Welcome to the

Lourenco Laboratory

About Us

Our research focuses on the understanding of molecular mechanisms of neurological diseases, with emphasis on Alzheimer’s disease and depression. Our long-term goal is to leverage our findings to promote translational advances in the development of new therapies and biomarkers for neurological disease. Our main goal is to understand the molecular mechanisms driving cognitive decline and mood impairments in neurological disease

Recent Publications

Trends in Endocrinology & Metabolism

Irisin limits amyloid-β buildup in Alzheimer’s disease

Brain communications

Association of the fibronectin type III domain–containing protein 5 rs1746661 single nucleotide polymorphism with reduced brain glucose metabolism in elderly humans


Cross-species comparative hippocampal transcriptomics in Alzheimer’s disease

In the News

Op-ed in Folha de SP

Op-ed in Folha de SP

Text in Portuguese Link: https://www1.folha.uol.com.br/opiniao/2023/02/afinal-estamos-avancando-no-tratamento-da-doenca-de-alzheimer.shtml