Journal of Developing Drugs

Journal of Developing Drugs
Open Access

ISSN: 2329-6631

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Mauricio Peña Cunha

Mauricio Peña Cunha
Department of Biochemistry Center of Biological Sciences Federal University of Santa Catarina Florianópolis Santa Catarina


Prof/Dr Mauricio Peña Cunha has received his PhD in Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil during the period of 2011-2014. Currently, he is working as senior research in department of Biochemistry of Federal University of Santa Catarina. He has successfully completed his Administrative responsibilities as supervisor of Ph.D. thesis and masters dissertation in Neuroscience and Biochemistry Graduate Program of Federal University of Santa Catarina. His research has included biochemical and behavioral analysis of compounds with antidepressant properties, including vitamins, metals, phytotherapics, aminoacids, classic antidepressants and new agents with antidepressant effect. Based on this research and fellowship training he has received several awards and honors, such as: Juarez Aranha Ricardo (Brazilian Neuroscience Society), International Brain Research Organization grants, Young Scientist Program awards (International Union of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology/ Brazilian Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Society). He is serving as an expert reviewers for journals like Journal of Ethnopharmacology, Neurotoxicity Research, ASN Neuro, Brain Research Bulletin, Journal of Neurology & Neurophysiology, Journal of Gerontology & Geriatrics Research, Journal of Neurological Disorders. He /she has authored 32 research articles and 2 chapter books. He is a member of Brazilian Neuroscience Society, Brazilian Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Society and American Society of Neurochemistry.

Research Interest

Neuroscience, Neurochemistry, Exercise, Brain, Hippocampus, Cerebral Cortex, Muscle, Hipertrophy, Force, Neurochemistry, Biochemichal of Exercise, Antidepressants, Energetic Metabolism, Neurotransmission, Synaptic proteins, Animal models, Cell models