Paula I. Moreira received her PhD in Biomedical Sciences from University of Coimbra, Portugal, in 2007. Currently, she is Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Medicine and head of the research group "Cell Signaling and Metabolism in Disease" (former "Cell Metabolism and Quality Control) at Center for Neuroscience and Cell Biology , University of Coimbra, Portugal. Moreira’s group is interested in elucidating the role of mitochondria (energy, homeostasis and signals) and insulin signaling pathways in brain changes occurring in diabetes and age-related neurodegenerative diseases, particularly Alzheimer’s disease. The therapeutic potential of anti-diabetic drugs and mitochondrial modulators is also being investigated. Moreira has published more than 180 scientific peer-reviewed articles. She is deputy editor of Journal of Alzheimer's Disease, associate editor of Journal of Alzheimer's Disease Reports and Frontiers of Aging Neuroscience, section editor of BBA-Molecular Basis of Disease and belongs to the editorial board of Current Alzheimer's Research, Rejuvenation Research and British Journal of Pharmacology. Paula Moreira won the Stimulus to Research prize, in 2003, supported by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation and, in 2008, the L’Oréal for Women in Science Award supported by L'Oreal Portugal/UNESCO/ FCT.
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