Dr. Valdir de Andrade Braga
Professor Braga has DVM degree from Federal Rural University of Rio de Janeiro – Brazil (2002) and PhD degree in Physiology from University of São Paulo – Brazil (2006). Dr. Braga has done his postdoctoral training at Cornell University – United States in 2007 and worked as Assistant Professor at the Department of Medicine in the University of Chicago in 2008. Nowadays, he is the Director and Professor of the Biotechnology Center of the Federal University of Paraiba. Dr. Braga has published over 70 articles on natural products, neural control of circulation, autonomic function and hypertension. He has been acting as reviewer for 32 international journals including but not limited to Hypertension, Journal of Applied Physiology, Stress, European Journal of Neuroscience, Stroke and Brain Research. Among his research interest are cardiovascular physiology, hypertension and reactive oxygen species.