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Pablo Peixoto

pablo peixoto natural sciences expert at baruch college


Pablo Peixoto, Assistant Professor of Natural Sciences at Baruch College, teaches general biology and human physiology. He is available to comment on:

  • Cell Physiology
  • Neurodegeneration
  • Cell Death
  • Mitochondrial diseases
  • Bioenergetics

His research on the mechanisms of cell death control and propagation has been featured in the cover of scientific journals including BBA-Molecular Cell Research and the American Journal of Pathology. His recent study using transgenic mice showed that reducing free radical production is not sufficient to counteract the intracellular mechanisms that lead to paralysis and death in a model of Lou Gehrig’s disease.

He was awarded the “Young Bioenergeticist Award” from the Biophysical Society in 2010. The following year he joined the Weill Cornell Medical College, where he studied the role of mitochondria in neurodegenerative diseases that assail the aging human population. His current research at Baruch College pertains to understanding how mitochondria interact with the rest of the cell in health and disease contexts.

Dr. Peixoto received a master’s degree from the Federal University of Uberlandia- Brazil in biochemistry and molecular biology, and a Ph. D. in cell biology from the University of Extremadura- Spain.

He is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese.


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