Dr. Alexandre Hoeller was born in Rio do Sul (SC) Brazil, 17 July 1983, graduated in Physiotherapy, MSc degree in Neurosciences and a Ph.D. degree in Pharmacology. Currently, he is an Associated Researcher (postdoc) at the Graduate Program of Medical Sciences at Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil. Dr. Hoeller acquired expertise in the field of neurophysiology, neuropharmacology and behavior of humans and animals, particularly related to neurological diseases such as epilepsy, emotional and cognitive disorders. Over the last years, his work has been focused on the role of muscarinic acetylcholine receptors in the modulation of long-term anxiety of rats. In addition, he carries out clinical investigations involving the participation of glutamatergic receptors and kinases expressed in limbic structures of patients with temporal lobe epilepsy and the association with psychiatric disorders. He is the author of 35 papers on prestigious international journals.
Dr. Alexandre Hoeller's research intrests are understanding of emotional and cognitive processes (anxiety, fear, PTSD), epilepsy, neural plasticity, neurological rehabilitation, translational research, new therapies.