Francisco Silveira GuimarãesM.D., Ph.D.

I graduated in Medicine in 1981 and obtained my Ph.D. in Pharmacology at the Medical School of Ribeirão Preto, Brazil, under the supervision of Prof. Antonio W. Zuardi. I then completed my post-doc (1989-1990) at the Neuroscience and Psychiatric Unit at Manchester University, UK, under the supervision of Professor John F.W. Deakin.

Since 2007 I have been a full Professor at the Department of Pharmacology, Medical School of Ribeirão Preto, University of São Paulo, Brazil, where I started as an assistant professor in 1987.

I am a full member of the Brazilian and São Paulo Academies of Science, Brazilian Society of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics (SBFTE), International Alliance for Cannabis as Medicine, European Behavioral Pharmacology Society and the International Behavioral Neuroscience Society. I am also a member of the Editorial Board of Psychopharmacology, International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology, Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research, and the Journal of Cannabis Research.

I have published more than 300 papers in International Journals, 33 book chapters, organized 2 books, have 2 international patents, and supervised 23 Ph.D. thesis and 11 pos-docs.

My current research interest is focused on the role of atypical neurotransmitters (nitric oxide and endocannabinoids) in anxiety and mood control and the effects of cannabidiol, a non-psychotomimetic component on Cannabis sativa, in neuropsychiatric disorders.