Our team investigates clinical and translational research on the functional and structural circuits of the normal and pathological brain, in developmental, neurological, and neurodegenerative disorders. Using advanced in vivo imaging techniques to map biomarkers of brain connectivity and plasticity and, counting on a multidisciplinary team, we aim to establish the relationship among these biomarkers and clinical, biochemical, and microstructural factors. Currently, I serve as the CEO of IDOR, the institute responsible for research, education, and innovation activities at Rede D’Or Hospitals Network.
Keywords: Neuroimaging; Neurodevelopment; Neuroplasticity; Neurodegeneration
Medical Residence, Radiology, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro
PhD, Morphological Sciences, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro
Postdoctoral Fellow, Neuroimaging, National Institutes of Health, Maryland, USA
AWARDS AND HONORS
NIH Research Fellowship Award (National Institutes of Health intramural program, Public Health Service award: Visiting Program). Lead associate investigator (2004-2007)
Young Scientist of the State of Rio de Janeiro, FAPERJ. (2012-Current)
CNPq researcher (2012-Current)
International Research Consortium for the Corpus Callosum and Cerebral Connectivity (IRC5), Co-founder and member of the Governance Board of Directors (2015 – Current)
Affiliated Member, Brazilian Academy of Sciences (2016- 2020)
Simões EL, Bramati I, Rodrigues E, Franzoi A, Moll J, Lent R, Tovar-Moll F. Functional expansion of sensorimotor representation and structural reorganization of callosal connections in lower limb amputees. J Neurosci. 2012; 32(9), 3211-20.
Tovar-Moll F, Monteiro M, Andrade J, Bramati IE, Vianna-Barbosa R, Marins T, Rodrigues E, Dantas N, Behrens TE, de Oliveira-Souza R, et al. Structural and functional brain rewiring clarifies preserved interhemispheric transfer in humans born without the corpus callosum. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2014; 111(21), 7843-8.
Soares de Oliveira-Szejnfeld P, Levine D, Melo AS, Amorim MM, Batista AG, Chimelli L, Tanuri A, Aguiar RS, Malinger G, Ximenes R, Robertson R, Szejnfeld J, Tovar-Moll F. Congenital Brain Abnormalities and Zika Virus: What the Radiologist Can Expect to See Prenatally and Postnatally. Radiology. 2016; 1(1), 203-18.
T Marins, EC Rodrigues, T Bortolini, B Melo, J Moll, F Tovar-Moll. Structural and functional connectivity changes in response to short-term neurofeedback training with motor imagery. Neuroimage. 2019;194, 283-290.
Szczupak D, Liu C, Yen CCC, Choi SH, Meireles F, Victorino C; IRC5 Consortium, Richards L, Lent R, Silva AC, Tovar-Moll F. Long-distance aberrant heterotopic connectivity in a mouse strain with a high incidence of callosal anomalies. Neuroimage. 2020 Aug 15;217:116875.