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Thank you for visiting the laboratory`s web page. Our scientific production is shown in the last tab, and articles can be downloaded through the DOI.

Our projects often use cellular and molecular biology as the main techniques in studies on nutritional and pharmacological issues relative to carbohydrate metabolism, diabetes, and obesity. Also, quantitative methods in morphology (morphometry, stereology, and allometry) are in perspective.

Below, some accessible reviews that can interest you to download.

  • Mandarim-de-Lacerda CA. Stereological tools in biomedical researchAnn Braz Acad Sci 2003;75:469-86 (doi: 10.1590/S0001-37652003000400006).
  • Mandarim-de-Lacerda CA, Del Sol M. Tips for studies with quantitative morphology (morphometry and stereology). Int J Morphol  2017;35:1482-94 (doi: 4067/S0717-95022017000401482)
  • Mandarim-de-Lacerda, CA. Ontogenetic and phylogenetic allometry (bivariate and multivariate) for young morphologists. Int J Morphol 2019;37(2):466-472 (doi: 10.4067/S0717-95022019000200466)
  • Mandarim-de-Lacerda, CA. Pancreatic islet (of Langerhans) revisited. Histology and Histopathology 2019;34:985-993 (doi: 10.14670/HH-18-118)
  • Mandarim-de-Lacerda CA. L’îlot pancréatique : ce que nous savons 150 ans après Langerhans. Bull Acad Nationale Méd (France) 2019;203;670-682 \(doi: 10.1016/j.banm.2019.06.015)
  • Aguila MB, Ornellas F, Mandarim-de-Lacerda CA. Nutritional research and fetal programming: parental nutrition influences the structure and function of the organs. Int J Morphol 2021;39:327-334 (doi: 10.4067/S0717-95022021000100327)
  • Mandarim-de-Lacerda CA, Del Sol M, Vasquez B, Aguila MB. Mice as an animal model for the study of adipose tissue and obesity. Int J Morphol 2021;39:1521-1528 (doi: 10.4067/S0717-95022021000601521)
  • Spezani R, Mandarim-de-Lacerda CA. The current significance and prospects for the use of dual receptor agonism GLP-1/Glucagon. Life Sciences  2022;288:120188 (doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.lfs.2021.120188)


  • Also you can get a brochure about a Brief history of anatomy (with emphasis on cardiovascular anatomy – indicated to lovers of science and devoted students). English or Portuguese version (below).

Brief history of the anatomy

Breve história da anatomia

Abbreviated CV

Medical doctor (UERJ, 1978), Master of Science (Histology and Embryology, UFRJ, 1981), Doctor of Human Biology (Docteur d’Etat, Biologie Humaine, Paris V – Université René Descartes, 1985). He is ranked among the top 100,000 scientists in the world and 600 most influential Brazilian scientists (Journal Plos Biology, October 2020, “Updated science-wide author databases of standardized citation indicators”- https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pbio.3000918). He is an Honorary Professor at the Faculty of Medicine of the Universidad de la Frontera (Temuco, Chile, 2013), Titular Member of the National Academy of Medicine of Brazil (chair No. 82, 2011), and Member of the Académie Nationale de Médicine of France (2018). He opened the Department of Anatomy at UERJ (1986) and was Head of the Department in several successive terms. Full Professor at UERJ (Biomedical Center, Institute of Biology, since 1988). He coordinates the Postgraduate Program in Human and Experimental Biology (www.bhex.uerj.br). In addition, he coordinates the CNPq Research Group entitled “Nutrition, obesity, metabolism, chronic diseases and pharmacological therapies”. He works at the Laboratory of Morphometry, Metabolism, and Cardiovascular Diseases at UERJ (www.lmmc.uerj.br), with Cytology, Cell Biology, and Molecular Biology projects. Recent projects aim to study changes in target organs for obesity and type 2 diabetes in experimental models with pharmacological or nutritional treatment. He has experience in microscopy, quantitative methods in morphology (stereology, morphometry, and allometry), and metabolism.