I obtained my B.Sc. degree in Biology in Faculty of Science and Technology of University of Coimbra (2007, Portugal).
From September 2006 to July 2007 I was traineeship student of B.Sc. of Biology. The traineeship was performed at the Laboratory of Pharmacology and Therapeutics, Faculty of Medicine, IBILI, University of Coimbra, about the theme “Effect of acute administration of methamphetamine on pro-inflammatory cytokines levels and glial cells in the mice hippocampus”.
From September 2007 to December 2012 I did my PhD in Health Sciences at the Laboratory of Pharmacology and Therapeutics of University of Coimbra/IBILI, about the theme “Impact of methamphetamine on blood-brain barrier function”. I also performed part of my PhD in the Institute of Ophthalmology of University College London (London, UK).
From April to September 2013 I was a research fellow in the Centre of Ophthalmology and Vision Sciences, IBILI, Faculty of Medicine, University of Coimbra, working on the project “Life and death of retinal ganglion cells: unmasking the neuromodulatory and neuroprotective roles of Neuropeptide Y”. From October 2013 to June 2015 I was a laboratory technician at the Centre for New Technologies for Medicine (CNTM), AIBILI, and Centre of Ophthalmology and Vision Sciences, IBILI, Faculty of Medicine, University of Coimbra, working on the project “FAAH inhibitors: evaluation of the potential effect in the intraocular pressure and neuroprotector effect in the retina”. Since July 2015 I am a post-doctoral research fellow at the Laboratory Animals Group, CITAB, UTAD (Vila Real, Portugal), where I am responsible for managing the animal house.