CompLifeSci Guest Seminar: Dr. Ana João Rodrigues, University of Minho, Portugal: Impact of prenatal stress in the reward circuit: from rodents to humans and back

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9.10.2019 klo 10.00 - 11.00
Wed, October 9th, 2019

10:00-11:00 Alhopuro Auditorium, Medisiina D, Kiinamyllynkatu 10

Dr. Ana João Rodrigues, ICVS, University of Minho, Portugal: Impact of prenatal stress in the reward circuit: from rodents to humans and back

Host: Linnea Karlsson

Coffee at 9:45

Ana João Rodrigues (AJR, 37 years old) is currently a Researcher at ICVS, University of Minho, Portugal. AJR graduated in Applied Biology in 2003, with the research trainee at LUMC, Holland. In 2008, AJR obtained her PhD in Health Sciences, University of Minho, Portugal (Patricia Maciel’s Lab), at the Neurogenetics Department in UCLA, USA (Daniel Geschwind’s Lab), and at Turku Biocenter for Technology, Finland (Garry Corthals’ lab). From 2009-2013, AJR performed a post-doctoral fellowship at ICVS (Nuno Sousa’s Lab). Since 2013, AJR is a junior PI at ICVS, and her research is focused in understanding what drives reward and motivated behaviors, and how prenatal stress/glucocorticoid exposure can imprint long-lasting marks in the brain, leading to maladaptive behavior later in life. Her research goes from molecular studies (omics) to animal models (behavioral, electrophysiology, and optogenetic tools) to human studies (neuropsychological evaluation, fMRI). AJR has published 50 peer-reviewed articles and is part of the editorial board at Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience and Brain Research.
ORCID: orcid.org/0000-0003-1968-7968; Scopus: 12139015600; ResearcherID: D-3782-2012

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