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.
Between the 17th and 19th of November, the V Annual Meeting of Rede Nacional de Ciência para Educação took place at the Museum of Tomorrow, in downtown Rio de Janeiro. The event was attended by Doctor Roberto Lent, neuroscientist from the D’Or Institute for Research and Education (IDOR) and coordinator of Rede Nacional de Ciência […]
Last Monday, 11/07, the D’Or Institute for Research and Education (IDOR) received Doctor João Eduardo Nunes Salles at our head office in Botafogo/RJ, for a lecture. The meeting took place in the Auditorium and online for remote participants. The introduction fell to Dr. Fernanda de Felice, a researcher at IDOR. João Salles is a doctor […]
A study with the participation of IDOR discovered positive actions of lipoxin A4 on cognitive brain functions and the endocannabinoid system. Researchers from the D’Or Institute for Research and Education (IDOR) have just published a study in the scientific journal Translational Psychiatry that sought to elucidate the mechanisms involved in cognitive deficits in human aging, […]
This Monday, 10/03, D’Or Institute for Research and Education (IDOR) held the Workshop: Pink October at IDOR, at our head office in Botafogo/RJ. The event took place in a hybrid way (virtually and with the public present in our auditorium), and the event opening was the responsibility of Dr. Fernanda Tovar-Moll, president of IDOR. The […]
From August 25 to 27, 2022, Rede D’Or and Instituto D’Or held the International Symposium of Neonatology. The first international neonatology event of Rede D’Or, which has 22 maternity hospitals throughout the country, celebrated the incorporation of the Perinatal Maternity in Rio de Janeiro and the launch of the Star Maternity in São Paulo and […]
The inter-institutional collaboration supported by the Pioneer Science Initiative will offer 15 postdoctoral fellowships at the Weizmann Institute of Science (WIS), ranked by the Nature Index among the best research centers in the world. Promoting advanced training of young Brazilian scientists abroad, and with the aim of bringing them back to Brazil to accelerate the […]