Prof. Rafael Radi Universidad de la Republica, Uruguay1 Talk
Rafael Radi received his MD (1988) and PhD (1991, in Biochemistry) at the Universidad de la República, Montevideo, Uruguay. He was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Alabama at Birminghan, USA working with Bruce A. Freeman and Joseph S. Beckman. He has been tenured faculty at the Department of... read moreBiochemistry, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad de la República, Uruguay, for three decades and is now its Professor and Chairman. He is the Director of the Center for Free Radical and Biomedical Research at the same University. Radi is a foreign member of the US National Academy of Sciences and Howard Hughes Medical Institute alumni. His research interests have focussed on the biochemistry of free radical and redox processes in oxidative stress and signaling, mitochondrial dysfunction and oxidative post-translational modifications of proteins. He has applied rapid kinetic techniques, bioanalytical and immunochemical methods, electron paramagnetic resonance studies and structural biology approaches to unravel the molecular basis of oxidative processes in disease states and has made efforts in the development, characterization and evaluation of redox-based therapeutics in vitro and in vivo.