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Q&A with Prof. Marcelo Farina

Editorial Board, Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health, Part A

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Prof. Marcelo Farina

Departamento de Bioquímica, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina

What attracted you to take up the position of Deputy Editor for Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health, Part A (JTEH, Part A)?

I think 'tradition' is a good word to answer this question. The Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health, Part A is a well-known and respectable title in the field of Toxicology, with the tradition of publishing relevant and qualified studies in this area for more than four decades.    

 

What sets this journal apart from its rival journals?

JTEH, Part A has a broad scope covering several branches of Toxicology, including mechanistic, epidemiological and regulatory aspects.  

 

Why should an author submit to JTEH, Part A?

It is a well-known and respectable Journal. As a consequence, it is read by a great number of researchers of the Toxicology and Environmental Health fields. The journal represents an attractive way to publicize your research.

About Prof. Marcelo Farina

Marcelo Farina is the leader of the Laboratory of Experimental Neuropathology (LEN) of the Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil, where he develops basic research in the field of toxicology, biochemistry and neurosciences.

He holds a BSc in pharmacy (1997) and a master degree (1999) in toxicological biochemistry, both from the Federal University of Santa Maria. He earned his PhD in biochemistry (2003) at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Brazil.

Farina's main research interests include the mechanisms mediating the toxic effects of environmental pollutants toward the central nervous system, with a particular emphasis on the potential occurrence of neurodegenerative disease as consequence of pollutant-induced neurotoxicity. The most important accomplishments derived from the research developed in his laboratory (Federal University of Santa Catarina) are related to:

  • the role of the selenoprotein glutathione peroxidase on the mechanisms of neurotoxicity elicited by the environmental contaminant methylmercury,
  • beneficial effects of probucol and probucol-derivatives in mitigating neuronal injury in neurodegenerative processes.

Prof. Farina has received awards, including:

  • The Young Affiliate Member of The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) for the advancement of science in developing countries
  • The Young Affiliate Member of The Brazilian Academy of Sciences

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