Fabiola Cristina Ribeiro Zucchi is currently Visiting Professor in Immunology, at Department of Cell Biology, University of Brasilia (UnB), Brasilia, DF, Brazil. She acquired her Bachelorís degree in Biology at State University of Sao Paulo (UNESP), her Master degree in Pharmacology at State University of Campinas (UNICAMP), and her PhD in Neurosciences at University of Sao Paulo (USP). Fabiola Zucchi lived in Canada from 2007 to 2012 for her postdoctoral studies at the Canadian Centre for Behavioural Neurosciences (University of Lethbridge). Since 2012 she taught several undergraduate and graduate disciplines for Biological and Health Sciences courses, at UnB, ESCS (Escola Superior de Ciencias da Saude do DF), UNIC (University of Cuiaba), and UNEMAT (State University of Mato Grosso), all of them in Brazil. In 2015, she received a grant for a sabbatical leave at University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK, for performing neurophysiological and morphological analysis using an experimental model of central nervous system tuberculosis (CNS-TB) established during her PhD studies.
Fabiola Zucchi research interests focus on brain physiology and its mechanistic link with behavioral outcome, specifically looking at experimental models of neurological disease, such as tuberculosis, stroke, stress, and multiple sclerosis. Furthermore, she has interest in how the environment (positive and negative experiences) shapes the brain physiology, and how it my impact health and disease in a lifetime, and in future generations. For the purpose of investigating normal versus pathological brain physiology, she has employed a range of complimentary morphological, immunohistochemical, genetic, epigenetics, neurophysiological, and behavioural approaches.