Willians Fernando Vieira, PhD

Position: Research Fellow
Categories: Research Fellows

Dr. Vieira is a Research Fellow at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and Harvard Medical School (HMS), and a Post-Doctoral Researcher Scholar at the University of Sao Paulo (USP), Brazil. He is a Physical Therapist (PT) (2011), with a specialization (Latu Sensu) (2012) in Orthopaedic Traumatology Disorders. He attained a Master of Science (M.Sci.) (2014) in Electrical and Biomedical Engineering from the Department of Semiconductors, Instruments, and Photonics, at the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (FEEC), University of Campinas (UNICAMP), Brazil. Dr. Vieira received his Ph.D. (2020) in Functional and Molecular Biology at the Institute of Biology (UNICAMP) and at the École Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Saint-Étienne (EMSE), Department of Bioelectronics, Centre Microélectronique de Provence, Provence-Alpes-Côte D’Azur, France. He is a member of the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP), the Special Interest Group on Neuropathic Pain (NeuPSIG), and the Brazilian Society of Neurosciences and Behavior (SBNeC). Dr. Vieira is a guest editor for Frontiers in Pain Researchand for Photonics (MDPI), and a reviewer for >10 peer reviewed journals. He works mainly on the following topics: Low-Level Laser Therapy (LLLT)/Photobiomodulation Therapy (PBMT) and Transcranial Photobiomodulation (t-PBM); myonecrosis; gait biomechanics; spectroscopy of biomolecules (Raman and FT-IR); molecular biology; diabetic neuropathic pain; neurophysiology; mitochondrial metabolism; affective components of chronic pain; anxiety; and major depressive disorder (MDD).