Eduardo Bouth Sequerra

BSc in Genetics from Instituto de Biologia (2001), master's in Biological Sciences from Instituto de Biofísica Carlos Chagas Filho (2004) and doctorate in Biophysics from Instituto de Biofísica Carlos Chagas Filho (2008) under the supervision of Cecilia Hedin-Pereira. Spent one year at Fernando Garcia de Mello's lab in the same institute (2008). Worked as a postdoc in Laura Borodinsky's lab at University of California Davis (2009-2013). Returned to Brazil as a postdoc in Marcos Romualdo Costa's lab at the Brain Institute of Universidade federal do Rio Grande do Norte (2014-2016). Is currently a professor at the same Brain Institute where ended his postdoc. Eduardo is a specialist in developmental biology, in special neural development. Supports the return of the Science, Technology and Innovation Ministry in Brazil and the return of the democratic normality.

Our group studies how the central nervous system forms. We study phenomena, at the tissue, cell and molecular levels that take a group of cells in the embryo to organize into a complex brain and spinal cord. It also interests us to understand how the environment shapes the final product and generate diseases.


  • Medeiros SLS, Paiva MMM, Lopes PH, Blanco W, Lima FD, Oliveira JBC, Medeiros IG, Sequerra EB, Souza SJ, Leite TS, Ribeiro S. Cyclic alternation of quiet and active sleep states in the octopus. iScience. 2021:102223. Doi:
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  • Ramalho Rocha YR, Cavalcanti Costa JR, Almeida Costa P, Maia G, Vasconcelos RdM, Ramos Tejo C, Martins Batista R, Lima Neto M, Martins de Lima GG, Negromonte F, Borba M, Bezerra Jeronimo SM, Sequerra EB, Moreira Neto M. Radiological Characterization of Cerebral Phenotype in Newborn Microcephaly Cases from 2015 Outbreak in Brazil. PLOS Currents Outbreaks. 2016 Jun 8 . Edition 1. doi: 10.1371/currents.outbreaks.e854dbf51b8075431a05b39042c00244.
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