Andrei Mayer

Andrei Mayer, PhD


Federal University Of Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro, RJ Brazil


Received his B.Sc. in Biology (2010), his MSc (2012) and PhD (2016) from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. He further conducted postdoctoral training at the same university. Currently is an Assistant Professor of Neuroscience at the Federal University of Santa Catarina. Current member of the Brazillian Networkf of Science for Education. He's research experiences and interests are: (1) neuroscience applied to teaching and learning; and (2) neurobiology of manual behaviors and tool use. For this research, he uses a multidisciplinary approach with electrophysiology, anatomy and behavioral testing techniques, in human and non-human primates models (marmosets and capuchin monkeys). In addition, he also develops scientific popularization activities, with focus on text materials for websites and social media, and videos and live streams on YouTube. He is currently supervising two PhD, three MSc, and two undergrad students.

Neuroscience Sub-Discipline
Behavioral Neuroscience
Cognitive Neuroscience
History, Teaching, Public Awareness, and Societal
Analysis of Behavior and Cognition in Non-human Animals
Electrophysiology (unit activity)
Histochemistry and Tracing
Imaging (microscopy)

Awards & Fellowships

Award NameAward Participant StatusEnd Date
SfN-IBRO International Travel AwardsWinner12/31/2016

SfN Service History

CommitteeTitleMember Status
Public Education & Communication CommitteeMemberCurrent