Alysson R. Muotri
Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics/Cellular & Molecular Medicine, University of California, San Diego.
Dr. Muotri earned a bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences from the State University of Campinas in 1995 and a Ph.D. in Genetics in 2001 from University of Sao Paulo, in Brazil. He moved to the Salk Institute as Pew Latin America Fellow in 2002 for a postdoctoral training in the fields of neuroscience and stem cell biology.
He has been a professor at the School of Medicine, University of California in San Diego since 2008. His research focuses on modeling neurological diseases, such as autism spectrum disorders, using human induced pluripotent stem cells. The Muotri lab has developed several techniques to culture human neurons and glia for basic research and drug-screening platforms.
DR. MUOTRI'S HONORS AND AWARDS
He has received several awards, including the prestigious NIH Director’s New Innovator Award, NARSAD, Emerald Foundation Young Investigator Award, Surugadai Award from Tokyo University, Rock Star of Innovation from CONNECT, and NIH EUREKA Award among others.
Dr. Mauro F. Cardoso Lins
Consultant and international speaker on cannabidiol, Niterói, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Dr. Lins is a Pediatric Neurologist and Medical Director of the first public School-Clinic for Autistic children in Brazil. He is the founder of the Institute for the Study of Autism in Rio de Janeiro, a project that works to establish an international alliance on the study of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). He is a member in the following organizations within the United States:
- International Society for Autism Research
- International Affairs Committee of the American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine
- International Child Neurology Association
- American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Dr. Mauro has extensive expertise on the use of supplements, vitamins, and organic products. He is an acting consultant for companies in Japan, Canada, and the United States.
Medical Background & Professional Experience
|2012 to 2013||Reviewer of the Intellectual Disability Area of the Advisory and Support Group for Health Actions of the National Plan for People with Disabilities (Ministry of Health – Brazil)|
|1997 to 2013||Medical Director, General Technical Coordinator, and Neuropediatrician at the Pestalozzi Association of Niterói|
|1994 to 1997||Residency in Neuropediatrics from the Fernandes Figueira Institute (FIOCRUZ)|
|1992 to 1994||Residency in Pediatrics (Chief Resident) from UFF|
|1991||Graduated from Fluminense Federal University (UFF)|