2009- present CISA Project (Creation of a Health Research Center in Angola) - General Coordinator and Scientific Coordinator
Training and Education
1998-2004 I graduated in Biochemistry from the University
of Porto, Portugal in 1996. After short training periods doing research in Stockholm and
Paris I joined the Fishell lab to do my PhD in October of 1998 with a fellowship from
the Gubenkian PhD program in Biology and Medicine.
During my PhD I was interested in several aspects of brain
development. In my first project I studied the role of Shh in the specification
of oligodendrocytes in the brain using loss and gain-of function
approaches. I showed that similarly to the spinal cord Shh is able to induce
the development of oligodendrocytes within the telencephalon.
2004 - 2007
Postdoc on malaria at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicie, David Conway´s lab - Mechanisms of invasion of red blood cells by P. falciparum parasites; which included work in Kenya and The Gambia
- MSc on Health Policy Planning and Financing
2007 - 2008 Malaria Consortium, Mozambique - Monitor and Evaluation Specialist