Luis Violin Pereira

State University of Campinas Brazil

Luis Antonio Violin Pereira received his M.D. in 1991 from the Federal University of Santa Maria, Brazil. This was followed in 1994 by a M.Sc. in Cell Biology and in 1998 by a Ph.D. in Pathology, from the State University of Campinas (UNICAMP) and the University of São Paulo (USP), Brazil, respectively. Dr. Pereira initiated his teaching career at UNICAMP in 1994 when he started lecturing on human embryology to medical students. In 1998, Dr. Pereira was promoted to Assistant Professor and, since 2007, he has been an Associate Professor in the Department of Histology and Embryology of the Institute of Biology at UNICAMP. Dr. Pereira has developed methods for teaching human embryology based on active learning (Annals of Anatomy 192 (2010) 388-395). His research interests include the role of the epididymis in the mechanisms of fertilization, experimental models of birth defects, and teaching methods in human embryology.

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Embryology is a branch of science concerned with the morphological aspects of organismal development. The genomic and molecular revolution of the second half of the 20th century, together with the classic descriptive aspects of this science have allowed greater integration in our understanding of many developmental events. Through such integration, modern embryology seeks to provide practical knowledge that can be applied to assisted reproduction, stem cell therapy, birth defects, fetal surgery and other fields. This book focuses on human embryology and aims to provide an up-to-date source of information on a variety of selected topics. The book consists of nine chapters organized into three sections, namely: 1) gametes and infertility, 2) implantation, placentation and early development, and 3) perspectives in embryology. The contents of this book should be of interest to biology and medical students, clinical embryologists, laboratory researchers, obstetricians and urologists, developmental biologists, molecular geneticists and anyone who wishes to know more about recent advances in human development.

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