Research Interests:
Over the past few years, most of my research has been focused on investigating the effects of exercise on obesity and insulin resistance. I am interested in understanding the effects of acute and chronic exercise in the insulin signaling pathway in skeletal muscle tissue. Recently, we have finished a study where we examined the effects of high intensity interval training (HIIT) in intramuscular insulin signaling using obese subjects. Other research interests include the effects of cold water immersion on exercise recovery and heat exposure in occupational physiology.

Selected Publications:
Costa-Pereira LV, Melo DS, Santos CS, Mendes BF, Esteves EA, Lacerda AC, de Miranda JL, Rocha-Vieira E, Gripp F, Amorim FT, Magalhães FC, Dias-Peixoto MF. Distinct beneficial effects of continuous vs accumulated exercise training on cardiovascular risk factors in Wistar rats. Scand J Med Sci Sports. 2016 Aug 3. doi: 10.1111/sms.12737

Aguiar PF, Magalhães SM, Fonseca IA, da Costa Santos VB, de Matos MA, Peixoto MF, Nakamura FY, Crandall C, Araújo HN, Silveira LR, Rocha-Vieira E, de Castro Magalhães F, Amorim FT. Post-exercise cold water immersion does not alter high intensity interval training-induced exercise performance and Hsp72 responses, but enhances mitochondrial markers. Cell Stress Chaperones. 2016 Sep;21(5):793-804. doi: 10.1007/s12192-016-0704-6.

Tossige-Gomes R, Costa KB, Ottone Vde O, Magalhães Fde C, Amorim FT, Rocha-Vieira E. Lymphocyte Redox Imbalance and Reduced Proliferation after a Single Session of High Intensity Interval Exercise. PLoS One. 2016 Apr 20;11(4):e0153647. doi: 10.1371

Amorim FT, Fonseca IT, Machado-Moreira CA, Magalhães Fde C. Insights into the role of heat shock protein 72 to whole-body heat acclimation in humans. Temperature (Austin). 2015 Nov 11;2(4):499-505. doi: 10.1080/23328940.2015.1110655.

Special Interests:
My hobbies include practicing several sports, such as playing soccer, volleyball, swimming and running. I was learning saxophone in Brazil and I want to continue playing here in Albuquerque. I have a 7 years old soon that keep me very active and busy. He loves to play sports in general and ride his bike. My wife and I love to travel.