Morphoquantitative and functional evaluation of the kidneys of diabetic rats submitted to physical exercise and insulin therapy.
3-nitropropionic (3-NP) acid-induced cardiomyopathy in mice. A possible model for studying Huntington’s disease (HD).
Stereological evaluation of microstruture in the liver of animals denutrition of followed by proteic renutrition
Physical exercise reverses loss neurons in the celiac ganglion in diabetic rats (Diabetes Mellitus)
Quantitative morphogenetic evaluation of the submucous and myocentric plexus of the ileum of horses with aganglionosis
Quantitative morphogenetic evaluation of the submucous and myocentric plexus of the ileum of horses with ileo-colonic aganglionosis
Cardiac denervation induced by MPTP: a possible model to study Parkinson's disease