Patrícia Silva currently holds a position as Research Technician at the Instituto de Investigação e Formação Avançada em Ciências da Saúde (IINFACTS/CESPU) and as Assistant Professor at the Instituto Universitário de Ciências da Saúde (IUCS/CESPU), where she lectures curricular units of Cell and Molecular Biology and General Histology and Embryology.
She graduated in Pathological, Cytological and Thanatological Anatomy (CESPU) in 2008 and completed a Master in Molecular Biology Techniques and Cytomics in Health Science (CESPU) in 2011. From 2013 to 2017 she was devoted to her PhD in Biomedical Sciences, from the Departamento de Ciências Biomédicas e Medicina da Universidade do Algarve, where she explored the function, regulation and therapeutic implications of the Spindle assembly Checkpoint (SAC) mechanism. The PhD work were performed at the Centre for Biomedical Research (CBMR, Ualg) in collaboration with CESPU. Currently, her research interest focuses on the investigation of mitosis and in development of strategies to kill cancer cells or to increase their sensitivity to currently anti-mitotic agentes.