MSc/PhD Program
Julio Santos Viotti
First Name:
Julio

Last Name:
Santos Viotti

Country:
Brazil

 



Julio Santos Viotti

EDUCATION

College / University:
Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG)

Highest Degree:
B.Sc.

Major Subjects:
Biology

Lab Experience:
Electrophysiology methods such as in vivo single unit analysis, behavioral methods and neurotransmitter quantification

Projects / Research:
Evaluation of knock-down mice to Vesicular Acetylcholine Transporter (VAChT) in memory tasks and measurement of ACh concentration in memory-involved encephalic regions.
Evoked unit responses to isoluminant chromatic stimuli in the Visual Wulst of the awake Burrowing Owl.

Scholarships:
2011 - 2013: Erasmus Mundus Scholarship
2007: Grant recipient at the Laboratory of Neuropharmacology at Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte/ Brazil


SCIENTIFIC INTERESTS AND GOALS:

Everything that is seen, everything that is heard, everything that is tasted, everything that is felt, everything that is learned, every joy, every sorrow, every pursuit, everything that we conceive as our reality is due to our brain.
Therefore, my interests are quite broad, but I would like to be able to contribute to a better understanding of cognition, sensory systems, and behavior on the basis of comparative studies.
I am fascinated by the remaining 'mysteries' of nervous system functions and it is my goal to help addressing and solving them.