Current projects

Supervised by Dr. A. Rafacho

1. Effects of metformin and sitagliptin on the metabolic dysfunctions caused by glucocorticoid excess. Student involved: Francielle Battista Duarte Ferreita

2. Glucose and lipid homeostasis in rats with parkinson’s-like phenotype induced MPTP. Student involved: Felipe Azevedo Gomes

3. Impact of organophosphorate pesticide on glucose homeostasis during gestational period. Student involved: Maciel Alencar Bruxel and Flavia N da Silva

4. Distribution and mass of pancreatic endocrine cells in bats: a functional and structural approach based in different diet habits. Student involved: Guilherme Durante Cruz

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Supervised by Dr. E.A. Nunes

1. Ingestion of leucine and beta-hydroxy-beta-methylbutyrate: potential effects on metabolic flexibility in metabolic syndrome pre-clinical models. Students involved: Henver Simionato Brunetta

2. Effects of the supplementation with oils containing palmitoleic acid on metabolic and immunological changes induced by cafeteria diet.  Students involved: Thayz Rodrigues Chagas and Amanda Marreiro

3. Effects of supplementation with fish oil during chemotherapy in patients with colon cancer. Students involved: Carolina de Quadros Camargo

4. Ingestion of palmitoleic acid-enriched oil in diet-induced obesity preclinical models.  Students involved: Natália Engroff do Canto and Thayz Rodrigues Chagas

5. Diet inflammatory potential and recovery from eccentric exercise-induced muscle damage.  Students involved: Cinthia Rejane Corrêa