Dr. Rafael Vercelino

Dr. Rafael Vercelino
Postdoctoral at the Department of Physiology at the UFRGS in Pharmacology Laboratory Pain and Neuromodulation, Brazil.


Rafael Vercelino,physiotherapist (2003), MsC (2005) and PhD (2009) degree in Human Physiology at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS). Specialization in Treatment of Pain and Palliative Medicine at the University Foundation for the Study of Pain and Palliative Care UFRGS / HCPA (2007). In 2008 was fellow collaborative project Brazil - Spain (CAPES) in the Department of Physiology at the University of Lean, Spain. In the period Jan 2010 - Dec 2012 held Postdoctoral Fellow at the Chemistry Institute of the University State of Campinas, with FAPESP funding, project investigating the role of nitric oxide in inflammatory hyperalgesia in cooperation with the Department of Pharmacology, Pain Laboratory of USP in Ribeirão Preto. Ad hoc reviewer for national and international journals in the field of basic sciences and clinical. Member of the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP) since 2010. Has Pain Treatment Certification by the Brazilian Society for the Study of Pain (SBED). He is currently a collaborator researcher Pain and Neuromodulation Laboratory of the Porto Alegre University Hospital, carrying out projects in collaboration with the Laboratory of Neuromodulation Rehabilitation Spaulding Hospital (Spaulding Rehabilitations Hospital - Harvard Medical School). In the 2013-2014 period was Postgraduate Student (PNPD-CAPES) in the Department of Pharmacology at the UFRGS, in Pain and Neuromodulation Laboratory, evaluating the effect of drug therapies and non-pharmacological (TDCS, laser and acupuncture) to treat pain . Currently does Postdoctoral at the Department of Physiology at the UFRGS in Pharmacology Laboratory Pain and Neuromodulation. This registered in the Directory of the CNPq Brazil Research Groups in the following groups: Pain & Neuromodulation; Pain & Neuromodulation: PreClinical Research

Research Interest

Pain, Acupuncture, Biopsy social model, Neurophysiology.




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