Prof. Andre Luis Lacerda Bachi

Santo Amaro University, Brazil

 

Prof. Dr. Andre Luis Lacerda Bachi has a degree in Biological Sciences from the Methodist University of São Paulo (2001), in addition to a Master’s (2004) and PhD (2009) in Health Sciences from the Graduate Program in Microbiology and Immunology of the Federal University of São Paulo (UNIFESP). 

Dr. Bachi is a postgraduate Professor at Santo Amaro University (UNISA), São Paulo, Brazil, and a Visiting Professor at UNIFESP, developing research projects in the area of basic and clinical immunology, e.g. related to the effects of regular physical exercise important in the prevention of upper airway diseases, in athletes as well as in the elderly. These studies, both using experimental models as well as clinical studies, investigate, amongst others, the effect of food supplements that are thought to modulate immune/inflammatory responses, such as glutamine, omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, and probiotics.

Dr. Bachi’s main interest is in the mechanisms of immune/inflammatory responses, with an emphasis on a better understanding of the roles of cells and molecules produced after the activation of the immune system (antibodies, pro- or anti-inflammatory cytokines, regulatory cytokines, oxidative metabolism, with e.g. the role of low-weight lipoprotein (LDL) oxidation and antioxidant mechanisms).