Federal University of Rio de Janeiro
Janaina Fernandes is an Adjunct Professor of the Institute of Biophysics at Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. She has received a Ph.D in Biophysics from the Institute Biophysics Carlos Chagas Filho, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. 2001-2005. Received the Carlos Chagas Filho Awards (2008). She is serving as reviewer for the Lung Journal (New York) and as reviewer for research grant application for the Brazilian Health System, Brazilian Health Ministery, and as Editorial board Member for the Journal of Bioequivalence & Bioavailability and Journal of Bioanalysis & Biomedicine. She is author and co-author of international patents and articles on medicinal chemistry, mostly in natural products research.
Discovery of new anti-tumoral agents from Brazilian medicinal plants, development of anti-MDR drugs and identification of intracellular targets and studies of anti-metastatic effects in vivo.