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Joao L. de Quevedo, MD, PhD
- Clinical Interests:
- Major depressive disorder, bipolar disorder, mood disorders, treatment-resistant mood disorders
Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, 1998
Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, 2000
Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, 2002
Dr. João Luciano de Quevedo is currently Professor of Psychiatry at the McGovern Medical School, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, Texas, USA. Over here he is Director of the Translational Psychiatry Program, Director of Research of the Center of Excellence on Mood Disorders, and Director of the Treatment-Resistant Mood Disorder Program.
Before moving to Houston, he was dean at the University of Southern Santa Catarina Medical School, Criciúma, SC, Brazil, where he is still Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry. He is also a 1A research fellow (the highest level) of the National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq), Brazil; an affiliate member of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences (an award given to the most notable under 40 year-old researchers in Brazil), associate editor of the Revista Brasileira de Psiquiatria, and vice president of the Santa Catarina State Association of Psychiatry. He Is Director of the Continuous Medical Education Program in Psychiatry (PROPSIQ) of the Brazilian Association of Psychiatry. He is author of around 400 research papers (peer-reviewed) and 6 scientific books.
He has been involved in research since 1994, while still in Medical School. As a medical student he was a research fellow in the laboratory of Prof. Ivan A. Izquierdo, the most important scientist in Brazil at that time. In 1996 he published his first research paper focused on the neurobiology of learning and memory, area to which he devoted himself until shortly after the completion of his Ph.D. He was gradually shifting their research interest to the neurobiology of psychiatric disorders, particularly mood disorders.
Dr. João Luciano de Quevedo became a specialist in depression and bipolar disorder, making important contributions in understanding the pathophysiology of this disease. Importantly, his main findings are related to the role of oxidative stress and changes in brain energy metabolism in the pathophysiology of bipolar disorder. Furthermore, Dr. João Luciano de Quevedo has tested experimental treatments that can be used in the clinic in the near future.
Member, Texas Society of Psychiatric Physicians, 2014 – Present
Member, Santa Catarina State Association of Psychiatry, 2000 – Present
Member, Rio Grande do Sul State Association of Psychiatry, 1999 – 2000
Member, Brazilian Association of Clinical Neuroscience (ABRANEC), 2013 – Present
Member, Brazilian Association of Psychiatry, 1999-present
Member, Brazilian Society of Neuroscience and Behavior (SBNeC), 1995 – Present
Member, American Society of Clinical Psychopharmacology, 2015 – Present
Member, American Psychiatric Association, 2014 – Present
Member, Society of Biological Psychiatry, 2014 – Present
Member, International Society for Bipolar Disorders, 2012 – Present
Member, Society for Neuroscience, 1998 – Present
Honors and Awards
2011 – 2016 Research Fellow Level 1A (the highest level), granted by the National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (Brazil).
2009 – 2013 Top Cited Paper 2009 – 2013 “Effects of chronic mild stress on the oxidative parameters in the rat brain” Neurochemistry International.
2008 – 2013 Affiliate member of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences.
2008 – 2011 Research Fellow Level 1C, granted by the National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (Brazil).
2008 – 2010 Top Cited Article 2008 – 2010 “Brain creatine kinase activity in an animal model of mania” Life Sciences.
2008 – 2008 GSK Junior Investigator Travel Fellowships to ISBD India Conference January 2008, International Society for Bipolar Disorders.
2005 – 2008 Research Fellow Level 2, granted by the National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (Brazil).
2010 – Present Periodic: Revista Brasileira de Psiquiatria (São Paulo)
Editorial board member
2015 – Present Periodic: Journal of Affective Disorders
2014 – Present Periodic: Advances in Medicine
2013 – Present Periodic: Behavioural Neurology
2013 – Present Periodic: International Journal of Brain Science
2011 – Present Periodic: Revista Debates em Psiquiatria
2010 – 2013 Periodic: Recent Patents on Biomarkers
2004 – Present Periodic: Archives of Clinical Psychiatry