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Postdoctoral Scholar, Child Psychiatry
BioClinical Postdoctoral Fellow in Adolescent DBT
Supervisor: Michele Berk, PhD
Igor D. Bandeira
Postdoctoral Scholar, Psychiatry
BioIgor D. Bandeira, M.D., is a physician-scientist from Salvador in Brazil working as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University. He completed his Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) at the Federal University of Bahia (Brazil), where he received the prestigious Professor Alfredo Thomé de Britto Award for outstanding graduate scientific research. Part of his medical training took place at the University of Sydney (Australia) through a Science Without Borders Scholarship. In parallel with his formal graduate training, he worked as a researcher at the university’s Brain and Mind Centre during this period. Dr. Bandeira acquired further clinical experience at the Brazilian Ministry of Health as an attending physician, where he worked for over three years in primary care and mental health interventions within the framework of the national healthcare strategy for vulnerable populations in areas with a shortage of professionals. Furthermore, during the pandemic, Dr. Bandeira worked on the Brazilian frontline in the fight against Covid-19. In respect of research, he has several years’ experience applying noninvasive brain stimulation techniques in the fields of neurology and psychiatry, and most notably in the treatment of neurodevelopmental disorders. Since starting his Ph.D. in Neuroscience at the Federal University of Bahia in 2019, Dr. Bandeira has also acquired expertise in developing clinical trials to test the efficacy of rapid-acting antidepressants. His work involved using Ketamine and its enantiomers (e.g., Esketamine and Arketamine) for treatment-resistant mental disorders.