Nathana J. Mezzomo is graduated with an emphasis in studies related to diabetes, energy metabolism, oxidative stress, lysosomal enzymes, biochemical analysis and received MS degree in nanoscience, studying liposomes loaded creatine in rats. In 2015, she worked as assistant research scientist of Professor Denis B. Rosemberg at the Laboratory of Experimental Neuropsychobiology and developed great interest in behavioral studies associated with neuropsychiatric conditions in zebrafish model organism. Currently, she investigates the role of taurine as a regulatory molecule of brain functions in zebrafish in a collaborative project involving both Professors Denis B. Rosemberg and Leonardo J.G. Barcellos, her advisor at the Graduation Program of Pharmacology (UFSM). She is also interested in examining endogenous features that regulate behavioral functions using screening approaches of the larvae and adult zebrafish revealing the possible epigenetic factors involved.
She has Interest in Examining Endogenous Experimental models of brain disorders; Application of Alternative model Organisms in Translational Neuroscience; Neuropsychopharmacology of Anxiety-like Behavior; Neurophysiology of Stress Responses; Pharmacogenetics; Epigenetic factors.