Daniel C Moreira
Daniel Carneiro Moreira received his B.Sc. in Biological Sciences (2011), his M.Sc. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (2014) and his Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (2017) from University of Brasilia, Brazil. He is currently a Biologist (acting as technician and research assistant) at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Brasília, Brazil. His research interests lie in the area of comparative and integrative physiology, ranging from biochemical adaptations to ecological and environmental physiology. More specifically, his work investigates the role and underlying mechanisms of the redox metabolism (i.e. reactive species and endogenous antioxidants) in animals during environmental stress-induced metabolic rate depression. He has conducted and still participates in projects that examine the modulation of antioxidant systems in animals exposed to oxygen deprivation and during other situations of metabolic depression in the laboratory and in the wild. For instance, diapausing sunflower caterpillars, hibernating tegu lizards and estivating anurans. These are interesting organisms that depress their metabolism in Tropical regions. More recently and concurrently, he is also involved in the prospection of bioactive compounds (e.g. anuran secretion peptides) for health and environmental applications.