Maira Monteiro Froes

Associate Professor and Research Director, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Maira Monteiro Fróes is associate professor and research director at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. She leads investigations in basic experimental science, covering biophysics of intercellular communication and neuroscience. More recently she has done epistemological and experimental investigations at the art and (neuro)science interface. She is the coordinator of the interdisciplinary group Anatomy of Passion, founder and head of the corresponding Laboratory of Experimental Neuroepistemology, and research director at the Institute Tercio Pacitti of Computational Applications and Resarch. Dr. Fróes holds an M.A. and a Ph.D. in Biological Sciences (Biophysics) from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, complemented at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Yeshiva University, New York, and was a postdoctoral scholar at the Collége de France.