Life Systems Biology


The Life Systems Biology (LSB) Graduate Program provides students with a wide range of research topics within a large multi-disciplinary Institute.

The Life Systems Biology (LSB) Graduate Program was created in 2019 as result of the joining of “Cell and Tissue Biology” and “Morphofunctional Sciences” Programs, both created in 1972. There are currently 37 registered supervisors, most of them are members of Department of Developmental and Cell Biology and Department of Anatomy and recipients of research funding from national and international agencies.

The LBS program aims at educating and training Master and PhD professionals, qualified to perform teaching and research activities. It offers a flexible Curriculum grid, which allows students to take courses in several programs of excellence at the USP and other Brazilian universities.

Research is split into seven broad areas of study, including: cardiac science; development and reproduction; degeneration and regeneration, molecular biology and signaling; neuroscience and behavior; cancer and muscle plasticity. Studies are multidisciplinary and cross-cutting, which means that researchers often work across more than one theme, as well as collaborating with colleagues in the biomedical sciences, life sciences and clinical departments across USP and abroad. The LSB has excellent facilities for the large number of full-time research students who are well integrated into the research of the Program.

The average annual number of students is around 100 (MSc and PhDs), from all regions of Brazil and from other countries as Colombia, Chile, France and India.

Our graduate students receive scholarships from different funding agencies in Brazil (Coordination for the Improvement of Higher Education Personnel, CAPES; National Council for Scientific and Technological Development, CNPq, and São Paulo Research Foundation, FAPESP).


Contact details of the Program in Life Systems Biology (LSB)



Phone: (+55) 11 3091-7258 or 11 3091-7306

Address: Av. Prof. Lineu Prestes 1524 (Department of Developmental and Cell Biology) and Av. Prof. Lineu Prestes 2415 (Department of Anatomy); Institute of Biomedical Sciences.