Jeferson L. Franco

Universidade Federal do Pampa, Brazil


Jeferson Luis Franco received his PhD in Neurosciences from the Federal University of Santa Catarina State, Brazil in 2009. From 2007 to 2008 he spent a year doing full-time research at The University of Newcastle, Australia as a CNPq Fellow (Brazil). He is now appointed to the Federal University of Pampa (Brazil) as a Professor of Biochemistry and Biotechnology. Professor Franco is a neurochemist who has focused on antioxidant cell defense systems and metal/pesticide toxicity in neuronal tissues. During his PhD, he examined the role of Glutathione Peroxidase (GPx) on methylmercury neurotoxicity. His most recent research has been on the pharmacological and biotechnological applications of plant-derived compounds and the development and characterization of Drosophila and Zebrafish models for toxicological studies.

Biography Updated on 7 March 2018

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