Prof. Alicia J. Kowaltowski
Departamento de Bioquímica, IQ, Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil
Alicia Kowaltowski completed her medical training (1997) and PhD (1999) at the State University of Campinas, Brazil, having done part of her doctoral work in the University of Maryland in Baltimore, USA. Her post-doctoral training was concluded in 2000 at the Oregon Graduate Institute, USA. She was then hired by the Department of Biochemistry, University of São Paulo, Brazil, where she is currently a Full Professor and former President of the Graduate Studies Committee. She was Vice-President for Education for the Society for Redox Biology & Medicine, treasurer for the Brazilian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (SBBq), and chaired the Gordon Research Conference on Oxygen Radicals in 2014. She specializes in the understanding of the relationships between energy metabolism, diets, mitochondrial ion transport and redox state and is the author of more than 150 peer-reviewed international publications, which have accumulated over 14000 citations, with an H-factor of 62. She is a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellow (2006), recipient of the CAPES-Elsevier Award (2014), Society for Redox Biology & Medicine Fellow and member of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences (2018).