Nivea (N.M.F.) Falcao PhD


Pharmaceutical Sciences/ Pharmacometrics

Research interests

In a collaborative network with the Netherlands Cancer Institute and Reade Center for Rheumatology, our research group at the Department of Immunopathology develops population PK/PD modeling for biological agents. Using therapeutic drug monitoring (TDM) for guiding treatment decisions, our main goal is to support the clinic in advice on personalized dosing using pharmacometrics approaches.



Postdoctoral fellow at Department of Immunopathology, Sanquin Research, Amsterdam, The Netherlands


Postdoctoral Research Associate at Department of Neurosciences, Rosalind Franklin University, North Chicago, United States


PhD student at Department of Pharmaceutics, College of Pharmacy, University of Florida, United States

Apr. 2010 -  Dec. 2011

Internship, Department of Pharmaceutics, College of Pharmacy, University of Florida, United States


M.Sc. student at Department of Health Sciences, College of Medicine, Universidade Federal do Amazonas, Brazil


B.Sc. student at Biochemistry Pharmacy, Universidade Paulista UNIP, Brazil (Specialization in Clinical Analysis)

Other publications

  • Menegucci T.C., Fedrigo N.H., Lodi F.G., Albiero J., Nishiyama S.A.B., Mazucheli J., Carrara-Marroni F.E., Voelkner, N.M.F..; Gong H., Sy S.K.B., Tognim M.C.B. Pharmacodynamic Effects of Sulbactam/Meropenem/Polymyxin-B Combination Against Extremely Drug Resistant Acinetobacter baumannii Using Checkerboard Information (2019) Microb Drug Resist. Jun 19. Doi: 10.1089/mdr.2018.0283.
  • Padovan-Neto, F.E.; Patterson, S.; Voelkner, N.M.F.; Atwal, F.; Beverley, J.A.; West, A.R.; Steiner, H. Selective Regulation of 5-HT1B Serotonin Receptor Expression in the Striatum by Dopamine Depletion and Repeated L-DOPA Treatment: Relationship to L-DOPA-Induced Dyskinesias (2019) Mol Neurobiol. Aug 19.