Antonio C. Bianco
Antonio C. Bianco ,obtained a M.D. in 1983 from the Santa Casa School of Medicine, São Paulo, and a Ph.D. in 1988, in Human Physiology from the University of São Paulo, Brazil, with a dissertation on the molecular basis of thermogenic effects of thyroid hormones. Following a post-doctoral fellowship in the Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, he joined the faculty and directed a thyroid research laboratory at the University of Sao Paulo. For the next ten years Dr. Bianco mentored 15 graduate students and various undergraduate students in investigations of thyroid physiology, energy homeostasis and thermogenesis. During this time he was the PI of various research grants that provided funds for equipments, supplies and salaries for the graduate students. Dr. Bianco became Associate Professor of Physiology at the University of São Paulo in 1992 and, in 1998, Visiting Associate Professor of Medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston.