Susana Cardoso graduated in Biology in 2008 at the Faculty of Sciences and Technology of University of Coimbra, and in the same year got a FCT PhD fellowship with the project entitled “Deciphering the role of mitochondria and uncoupling proteins in hypoglycemia- and/or hyperglycemia-induced brain injury”. Her PhD project was developed in the Department of Life Sciences of Faculty of Sciences and Technology of University of Coimbra and in the Center for Neurosciences and Cell Biology, University of Coimbra, and included a 6 months stay at the Yale University School of Medicine, department of Neurobiology and Comparative Medicine, USA. In 2013, Susana Cardoso received the PhD degree in Cellular Biology at the Faculty of Sciences and Technology of University of Coimbra. Meanwhile, Susana Cardoso continued to work at the Center for Neurosciences and Cell Biology with an investigation fellowship and in 2014 she was awarded with a FCT Post-doc fellowship with the project entitled “Mild mitochondrial uncoupling: exploring its protective effects against brain damage associated to insulin-induced hypoglycemic events in type 1 diabetes” that was developed during 3 years. In 2017, she received another FCT Post-doc fellowship to develop the project “2,4 Dinitrophenol: From Weight Loss To Alzheimer´s Disease”. During her research path she has been enrolled in the supervision and tutoring of several students, from lab rotations and investigation chairs to master students, and published several original and review papers and book chapters as first author in international peer-reviewed journals and also co-authored several others. Presently, she has an h-index of 21 and her work has been cited 1528 times (https://scholar.google.pt/citations?user=8AEoxjwAAAAJ&hl=pt-PT). Her scientific outcomes have been presented in more than 25 scientific meetings with oral and poster presentations. She was awarded with 2 travel grants to attend at FENS (Forum of European Neuroscience; in 2010 and 2012) and with a travel grant to attend at the 51st Annual Scientific Meeting of the European Society for Clinical Investigation (2017). Presently, she is an invited reviewer in more than 20 international peer-reviewed journals including the renowned Journal of Alzheimer's Disease, Neurobiology of Aging and Mitochondrion.