Mychael V. Lourenco

Mychael V. Lourenco, PhD


Regular Assistant Professor Federal University of Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro, RJ Brazil



I received my BSc in Genetics (2010), MSc in Biochemistry (2012) and PhD in Biochemistry/Neuroscience (2016) from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. I did my postdoctoral training in molecular mechanisms of Alzheimer's disease at the same University. I am an Assistant Professor at the Institute of Medical Biochemistry Leopoldo de Meis at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. I have been conducting research in Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience, with emphasis on cellular mechanisms underlying neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer's disease. My main question relates to mechanisms driving synapse failure in neurodegeneration. Member of SfN since 2010.

Neuroscience Sub-Discipline
Behavioral Neuroscience
Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience
Cognitive Neuroscience
Disorders of the Nervous System
Neural / Synaptic Structure and Function
Neuropharmacology and Neurochemistry
Analysis of Behavior and Cognition in Non-human Animals
Cell Culture
Histochemistry and Tracing
Imaging (microscopy)
Molecular Approaches
Optical methods
Species: Vertebrate
Therapeutic Techniques
Research Areas
Integrative Physiology and Behavior
Neural Excitability, Synapses and Glia
Neurodegenerative Disorders and Injury

Awards & Fellowships

Award NameAward Participant StatusEnd Date
SfN-IBRO International Travel AwardsWinner12/31/2017
SfN-IBRO International Travel AwardsWinner12/31/2014

SfN Service History

CommitteeTitleMember Status
Trainee Professional Development Awards Selection CommitteeMemberPast
Trainee Advisory CommitteeMemberPast
Online Programs Steering CommitteeMemberPast
Global Membership CommitteeMemberCurrent