Pós-Graduação em Biologia de Sistemas

+55 11 3091-7258

Prof. Dr. Julio Cesar Batista Ferreira
  • Professor Associado
  • Depto Anatomia – ICB III / USP
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Metabolism and drug discovery


Dr. Julio CB Ferreira leads a multi-disciplinary group that spans basic to translational research. His lab research focuses in understanding the role of mitochondria in integrating intracellular signals that affect function, morphology and life/death decision of somatic cells. Ferreira’s lab uses different molecular, biochemical and physiological approaches to discover new mitochondrial-related targets that affect cell biology. These studies will help to develop more powerful and selective molecules to treat diseases. His lab recently designed selective peptides that interfere with protein-protein interactions to study signal transduction in normal and disease states (i.e. cardiac diseases). More recently, research in his lab focuses on the validation of small molecule activators of aldehyde dehydrogenases, a family of detoxifying enzymes that are involved in a variety of human diseases. His group recently found that aldehydes strongly affects progenitor cell fate decisions.