Dr. Victorio Bambini-Junior

Dr. Victorio Bambini-Junior

Lecturer in Bioscience

School of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences

Maudland Building, MB241

+44 (0) 1772 89 6483


Subject Areas: Biosciences, Health

Dr. Victorio Bambini Junior has been working with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) since 2007 and has published seminal works related to an animal model of ASD induced by the prenatal exposure to valproate (VPA).

His current research interest are preclinical evaluations in ASD, neuroimmunology and development of animal models.

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  • BSc in Biomedical Science, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, 2004 – 2008
  • MSc in Biochemistry, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, 2008 – 2011
  • PhD in Biochemistry, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, 2011 – 2014

H – Index: 10

Working in academia since 2004, Dr Victorio Bambini Junior has been building his career through very competitive grants (MSc. Fellowship from Coordination of Higher Education Personnel Improvement, Ph.D. and junior postdoctoral fellowship from the National Council for Scientific and Technological Development, and a highly prestigious postdoctoral fellowship from the Carlos Chagas Filho Foundation.

He participates in characterization of the animal model of ASD induced by VPA and has been working with immune alterations found in ASD. He is author of 12 articles, 2 book chapters and 1 patent.

He is currently receiving CVs for potential PhD students and is willing to participate in collaborative projects.

It is also said that high quality Brazilian coffee is always served in his office and during meetings with him.


Resveratrol Prevents Cellular and Behavioral Sensory Alterations in the Animal Model of Autism Induced by Valproic Acid. Fontes-Dutra M, Santos-Terra J, Deckmann I, Brum Schwingel G, Della-Flora Nunes G, Hirsch MM, Bauer-Negrini G, Riesgo RS, Bambini-Júnior V, Hedin-Pereira C, Gottfried C. Front Synaptic Neurosci. 2018 May 22;10:9. doi: 10.3389/fnsyn.2018.00009. eCollection 2018.

Behavioral alterations in autism model induced by valproic acid and translational analysis of circulating microRNA. Hirsch MM, Deckmann I, Fontes-Dutra M, Bauer-Negrini G, Della-Flora Nunes G, Nunes W, Rabelo B, Riesgo R, Margis R, Bambini-Junior V, Gottfried C. Food Chem Toxicol. 2018 May;115:336-343. doi: 10.1016/j.fct.2018.02.061. Epub 2018 Mar 3.

The Impact of Neuroimmune Alterations in Autism Spectrum Disorder. Gottfried C, Bambini-Junior V, Francis F, Riesgo R, Savino W. Front Psychiatry. 2015 Sep 9;6:121. doi: 10.3389/fpsyt.2015.00121. eCollection 2015. Review.

Effects of an H3R antagonist on the animal model of autism induced by prenatal exposure to valproic acid. Baronio D, Castro K, Gonchoroski T, de Melo GM, Nunes GD, Bambini-Junior V, Gottfried C, Riesgo R.

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Teaching Activities and Responsibilities

  • Project supervisor and teaching in several subjects related to research activities.

Research Activities

External Affiliations and Roles

  • Coordinator of the Laboratory of Behavioural Observation at UCLan
  • Member of the Brazilian National Institute of Neuroimmunomodulation
  • Member of the Translational Group for Studies in ASD

One Minute Research

Victorio has produced a One Minute Research video about his research into the understanding and treatment of neurodevelopmental disorders