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  • Fluent in English, Portuguese; learning French, Russian
  • 30, Other
  • Member since 2010
  • Neuroscientist
  • PhD in Cybernetics - M.Sc in Neuroscience - B.Sc in Biolo...
  • From Rio de Janeiro
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About Me

Heeeeeeeeey everyone!

I'm Rodrigo, a sophisticated man who loves science and an awesome lifestyle. Licensed biologist from University of Brazil (Federal University of Rio de Janeiro--UFRJ), I was awarded with my M.Sc in Neuroscience by the Biomedical Sciences Institute of University of Brazil (PCM/UFRJ) in 2013. Now, I am doing my Ph.D in Cybernetics at University of Reading. I have experience in a wide range of fields, Computational Neuroscience, Brain Evolution, Bioinformatics (Molecular Docking and Rational Drug Design), Astrobiology and Paleontology (mostly three-dimentional modeling usages and vertebrate paleontology).

Born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, a Fluminense Football Club fan,lover and supporter. Also, I'm a Hung Kuen Kung Fu practitioner, a whisky enthusiast and an occasional dancer with some Zouk and Brazilian Forró knowledge. Finally, I am also Evolutionary Psychology literate with certain degree of Pick Up Art theoretical and practical knowledge from the classics to the more up to date methods.

Today, at the Brain Embodiment Laboratory, I am dealing with the effects of lesions in neuronal networks, specially, how they disrupt behaviors and how stem cells integrate to restore function. Besides that, I am also developing biological-inspired complex network models and doing some work with astrobiology and public outreach.

Fighter, scientist and musician. A lover of elegance looking for amazing experiences. And a polymath above all.


It's all about lifestyle.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


Have hosted several surfers in the new year's eve in Brazil. It was wonderful, an amazing experience.

Also have hosted a girl in England - another great time.


Amazing experiences and new lovely friends, share a lot of moments and knowledge =D

  • cats
  • arts
  • culture
  • humanities
  • writing
  • design
  • dancing
  • cooking
  • modeling
  • clubbing
  • movies
  • reading
  • traveling
  • music
  • soccer
  • biology
  • computer science
  • history
  • languages
  • neuroscience
  • psychology
  • science

Music, Movies, and Books

Matrix, all the three movies. Last Samurai. Gladiator. Independence Day. Spartacus - Blood and Sand. Animation movies. Titanic. Superheroes movies. Hannibal quadrilogy.

House. True Blood. Vampire Diaries. Heroes. How I Met Your Mother. Friends. The Walking Dead. Orphan Black. Once Upon a Time.

Dream Theater; Eminem; Pitty; Siam Shade; System of a Down; Janne Da Arc; Onmyouza; Kipelov; Raimundos; The Offspring; Metallica; The Arctic Monkeys; The Killers; Pop Music; and so much more...

Teach, Learn, Share

T: Science (Biology, Neuroscience, Computer Science), Kung Fu, Cooking, Brazilian Culture, Languages, Rhetoric, Dialectic, etc.

L: Philosophy, History, Arts, and everything else.

S: Science, my passion.

Countries I’ve Visited

Brazil, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

Brazil, England

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