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Dr. Fabio Boylan

Associate Professor (Pharmacy)

Born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 15 of February of 1972. Fabio Boylan studied Pharmacy at Rio de Janeiro Federal University, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. From February 1996 to February 1998, he was Lecturer at the Department of Pharmacognosy, Faculdade de Farmacia, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. His Master project "Phylogenetic Trends within Lamiiflorae" was sponsored by CNPq, a Brazilian Governmental Agency for 1.5 years and he got the degree after being evaluated by Dr. Otto Richard Gottlieb. His Ph.D. project "Chemical and Pharmacological Studies on Raphiodon echinus and Marsypianthes chamaedrys" was sponsored by CAPES, another Brazilian Governmental Agency. In several years he was awarded with grants from FAPERJ (Rio de Janeiro Research Supporting Agency) and FINEP in 2003 when he had the opportunity to chair the XII Italian-Latin-American Conference on Ethnomedicine. Also in 2003 he was awarded with a special grant from CNPq due to his scientific collaboration to the Brazilian Science. Fabio stepped up as a senior lecturer at the Faculty of Pharmacy, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro in 1998. In 2006, he started his sabbatical year in the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, TCD, where he further served as a research coordinator from 2007-2008 and now is a full time lecturer in Pharmacognosy. He acts an ad hoc reviewer for the following scientific journals: Brazilian Journal of Pharmacognosy, Brazilian Journal of Medicinal Plants, Brazilian Journal of Microbiology, Brazilian Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Phytochemistry, Iheringia Zoologia (Section Botany), Phytotherapy Research, Current Medicinal Chemistry, African Journal of Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Sciences.
  Antiinflammatory drugs   Biochemistry, metabolism   Chemistry of drug metabolism   Chemistry of drug receptor interactions   Development of drugs for malaria, Cancer and inflammatory diseases   Drug development   Drug discovery   Herbal medicine   Medicinal Chemistry   Medicinal plants   Microencapsulation methodologies   Molecular markers and recognition   Molecular systematics   Organic chemistry   Pharmaceutical products   Pharmacognosy   Pharmacological Sciences   Phytochemical and pharmacological evaluations of native and foreign plants   Phytomedicines   Plant and algal cell monocultures   Plant Biochemistry   Plant biology   Plant systematics   Plant tissue culture   Secondary plant metabolism   Traditional and Indigenous health systems in developing countries
 Orbignya speciosa (Arecacea) as a potencial source of novel therapeutic agents: from traditional medicine information to the pharmacological evaluation of its chemical constituents.

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Details Date From Date To
Phytochemical Society of North America 1992
Brazilian Society of Pharmacognosy 2000
MENSOR, L. L. ; MENEZES, F. S. ; LEITÃO, Gilda Guimarães ; REIS, A. S. ; SANTOS, T. C. ; COUBE, C. S. ; LEITÃO, Suzana Guimarães , Screening of Brazilian Plant Extracts for Antioxidant Activity by the Use of DPPH Free Radical Method, Phytotherapy Research, 15, (2), 2001, p127 - 130, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Niko S. Radulović, Ana B. Miltojević, Michael McDermott, Steve Waldren, John Adrian Parnell, Mariana Martins Gomes Pinheiro, Patricia Dias Fernandes, Fabio de Sousa Menezes, Identification of a new antinociceptive alkaloid isopropyl N-methylanthranilate from the essential oil of Choisya ternata Kunth, Journal of Ethnopharmacology, 135, (3), 2011, p610-619 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text
Mendonça Filho, R.F.W., Menezes, F. S., Estudo da utilização de plantas medicinais pela população da Ilha Grande - RJ, Revista Brasileira de Farmacognosia, 13, 2003, p55-58 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Mantovani, I.S.B., Fernandes, S.B.O., Menezes, F.S., Constituintes apolares do fruto do açaí (Euterpe oleracea M. - Arecaceae), Revista Brasileira de Farmacognosia, 13, 2003, p41-42 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Matheus, M.E., Mantovani, I.S.B., Santos, G.B., Fernandes, S.B.O., Menezes, F.S., Fernandes, P.D., Ação de extratos do açaí (Euterpe oleracea Mart.) sobre a produção de óxido nítrico em células RAW 264.7, Revista Brasileira de Farmacognosia, 13, 2003, p3-5 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Wahab, A.; Rahayu, I; Wong, Siu Hai N.; Santos-Martinez, M J ; Boylan, F., Alkaloids from Choisya ternata and their human antiplatelet activity., Planta Medica, International Conference on Natural Products Research, New York, USA, 2012, 78, (11), 2012, pp1205-, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED
de Carvalho, PR; Ropero, DR; Pinheiro, MM; Fernandes, PD; Boylan, F , Quinoline Alkaloids Isolated from Choisya Aztec-Pearl and Their Contribution to the Overall Antinociceptive Activity of This Plant, PlosOne, 11, (10), 2016, pe0164998 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI
Borges VRA, Tavares M, Silva JH, Tajber L, Boylan F, Ribeiro A, Nasciuti LE, Cabral L, Sousa VP, Development and characterization of poly(lactic-co-glycolic) acid nanoparticles loaded with copaiba oleoresin, Pharmaceutical Development and Technology , 23, (4), 2018, p343 - 350, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Donald, GR; Fernandes PD; Boylan, F, Antinociceptive Activity of Zanthoxylum piperitum DC. Essential Oil, Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 1, (1), 2016, p3840398-, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI
Egan P, Stevenson PC, Wright GA, Boylan F, Stout JC, Plant toxin levels in nectar vary spatially across native and introduced populations, Journal of Ecology, 104, 2016, p1106-1115 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI  URL

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M Gaspar, F de Sousa Menezes, MW Radomski, C Ehrhardt, Effect of liposomal systems on human platelet aggregation, AAPS J, 22nd Annual Meeting of the AAPS, Atlanta, GA, 16-20/11/2008, 10, (S2), 2008, ppT2107 , Meeting Abstract, PUBLISHED


Award Date
Cum Laude Diploma 1992
MAJOR AREAS OF RESEARCH INTEREST AND ON-GOING INVESTIGATIONS: i) Chemical and pharmacological evaluation of species belonging to the family Rutaceae; ii) Chemical evaluation of drugs of abuse