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Paulo Saldiva - PerfilPaulo Saldiva (director, chosen by the Board)

Pathologist Paulo Hilário Nascimento Saldiva, a professor at USP's Faculty of Medicine (FMUSP), was elected by the members of the Institute's Board, when he obtained an absolute majority of votes. Saldiva is a full professor since 1996, having graduated in medicine and obtaining a PhD in pathology from the FMUSP. He has been a member of the Scientific Committee of Harvard University's School of Public Health and member of the Air Quality Committee of the World Health Organization (WHO). He is currently a member of the Council of the City of São Paulo. His research focuses on pathology, pulmonary pathophysiology, respiratory diseases, and environmental health and applied ecology.


Guilherme Ary Plonski - PerfilGuilherme Ary Plonski (deputy director, chosen by the Board)

Master and PhD in Production Engineering from USP's Polytechnic School (POLI). Postdoctoral fellow (Fulbright Visiting Research Scholar) at the Center for Science and Technology Policy of the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI). Professor of the Department of Management at USP’s Faculty of Economics, Management and Accounting (FEA) and Associate Professor of the Department of Production Engineering at POLI. Scientific Coordinator of the Center for Technological Management and Policy (PGT/USP). He was Managing Director (2001-2006) of the Institute of Technological Research of the State of São Paulo (IPT). He was President of the National Association of Entities Promoting Innovative Enterprises (ANPROTEC). He integrates the Board of Governors of the TECHNION - Israel Institute of Technology.


Regina Pekelmann Markus

Regina Pekelmann Markus (chosen by the Board)

Regina Pekelmann Markus is a professor and head of the Laboratory of Chronopharmacology at the department of physiology of the University of São Paulo's Institute of Biosciences. She received her Ph.D. in pharmacology in 1974 from the former Paulista Medicine School - today Federal University of São Paulo. Markus held several posts in Scientific Societies and in the government – National Secretary for Politics and Research and Development Programs at the Ministry of Science and Technology (2003), member of the Council and several positions in the Brazilian Society for Advancement of Science (SBPC), and the Brazilian Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics (SBFTE), where she served as President (2006-2007). Markus is a member of the Brazilian Academy of Science (ABC) and executive director of the Academy of Science of São Paulo State (ACIESP, 2012-2015). In the last ten years she has looked for the molecular and cellular basis for a cross talk between the circadian system and innate immune response. This research has also been directed to the organismic level leading to the theory of the Immune-Pineal Axis.


Renato Luiz Sobral Anelli

Renato Luiz Sobral Anelli (coordinator of the IEA-USP's hub in São Carlos, chosen by the President after a triple list voted by the Board)

Renato Luiz Sobral Anelli graduated in Architecture and Urbanism from the Catholic University of Campinas (1982), holds a master's degree in History from the State University of Campinas (1990) and a PhD from the Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism of the University of São Paulo (1995). He conducted research at the University School of Architecture in Venice with the support of CNPq in 1994 and 1998. In 2001 he became Associate Professor of the USP's School of Engineering at the São Carlos campus. He is currently a professor of the Institute of Architecture and Urbanism at the São Carlos campus. From 2001 to 2004 he was Municipal Secretary of Transport and Public Service in São Carlos, having coordinated several projects in urban mobility and recovery of water resources. He is currently director of the Lina Bo Bardi Institute. Member of the Architecture and Urbanism Research Group in Brazil since 1995, he conducts research on architecture and modern contemporary urbanism in São Paulo, coordinating two research projects with the support of CNPq: "Dialogues with the Italian architecture in the Modern Architecture Constitution in São Paulo" and "Network Infrastructure as an Urban Strategy (São Paulo from 1960 to 1986)".


Fernando Queiroz Cunha Fernando Queiroz Cunha (coordinator of the IEA-USP's hub in Ribeirão Preto, chosen by the President after a triple list voted by the Board)

Fernando de Queiroz Cunha got his PhD in Pharmacology from the University of São Paulo in 1989. He had post-doc experiences at Genentech Inc. (1990) and at Welcome Foundation Ltd. (1991-1993). He won the Scopus prize in 2008. He became full professor at USP in 1995. He is the editor of international and national journals. He has published over 360 papers in indexed journals, as well as books, book chapters and a patent. He has supervised masters, PHD and post-doc researchers. Cunha’s research interests center on the inflammatory process and more specifically in three aspects: the role of cytokines in the pathogenesis of inflammatory antinociception, the mechanisms involved in leukocyte migration into the inflammatory focus and the importance of this event in the tissue damage observed in inflammatory diseases, and the importance of the inflammatory response in the evolution of sepsis.


Jose Roberto Castilho Piqueira - PerfilJosé Roberto Castilho Piqueira (chosen by the President of USP)

He holds a degree in Electrical Engineering from USP's School of Engineering (EESC) at the São Carlos campus (1974), a Master's degree in the same field and also from EESC (1983), and a PhD (1987) from USP's Polytechnic School (POLI), where he also obtained a degree in Control and Automation (1997). He is currently a full professor (1999) and the director of POLI. Piqueira has 84 indexed articles in the Web of Science (2 editorials, 69 in journals, 13 in congresses, h = 10). He has oriented 18 PhD projects and supervised 5 postdoctoral fellowships. He is a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Control, Automation and Electrical Systems (Springer). He is a member of the National Institute of Science and Technology / Complex Systems, of the Superior Councils of the Energy and Nuclear Research Institute (IPEN), and of the Brazilian Society of Automation (SBA). He has experience in Electrical and Biomedical Engineering, with emphasis in General Theory of Electrical Circuits, working mainly in the following subjects: dynamics, bifurcation, synchronism, chaos and mathematical models.


Ricardo Ohtake - PerfilRicardo Oktake (representant of the society, chosen by the President of USP)

Ricardo Ohtake graduated from the USP's Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism in 1968 and runs a graphic design office since then. He has been the director of the São Paulo Cultural Center, of the Museum of Image and Sound and of the Brazilian Cinematheque. He has been the Secretary of Green and Environment of the city of São Paulo, and Secretary of Culture of the State of São Paulo. He has participated in books and exhibitions by architects such as Oscar Niemeyer and Vilanova Artigas. Currently he heads the Tomie Ohtake Institute in São Paulo.



Beatriz Barbuy - Perfil

Beatriz Barbuy (chosen by the President of USP)

Beatriz Barbuy graduated in Physics from the University of São Paulo and earned a master’s degree in Astronomy from the IAG and a Ph.D. in Astrophysics from the Université de Paris VII (France). She is a full professor at the IAG, where she has taught for over 30 years, and was a visiting researcher at the Lick Observatory (United States), the Institute for Astronomy (UK) and the European Southern Observatory in Garching bei München (Germany), and worked regularly at the Observatoire de Paris (France). Barbuy coordinated the project “Evolution of Stars and Galaxies in the Age of Large Telescopes: Implementation of Instruments for SOAR and Gemini” for FAPESP and the Milênio Institute. She is member of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences (ABC), the Academie des Sciences and the Third World Academy of Sciences (TWAS). His studies focus on spectroscopy, color‑magnitude diagrams, globular clusters, population synthesis and stellar evolution.