José is a biomedical scientist, specialist in Neurorehabilitation, Master in Cellular Biology, and Assistant Professor of Tissue Biology in Brazil. José has a background in studying depressive disorders, cellular mechanisms of plasticity, and neurogenesis. He is pursuing his PhD at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) in collaboration with the D’Or Institute for Research and Education (IDOR), investigating the effects of psychedelics on human brain organoids and neural cells with an emphasis on brain metabolism and neural inflammation. José believes that psychedelics can help heal people with disorders that cause severe suffering and do not benefit from standard therapeutic approaches. That’s why he aims to help elucidate the biological mechanisms underlying such powerful molecules’ full effects and subjective experiences, which might also give unique insights into the nature of consciousness and the ancient knowledge of Amazon-based indigenous cultures.
What is known about the divergent roles of the microscopic targets within the cardiovascular system and the cardiac risks versus benefits of psychedelics?