Alexander Birbrair

Designation:
Professor
Department:
Department of Pathology
University:
Federal University of Minas Gerais
Country:
Brazil
Journal Associated: Annals of Molecular and Genetic Medicine Biography:

EDUCATION:
(2016 – present) Professor, Department of Pathology, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil.

(2014 – 2016) Posdoc, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY, USA, Field of Study: Stem cell biology, Advisor: Paul S. Frenette, MD.

(2010 – 2014) Ph.D., Neuroscience Program, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC, USA, Field of Study: Stem cell biology, Advisor: Osvaldo Delbono, Ph.D., MD.

(2009 – 2010) Research Scholar, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC, USA, Field of Study: Muscle biology, Advisor: Osvaldo Delbono, Ph.D, MD.

(2005 - 2009) B.S., Biomedical Science, Universidade Estadual de Santa Cruz, UESC, Ilheus, Brazil, Field of Study: Genetics of microorganisms, Advisors: Rachel Passos Rezende, Ph.D. and Joao Carlos Teixeira Dias, Ph.D.

HONORS AND AWARDS:

2017. Won the prestigious Instituto Serrapilheira Grant 2017-Call

2017. Elected Affiliated Member of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences

2015. Recipient of Gordon A. Melson Outstanding Doctoral Student Award for 2015

2014. Winner of 3-minute thesis (3MT) oral competition (2014 Fourteenth Annual Wake Forest University Graduate Student & Postdoc Research Day)

2014. Editor's choice in Journal of Gerontology Biological Sciences Volume 69 Issue 12 December 2014 for the manuscript “Human Slow Troponin T (TNNT1) Pre-mRNA Alternative Splicing is An Indicator of Skeletal Muscle Response to Resistance Exercise in Older Adults.” by Zhang T, Choi SJ, Wang ZM, Birbrair A, Messi ML, Jin J-P, Marsh AP, Nicklas B, and Delbono O.

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