João Rocha is a Professor of Pharmacology, Immunopharmacology & Pharmacotherapy at the Department of Pharmacy, Pharmacology and Health Technologies of the Faculty of Pharmacy – University of Lisbon (Portugal) lecturing at the Pharmaceutical Sciences Integrated Masters several units (Pharmacology, Pharmacotherapy, Immunopharmacology, Pharmacotherapy in Oncology and Pharmacotherapy in Mental Health). He also teaches at the Masters in Regulation and Evaluation of Medicines and Health Products and in PhD Advanced Courses.
With a background in experimental models of disease, mainly on animal models of local and systemic inflammation (organ ischemia-reperfusion, lung injury, sepsis) he is currently a PI and Group Leader at the Laboratory of Systems Integration Pharmacology, Clinical & Regulatory Science at iMed, with areas of research interest focusing on Non-Clinical and Clinical Pharmacology/Pharmacodynamics and Regulatory Sciences, having published over 30 full papers in international peer-reviewed journals, over 60 communications in national and international congresses and acts as invited editor and reviewer of international peer-reviewed journals in the area of Pharmacology, Medicines, Herbal Medicines and Functional Foods.
Additionally, in the Health Regulatory area, he is a Pre-Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology Expert Assessor for the Medicines Evaluation Comittee (CAM) at Infarmed (National Authority of Medicines and Health Products) and a Clinical Pharmacology Expert Assessor at the European Medicines Agency (EMA). He is also a Toxicological and Pharmaceutical Expert Assessor for DGAV (Directorate General for Food and Veterinary).