I graduated from the University of Coimbra, Portugal, with a BSc in physics engineering (1995) and an MSc in technological physics (1999). Meanwhile I undertook a research grant from EU-TMR Access to Large Scale Facilities Program to conduct research at Risø National Laboratory for Sustainable Energy, Technical University of Denmark. From 2001 I worked as a research assistant at the Physics department, University of Aveiro, Portugal, in collaboration with the High Pressure line of ESRF and CNRS, Grenoble. Here I became interested in applications of physics to vision science, so in 2003 I began work as a research technician on an FCT fellowship at the Institute for Biomedical Imaging in Life Sciences (IBILI) in Coimbra’s Faculty of Medicine. Here I was awarded an FCT doctoral scholarship (2005) to develop new biophysical methods to study neurosensory function. I completed this PhD in 2011, and have since been working as a postdoc in vision science at IBILI. My main research here focuses on quantification of visual degeneration disorders resulting from macular degeneration, diabetes and cataracts, which are increasingly common in aging populations around the world. As well as on the study of parallel pathways to quantitatively analyze visual aging in neurodegenerative disorders of the retina and the brain (Glaucoma and Parkinson Disease). I am also interested to elucidate the old question of hemispheric asymmetry by the novel theory of double filtering by frequency, using functional magnetic resonance imaging of the visual areas.