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Federal University of Rio de Janeiro
De Mello obtained his BSc in biochemistry in 1968, MD in 1972, MSc in biophysics in 1973 and PhD in 1980. He is professor of biophysics at the Instituto de Biofísica Carlos Chagas Filho since 1993 and head of the Laboratory of Neurochemistry since 1982. He was previously: Fogarty visiting scientist at the National Institutes of Health from 1973-76; assistant professor, vice director, and director at the Instituto de Biofísica Carlos Chagas Filho between 1978-97; research associate professor at Northwestern University between 1984-86; and Guggenheim fellow in 1984. He was awarded the Gustavo Lessa Award from the Brazilian-American Institute in 1982. He is a member of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences and the Latin American Academy of Sciences. In April 2015 he became Emeritus Professor at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro.
Sustainable Development Goals:
3 - Good health and well-being
4 - Quality education
Biochemistry; developing Central Nervous System (CNS); mechanism of neurotransmitter synthesis, release and action; embryonic CNS; dopamine; GABA; excitatory aminoacids.
Section:04-Medical and Health Sciences incl. Neurosciences