José R. Lapa e Silva
J. R. Lapa e Silva received his M.D. degree from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (FURJ, 1973) and his Ph.D. degree from the National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College, UK (1991). He did two postdoctorals at the Pasteur Institute in Paris (1991-1992 and 1999) and worked as a Researcher for the University of London and INSERM in France. He has been involved in medical training for the last 32 years and has been a Professor of pulmonary medicine at FURJ (since 1997) and the Director of the Molecular and Cell Biology Laboratory at the Clementino Fraga Filho University Hospital, FURJ (since 1993). He is a Coordinator (2008–2011) of the Postgraduate Evaluation Committee in Medicine of the Brazilian Ministry of Education, served as a Member of the Study Section for Medicine and Pharmacy, CNPq/Brazilian Research Council (1999–2003), and has the 1C status for research excellence awarded by the CNPq. He served as the Chair of the Department of Medicine of the Medical School (1998–2000) and the Dean of the Institute of Thoracic Diseases/FURJ (2000–2005). He is the Coordinator of Human Resources of the Brazilian TB Research Network/National Institute of Science and Technology of TB (since 2003). Since 1994, he has been an active participant of Fogarty training grants with the Division of International Medicine and Infectious Diseases, Weill Medical College of Cornell University. In 2003, he was appointed as an Adjunct Professor of immunology in medicine at this Cornell Division. Moreover, he has supervised the training of more than 40 students, fellows, and postdoctorals in the past decade. He is the Program Director/Principal Investigator of the ICOHRTA AIDS/TB Program of the Fogarty International Center/NIH in Rio (TW006883; 2002–2010). His areas of interest are pulmonary medicine, particularly obstructive lung diseases and tuberculosis, lung immunology, and inflammatory mechanisms in lung diseases.
Biography Updated on 31 August 2009