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Rogério Antonio Laurato Sertié, PhD

Postdoctoral Trainee
Department of Nutrition Sciences
University of Alabama at Birmingham
BDB 786, 1808 7th Avenue South
Birmingham, AL  35294-0012
Phone: 205-934-9836
Fax: 205-975-9372
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Graduated in Bachelor's Degree in Physical Education from the School of Physical Education and Sports of the University of São Paulo (1999). Master's degree in Human Physiology from the Institute of Biomedical Sciences - USP (2004) and PhD in Human Physiology from the Institute of Biomedical Sciences - USP (2010). He has experience in Physiology, with emphasis on Human Physiology, acting mainly in the following subjects: physical exercise, physical detraining, adipose tissue, apoptosis, adipogenesis and browning.


  • Post Doctoral, Institute of Biomedical Sciencies, University of São Paulo, Brazil, (concentration area: Human Physiology) 2014 – 2017: 
  • Post Doctoral, Sanfor Burnham Prebys Medical Research Institute, EUA, Orlando-FL (concentration area: adipose tissue)  2016 – 2017:
  • Ph.D., Institute of Biomedical Sciencies, University of São Paulo, Brazil, (concentration area: Human Physiology), 2010
  • MS Human Physiology, Institute of Biomedical Sciencies, University of São Paulo, Brazil, (concentration area: Human Physiology) 2004
  • BS, School of Physical Education and Sports, University of São Paulo, Brazil, (concentration area: Physical Education), 1999


  1. OLIVEIRA, ARICLECIO CUNHA DE; ANDREOTTI, SANDRA; SERTIE, ROGÉRIO ANTÓNIO LAURATO; CAMPANA, AMANDA BARON; DE PROENÇA, ANDRÉ RICARDO GOMES; VASCONCELOS, RENATA PRADO; OLIVEIRA, KECIANY ALVES DE; COELHO-DE-SOUZA, ANDRELINA NORONHA; DONATO-JUNIOR, JOSÉ ; LIMA, FÁBIO BESSA . Combined treatment with melatonin and insulin improves glycemic control, white adipose tissue metabolism and reproductive axis of diabetic male rats. LIFE SCIENCES , v. 199, p. 158-166, 2018.
  2. MENESES-SANTOS D, BUONFIGLIO DDC, PELICIARI-GARCIA RA, RAMOS-LOBO AM, SOUZA DDN, CARPINELLI AR, CARVALHO CRO, SERTIÉ RAL, ANDREOTTI S, LIMA FB, AFECHE SC, FIORETTO ET, CIPOLLA-NETO J, MARÇAL AC. Chronic treatment with dexamethasone alters clock gene expression and melatonin synthesis in rat pineal gland at night. Nat Sci Sleep. 2018 Jul 17;10:203-215. doi: 10.2147/NSS.S158602.
  3. NUNES PP, ANDREOTTI S, DE FÁTIMA SILVA F, SERTIÉ RAL, CAMINHOTTO RO, KOMINO ACM, REIS GB, LIMA FB. Chronic low-dose glucocorticoid treatment increases subcutaneous abdominal fat, but not visceral fat, of male Wistar rats. Life Sci. 2017 Dec 1;190:29-35. doi: 10.1016/j.lfs.2017.09.030. Epub 2017 Sep 25.
  4. CAMINHOTTO R DE O, KOMINO ACM, de FÁTIMA SILVA F, ANDREOTTI S, SERTIÉ RAL, BOLTES REIS G, LIMA FB. “Oral β-hidroxybutyrate increases ketonemia, decreases visceral adipocyte colume and improves serum lipid profile in Wistar rats”. Nutr Metab (Lond). 2017 Apr 24:14:31. dói: 10.1186/s12986-017-0184-4. eCollection 2017.
  5. SERTIÉ RAL. “Repercussão do exercício físico na obesidade: Treinamento e Destreinamento”. Proterapêutica. V1. Série 1. Pag 105 – 136. 2017
  6. SERTIÉ RAL*, HENRIQUES FS*, FRANCO FO, KNOBL P, NEVES RX, ANDREOTTI S, LIMA FB, GUILHERME A, SEELAENDER M, BATISTA ML Jr. “Early suppression of adipocyte lipid turnover induces immunometabolic modulation in câncer cachexia syndrome”. FASEB J. 2017 May;31(5):1976-1986. doi: 10.1096/fj.201601151R. Epub 2017 Jan 30. *co-first author
  7. CAMINHOTTO R DE O, SERTIÉ RA, ANDREOTTI S, CAMPAÑA AB, LIMA FB. “Renin-angiotensin system blockers regulate the metabolismo f isolated fat cells in vitro”. Braz J Med Biol Res. 2016 Jul 28;49(8). pii: S0100-879X2016000800608. doi: 10.1590/1414-431X20165409.
  8. CAMINHOTTO R DE O, DA FONSECA FL, DE CASTRO NC, ARANTES JP, SERTIÉ RA. “Atkins diet program rapidly decreases atherogenic index of plasma in trained adapted overweight men”. Arch Endocrinol Metab. 2015 Dec;59(6):568-71. doi: 10.1590/2359-3997000000106. Epub 2015 Sep 25.
  9. SERTIÉ RA*, CAMINHOTTO R DE O*, ANDREOTTI S, CAMPAÑA AB, DE PROENÇA AR, DE CASTRO NC, LIMA FB. “Metabolic adaptations in the adipose tissue that underlie the body fat mass gain in middle-aged rats”. Age (Dordr). 2015 Oct;37(5):87. doi: 10.1007/s11357-015-9826-5. Epub 2015 Aug 26. *co-first author
  10. SERTIÉ RA, PAULINO EC, BRUM PC, ANDREOTTI S, LIMA FB, NEGRAO CE. “Exercise Training and Caloric Restriction Reduce Adiposity Index and Hepatic Lipids in Obese Rats”. Immuno Endocrinology, v. 2, p. 1-6, 2015
  11. OLIVEIRA AC, ANDREOTTI S, CHIMIN P, SERTIÉ RA, FARIAS TD, TORRES-LEAL FL, DE PROENÇA AR, CAMPAÑA AB, D'AVILA LS, OLIVEIRA KA, LIMA. FB. “Neonatal streptozotocin- induced diabetes in mothers promotes metabolic programming of adipose tissue in male rat offspring”. Life Sci. 2015 Jul 3. pii: S0024-3205(15)00348-3. doi: 10.1016/j.lfs.2015.06.024
  12. SERTIÉ RA, ANDREOTTI S, PROENÇA AR, CAMPAÑA AB, LIMA FB. “Fat gain with physical detraining is correlated with increased glucose transport and oxidation in periepididymal white adipose tissue in rats”. Braz J Med Biol Res. 2015 Jul;48(7):650-3. doi: 10.1590/1414-431X20154356. Epub 2015 May 26.
  13. BELUZI M, PERES SB, HENRIQUES FS, SERTIÉ RA, FRANCO FO, SANTOS KB, KNOBL P, ANDREOTTI S, SHIDA CS, NEVES RX, FARMER SR, SEELAENDER M, LIMA FB, BATISTA ML JR. “Pioglitazone Treatment increases survival and prevents body weight loss in tumor-bearing animals: possible anti-cachectic effect”. PLoS One. 2015 Mar 25;10(3):e0122660. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0122660.
  14. DE FARIAS TD, DE OLIVEIRA AC, ANDREOTTI S, DO AMARAL FG, CHIMIN P, DE PROENÇA AR, TORRES LEAL FL, SERTIÉ RA, CAMPANA AB, LOPES AB, DE SOUZA AH, CIPOLLA-NETO J, LIMA FB. “Pinealectomy interferes with the circadian clock genes expression in white adipose tissue”. J Pineal Res. 2015 Jan 28. doi: 10.1111/jpi.12211.
  15. SERTIÉ RA, SERTIÉ AL, GIANNOCCO G, POYARES LL, NUNES MT. “Acute growth hormone administration increases myoglobin expression and Glut4 translocation in rat cardiac muscle cells”. Metabolism. 2014 Aug 29. pii: S0026-0495(14)00260-1. doi: 10.1016/j.metabol.2014.08.012. [Epub ahead of print]
  16. SERTIÉ RA*, PROENÇA AR*, OLIVEIRA AC*, CAMPAÑA AB, CAMINHOTTO RO, CHIMIN P, LIMA FB. “New concepts in white adipose tissue physiology”. Braz J Med Biol Res. 2014 Feb;47(3):192-205. Epub 2014 Feb 18. *co-first author
  17. SERTIÉ RAL, ANDREOTTI S, PROENÇA AR, CAMPANA AB, LIMA-SALGADO TM, BATISTA ML JR, SEELAENDER MC, CURI R, OLIVEIRA AC, LIMA FB. “Cessation of physical exercise changes metabolism and modifies the adipocyte cellularity of the periepididymal white adipose tissue in rats”. J Appl Physiol. 2013 May 23.
  18. SERTIÉ RAL, BATISTA ML JR. “Exercício Físico como Ferramenta Terapêutica para a Clínica Médica”. Proterapêutica, v. 2, p. 9-32, 2013.
  19. MORI MA, SALES VM, MOTTA FL, FONSECA RG, ALENINA N, GUADAGNINI D, SCHADOCK I, SILVA ED, TORRES HA, DOS SANTOS EL, CASTRO CH, D'ALMEIDA V, ANDREOTTI S, CAMPAÑA AB, SERTIÉ RA, SAAD MJ, LIMA FB, BADER M, PESQUERO JB. “Kinin B1 receptor in adipocytes regulates glucose tolerance and predisposition to obesity”. PLoS One. 2012.
  20. OLIVEIRA AC, ANDREOTTI S, FARIAS TDA S, TORRES-LEAL FL, DE PROENÇA AR, CAMPAÑA AB, DE SOUZA AH, SERTIÉ RA, CARPINELLI AR, CIPOLLA-NETO J, LIMA FB. “Metabolic disorders and adipose tissue insulin responsiveness in neonatally STZ-induced diabetic rats are improved by long-term melatonin treatment”. Endocrinology. 2012
  21. SERTIÉ AL, SUZUKI AM, SERTIÉ RA, ANDREOTTI S, LIMA FB, PASSOS-BUENO MR,GATTAZ WF. “Effects of antipsychotics with different weight gain liabilities on human in vitro models of adipose tissue differentiation and metabolism”. Prog Neuropsychopharmacol Biol Psychiatry. 2011
  22. CAMPOREZ JPG, SERTIÉ RAL, ANDREOTTI S, RODRIGUES TMA, SANTOS MRV, CARVALHO CRO, LIMA FB, MARÇAL AC. “O papel do tecido adiposo e citocinas na manutenção da sensibilidade à insulina e do peso corporal”. Endocrinologia & Diabetes Clínica e Experimental, v. 11, p. 1282-1289, 2011.

Years: 2018 - present
Mentor(s): W. Timoty Garvey, Kirk Habegger, and Julie Locher