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Interview with Michael Neely

michael neely

I’ve been hassling Michael Neely for an interview probably since the beginning of our blog series in 2014. You will understand from the interview below (when he describes his work load) why it is so difficult to pin him down! So at the end of this years’ excellent congress, we managed to sit down and tape an interview, and we’re happy share the transcript below. I’m very grateful for the opportunity and for the very thoughtful responses: enjoy!


Michael Neely
Chief, Division of Infectious Diseases, Children’s Hospital, Los Angeles
Director, Laboratory of Applied Pharmacokinetics and Bioinformatics
Professor of Pediatrics, Keck School of Medicine
University of Southern California

Interview with Andrea Diniz


This month we hear from Andrea Diniz, professor at the Pharmacy department of the State University of Maringa, Brazil. Andrea will present at the Congress in the Immunosuppressive Drugs Symposium on Monday morning, sharing work that looks at important interactions with anti-infectives in transplant patients.


With this post we close our series of interviews with Brazilian colleagues: a big thank you to Andrea, Marina Antunes, Rafael Linden and Rafael Linaro.


A reminder to Young Scientists: don’t miss the YS Night Out on Sunday, and the YS Symposium on Monday afternoon (the speakers are excellent, and include yours truly, Samiksha and Tomoyuki).


Looking forward to seeing you all very soon in Foz do Iguassu!


Andrea Diniz
Associate Professor
Pharmacy Department
State University of Maringa, BZ

Interview with Rafael Linden

Rafeal Linden

The theme for this year’s congress is ‘TDM and Clinical Toxicology in a Globalized World’ and in addition to some great plenaries around the theme, there are dedicated parallel sessions such as ‘TDM in developing countries’ on TuesdayNot only is this the first IATDMCT congress in Latin America, it is also the first time in the 29 year and 16 congress history that our host country is a developing country. I congratulate co-chair Rafael Linden for shining the spot-light on the challenges many countries face, but in this light we also see the many ways we all overcome these challenges. This month’s interview with Rafael gives a taste of what’s to come at the congress. See you in Brazil!


Rafael Linden
Professor of Toxicology and Pharmacology
Director, Laboratory of Analytical Toxicology
Feevale University, Novo Hamburgo, BZ

Interview with Rafael Lanaro

Rafael Lanaro

Leading up to this years’ Congress, we will hear from several of our colleagues from Brazil. This month we hear from Rafael Lanaro, from the Poison Control Centre of Campinas University. Campinas is a public research university in the state of São Paulo, consistently ranked among the top in Brazil and Latin America. The Poison’s Centre provides analytics services for emergencies to cover the metropolitan region of Campinas of 3 million (!) inhabitants. Rafael is an impressive Young Scientist, and his interview is the second in our series of Brazilian colleagues, following the December interview with congress co-chair Marina Venzon Antunes.


Rafael Lanaro
Lead Toxicologist, Academic
Poison Control Center, University of Campinas, BR

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