a. History/Foundation

The Laboratory of Investigation in Chronic Diseases (LIDoC) was founded by Prof. Alex Rafacho together with Profs. Everson Araújo Nunes and Daniel Breseghello Zoccal in mid-October 2010 starting their activities in December of the same year. After suggestive names such as Cardiovascular and Endocrine Physiology Laboratory (LAFICE), Cardiovascular and Metabolism Physiology Laboratory (LAFMeC) among others, we reached a consensus with the name of LIDoC.

Alex, Daniel, and Everson (2010).

From an unparalleled union, we were able to develop our first research projects and supervision of scientific initiation and master’s students. This was our first joint paper (Rafacho et al., Glucose homeostasis in rats exposed to acute intermittent hypoxia, Acta Physiol, 2013, https://doi.org/10.1111/apha.12118).

Linked to the Department of Physiological Sciences, LIDoC was soon established among the laboratories of the Center for Biological Sciences at UFSC.

After nearly 2 years of partnership, Prof. Zoccal moved to another institution (UNESP), and since then, we have had the participation of numerous collaborators, with the arrival of Prof. Gustavo Jorge dos Santos in our team of principal investigators in mid-2016.

Gustavo and Alex (2021)

Since 2019, Prof. Everson is located at McMaster University (Canada), and in 2022 Prof Gustavo founded his lab team (IBM Lab).

Our team has already received numerous Master’s and Doctor’s degrees and we are dedicated to the production of high-level scientific knowledge.