Hercules Freitas
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Hercules R Freitas


Ph.D. graduate and M.Sc. in Biological Sciences (Biophysics), Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), recipient of research scholarships from Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior (CAPES, 2015-2016) and Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico (CNPq) --- Specialist Degree in Phytotherapy (Phyto.S.), AVM Integrated Faculty (AVM) --- B.Sc. in Nutrition and Registered Dietitian (R.D.), Federal University of the State of Rio de Janeiro (UNIRIO) --- Licentiate and B.Sc. in Biological Sciences, Salgado de Oliveira University (UNIVERSO) --- Author of the books Principles of Bioethics (UNIVERSO University Press) and Caminho Retrógrado (Saraiva Publishers), co-author of the book Advances in Medicine and Biology (Nova Publishers) --- Invited reviewer at Nutrition, Medicine and Biology peer-reviewed Journals --- Associate editor and reviewer for Food and Nutrition --- Lecturer experience in Biochemistry, Pharmacology, Neurophysiology, Human Anatomy and Scientific Methodology for bachelor degrees in Nutrition (UNIRIO), Dentistry, Pharmacy (UFRJ) and Physical Education (CEUCLAR) --- Currently working (part-time) as Professor of Biological Sciences at GayLussac Institute --- Interested in neuropharmacology, neuroglial communication, brain antioxidants, cannabinoid system and metabolism of n-3/n-6 fatty acids. (ORCID: 0000-0003-1584-9157 / ResearcherID: M-7198-2015).

Biophysics Cell Biology Neuroscience Nutrition

Work details

Ph.D. graduate

Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro
January 2013
Institute of Biophysics Carlos Chagas Filho


GayLussac Institute
April 2017
Department of Biology
Professor of Biological Sciences

Laboratory Assistant

Oswaldo Cruz Foundation
January 2013 - December 2014
National Institute for Quality Control in Health

Laboratory Assistant

Universidade do Rio de Janeiro
July 2010 - July 2015
School of Nutrition

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