Dana-Farber Cancer Institute/Harvard Medical School
I am a second year PhD student working the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute/Harvard Medical School, enrolled in the PhD program in Experimental Biology and Biomedicine at the University of Coimbra, Portugal. I graduated from Biochemistry in 2008 and after finishing my Masters, also in Biochemistry in 2010, I started my PhD. After one year of courses in Portugal, I came to Boston where I am doing research for my thesis project. My research is focused on the regulation of brain metabolism.
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I am a PhD student from the PhD program in Experimental Biology and Biomedicine of University of Coimbra, currently doing research at the Department of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology from Harvard University. The focus of my work is the regulation of the human immune system during pregnancy. I was born and raised in Lisbon, where I obtained my Bachelor's and Masters' degree in Molecular Biology from the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon. During my masters, I worked at the Instituto Nacional de Saúde Dr. Ricardo Jorge and Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência, trying to find a link between Alzheimer's disease and iron metabolism. It was a hot topic, but for my PhD I decided to pursue a different question that had been fascinating me since my undergrad - how does a mother's immune system tolerate a semi-foreign fetus, instead of rejecting it like a mismatched transplant? This paradox brought me to Boston 2 years ago, where I found a fantastic and stimulating environment not just for science, but also for social and personal improvement. Outside of the lab, I enjoy cooking (mainly baking), reading and socializing, and my greatest passion is dance - you'll find me dancing salsa, bachata and cha cha cha in the various salsa venues of Boston until I can't stand up anymore.
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