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Norberto Garcia Cairasco


Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Faculdade de Medicina de Ribeirão Preto (FMRP)  (Institutional affiliation from the last research proposal)
Birthplace: Colômbia

Norberto Garcia-Cairasco is a Biology Undergraduate from the Science Faculty at the Universidad Del Valle (1976), at Cali Colombia. He got his Master (1982) and his PhD (1984) degrees in Physiology (Neurophysiology) at the Ribeirão Preto School of Medicine at the Ribeirão Preto, São Paulo, Brazil. He did his Post-Doctoral training (1988-1990) at the Neurology Department of the Duke Medical Center at Duke University, North Carolina,USA, under the supervision of James O. McNamara. In 2011 he was promoted to the Category of Associate Professor (Livre Docente). Since November 2013 was promoted to the Category of Full Professor (MS-6, em R.D.I.D.P), at the Departament of Physiology at the Ribeirão School of Medicine of the UNiversity of São Paulo. He is currently Adviser at the Graduate Programs (PROEX-CAPES) in Physiology and Neurology/Neurosciencie at the same Medical School and is the Coordinator of the Graduate Program in Physiology. He was elected Senior Member of the Neurobiology Commission of the International League Against Epilepsy (2013-2017) and is Member of the Editorial Board of the Journal Epilepsy Behavior, acting as Guest-Editor of the Supplement "International Symposium NEWroscience 2008. Contemporary Neuroscience, Epilepsy and the Arts (published in 2009; 11 Articles)) and of the Special Issue "International Symposium NEWroscience 2013. Epilepsies: Complexity and Comorbidities" (published in 2014; 23 Articles). He has experience in the Area of Physiology,with emphasis in Neurophysiology, acting mainly and in an integrated manner in the following themes: Behavioral (Quantitative Neuroethology), Eletrophysiological, Cellular and Molecular Characterization of Alterations of the Motor Control, among them the Epilepsies (Basic and Clinic), Experimental models of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders and of Parkinson Disease.In addition, he studies Plasticity of the Auditory System and Sensory-Motor and Sensory-Limbic Integration. The above research lines have evolved to Studies of Systems Complexity in the Neuroscience, thanks to collaborative Projects in Computational Neuroscience. He also coordinates and executes activities in the Neuroscience Arts interface and is a Member, invited by the Brazilian Society for Neuroscience and Behavior (SBNeC) of the National Commission of the "Semana Nacional do Cérebro" the brazilian counterpart of the Worldwide known "Brain Awareness Week" (Semana Mundial do Cérebro), which internationally is supported by the Dana Foundation for Brain Initiatives, the Society for Neuroscience (SfN) and the International Brain Research Organization (IBRO). NGC is a Member of both SfN and IBRO. (Source: Lattes Curriculum)

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