Pereira Alexandre da Costa
Alexandre da Costa Pereira
Laboratory of Genetics and Molecular Cardiology, Heart Institute ñ University of Sao Paulo Medical School
Sao Paulo, Brazil
E-mail
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Phone
+55 1130695543
Qualifications

MD ñ University of Sao Paulo Medical School (1992 ñ 1999)
PhD, Molecular Medicine ñ Heart Institute, University of Sao Paulo Medical School (2004 ñ 2008)
Research Fellowship, Molecular Genetics ñ Harvard Medical School (1998 ñ 1999)
Clinical Fellowship, Internal Medicine ñ Hospital das Clinicas, University of Sao Paulo, Medical School (2000 ñ 2002)
Clinical Fellowship, Cardiology ñ Heart Institute, University of Sao Paulo Medical School (2002 ñ 2004)

Specialization

Internal Medicine and Cardiology
Genetics of Cardiovascular Diseases

Biography

PEREIRA, Alexandre (Brazil)
Alexandre Pereira is currently the leader of the Human Genetics group of the Laboratory of Genetics and Molecular Cardiology of the Heart Institute, University of Sao Paulo. In addition, he is the Head of the Genetics Outpatient Clinic of the Heart Institute and works as an attending physician in the Chronic Coronary Artery Disease Group of the Institute. His research interests range from projects in biomarker discover and development, animal models of human mutations, to public health studies in the Brazilian population. In this area, Dr. Pereira is one of the Principal Investigators of the ELSA Study, and coordinator of the Central Laboratory and Biobank, the first large-scale cohort study for cardiovascular diseases in Brazil (enrolling more than 15,000 participants). Other important projects that Dr. Pereira is leading are the implantation of molecular screening methods in primary care attention and the integration of information systems with biological data to develop sensitive algorithms for medical-care assistance.

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