Joao Busnello, M.D., Ph.D.

Graduate, Adult Psychiatry (2013)
2013, Faculty, Department of Psychiatry, Rush University School of Medicine

Education & Training

  • MD, Faculdade de Medicina, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre,  RS Brazil, 2000
  • Adult Psychiatry Residency, Fundação Faculdade Federal de Ciências Médicas, Porto Alegre, RS Brazil, 2002
  • PhD Department of Biochemistry Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre,  RS Brazil, 2005
  • Post-Doctoral Fellowship, University of California Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA, 2006
  • Post-Doctoral Fellowship, University of Miami, Miami, FL, 2009
  • Adult Psychiatry Residency, University of Chicago, 2009-2013

Clinical Interests

  • ECT
  • Inpatient Psychiatry

Research Interests

  • Pharmacogenomics
  • Genetic Epidemiology 

Society Memberships

  • International Society of Pharmacogenomics
  • Brazilian Foundation of Fragile-X Syndrome

Selected Publications

  • Busnello JV, Oses JP, Souza da Silva R, Feier G, Barichello T, Quevedo J, Böhmer AE, Kapczinski F, Souza DO, Sarkis JJ, Portela LV. Peripheral Nucleotide Hydrolysis in Rats Submitted to a Model of Electroconvulsive Therapy. Prog Neuropsychopharmacol Biol Psychiatry. 2008 Dec; 32(8):1829-33.
  • Machado-Vieira R, Soares JC, Lara DR, Luckenbaugh DA, Busnello JV, Marca G, Cunha A, Souza DO, Zarate CA, Kapczinski F. A Double-Blind, Randomized, Placebo-Controlled 4-Week Study on the Efficacy and Safety of the Purinergic Agents Allopurinol and Dipyridamole Adjunctive to Lithium in Acute Bipolar Mania. J Clin Psychiatry. 2008 Aug;69(8): 1237-45.
  • Ribeiro L, Busnello JV, Cantor RM, Whelan F, Whittaker P, Deloukas P, Wong ML, Licinio J. The brain-derived neurotrophic factor rs6265 (Val66Met) polymorphism and depression in Mexican-Americans. Neuroreport. 2007 Aug;18(12):1291-3.
  • Licinio J, Ribeiro L, Busnello JV, Delibasi T, Thakur S, Elashoff RM, Sharma A, Jardack PM, Depaoli AM, Wong ML. Effects of leptin replacement on macro- and micronutrient preferences. Int J Obes. 2007 Dec;(12):1859-63.
  • Busnello JV, Leke R, Oses JP, Feier G, Bruch R, Quevedo J, Kapczinski F, Souza DO, Cruz Portela LV. Acute and chronic electroconvulsive shock in rats: effects on peripheral markers of neuronal injury and glial activity. Life Sci. 2006 May;78(26):3013-7.
  • de-Paris F, Sant'Anna MK, Vianna MR, Barichello T, Busnello JV, Kapczinski F, Quevedo J, Izquierdo I. Effects of gabapentin on anxiety induced by simulated public speaking. J Psychopharmacol. 2003 Jun;17(2):184-8.
  • Portela LV, Tort AB, Schaf DV, Ribeiro L, Nora DB, Walz R, Rotta LN, Silva CT, Busnello JV, Kapczinski F, Goncalves CA, Souza DO. The serum S100B concentration is age dependent. Clin Chem. 2002 Jun;48(6 Pt 1):950-2.
  • Ribeiro L, Busnello JV, Kauer-Sant'Anna M, Madruga M, Quevedo J, Busnello EA, Kapczinski F. Mirtazapine versus fluoxetine in the treatment of panic disorder. Braz J Med Biol Res. 2001 Oct;34(10):1303-7.
  • Pereira-Lima JC, Jakobs R, Busnello JV, Benz C, Blaya C, Riemann JF. The role of serum liver enzymes in the diagnosis of choledocholithiasis. Hepatogastroenterology. 2000 Nov-Dec;47(36):1522-5.
  • Nora DB, Amaral OB, Busnello JV, Quevedo J, Vieira S, da Silveira TR, Kapczinski F. Evoked potentials for the evaluation of latent hepatic encephalopathy in pediatric liver transplant candidates. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2000 Oct;31(4):371-6.
  • Pereira-Lima JC, Busnello JV, Saul C, Toneloto EB, Lopes CV, Rynkowski CB, Blaya C. High power setting argon plasma coagulation for the eradication of Barrett's esophagus. Am J Gastroenterol. 2000 Jul;95(7):1661-8.
  • Shansis FM, Busnello JV, Quevedo J, Forster L, Young S, Izquierdo I, Kapczinski F. Behavioural effects of acute tryptophan depletion in healthy male volunteers. J Psychopharmacol. 2000 Jun;14(2):157-63.
  • de-Paris F, Busnello JV, Vianna MR, Salgueiro JB, Quevedo J, Izquierdo I,Kapczinski F. The anticonvulsant compound gabapentin possesses anxiolytic but not amnesic effects in rats. Behav Pharmacol. 2000 Apr;11(2):169-73.