Michigan Brazil Symposium

March 27 - March 28, 2017


The Michigan-Brazilian Research Symposium is a two day seminar for faculty and students intended to highlight the latest research at home and abroad and to foster an environment for collaboration and discovery. The symposium is an important component of an ongoing agreement of collaboration between the University of Michigan and two Brazilian Universities, the University of Sao Paulo and the University of Rio Grande do Sul. The 2017 symposium will be the sixth symposium, and the second to take place at the University of Michigan. The first symposium took place in Brazil in 2008, several University of Michigan faculty members were in attendance. These symposia have led successfully to numerous collaborations, publications and grants.


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MONDAY, MARCH 27, 2017


Moderator: Jacques Nör
7:30am - 8am Continental Breakfast, Poster drop off
8am - 8:15am Opening: Dean Laurie McCauley, Russ Taichman, Carol Anne Murdoch-Kinch, Carlos Gonzalez
8:15am - 8:35am Tatiana Botero - UMICH
8:35am - 8:55am Fabiana Grecca - UFRGS
8:55am - 9:15am Daniel Chiego - UMICH
9:20am - 9:40am Letícia Mestieri - UFRGS
9:40am - 10am Neville McDonald - UMICH
10am - 10:30am Break
10:30am - 10:50am Jacques Nör - UMICH
10:50am - 11:05am Daiana Bottcher - UFRGS
11:05am - 11:20am Carolina Cucco - UMICH
11:20am - 11:30am Discussion
12noon - 1:30pm Lunch
Location: Faculty Alumni Lounge


Moderator: Rogerio Castilho
1:30pm - 1:50pm Laurie McCauley - UMICH
1:50pm - 2:10pm Cassiano Rössing - UFRGS
2:10pm - 2:30pm Darnell Kaigler - UMICH
2:30pm - 2:50pm Rodrigo Oliveira - USP
2:50pm - 3:10pm Gustavo Mendonça - UMICH
3:10pm - 3:30pm Break
3:30pm - 3:50pm William Giannobile - UMICH
3:50pm - 4:10pm Eduardo Gaio - UFRGS
4:10pm - 4:30pm Rogerio Castilho - UMICH
4:30pm - 4:45pm Carlos Garaioca-Pazmino - UMICH
4:45pm - 5pm Discussion
5pm - 7pm Poster Presentations & Reception (hors d'oeuvres and wine)
Location: Sindecuse Museum



Moderator: Peter Polverini
7:30am - 8am Continental Breakfast
8:15am - 8:35am Fernanda Visioli - UFRGS
8:35am - 8:55am Cristiane Squarize - UMICH
8:55am - 9:15am Manoela Martins - UFRGS
9:20am - 9:40am Nisha D’Silva - UMICH
9:40am - 10am Pantelis Rados - UFRGS
10am - 10:30am Break
10:30am - 10:50am Deborah Ferrari - USP
10:50am - 11:10am Alex DaSilva - UMICH
11:15am - 11:30am Liana Webber - UFRGS
11:30am - 11:45am Christie Rodriguez - UMICH
11:45am - 12noon Discussion
12noon - 1:30pm Lunch
Location: Faculty Alumni Lounge


Moderator: Lucia Cevidanes
1:30pm - 1:50pm Jimmy Boynton - UMICH
1:50pm - 2:10pm Maria Machado - USP
2:10pm - 2:30pm Margherita Fontana - UMICH
2:30pm - 2:50pm Break
2:50pm - 3:10pm Guilherme Janson - USP
3:10pm - 3:30pm Lucia Cevidanes - UMICH
3:30pm - 3:45pm Erin Ealba - UMICH
3:45pm - 4pm Discussion & Wrap-up

All faculty presentations are 15 minutes + 5 minutes for discussion.

Short talks from students/post-docs are 10 minutes + 5 minutes for discussion.


Graduate Ann Arbor

We've arranged a special group rate of $179/night at the Graduate Ann Arbor Hotel, which is less than 10 minutes away from the School of Dentistry on foot. The group rate of $179 is available until February 9, 2017.

Book now at the Graduate Ann Arbor Hotel

You can also book reservations over the phone with the Graduate Ann Arbor reservations department at 800-666-8693 or through the front desk at 734-769-2200. Please give the group name (Michigan Brazilian Research Symposium) to make the booking over the phone.




The trip between the Detroit Metro Airport and Ann Arbor takes about 20-30 minutes.

Another alternative (a bit more expensive) is to take the Metrocar Services. The driver will wait for you at the baggage claim, pick up your bags, and bring you to Ann Arbor (they generally take up to 3 people).