University of Pittsburgh
I was born in the exceptional city of Porto. As the curiosity about life and nature always persisted on me, I graduated in Biology from University of Porto in 2007 and completed my Master studies also in Biology in the following year. I am currently a PhD student working at the School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, enrolled in the Neurosciences Doctoral Programme from University of Porto. After three years of PhD in Portugal I got a Fulbright research fellowship that allowed me to cross the Atlantic and land in Pittsburgh to complete my thesis project. My research is focused on understanding the mechanism behind botulinum toxin application in the treatment of urinary bladder pathologies. I’m also focused on the trafficking of proteins that play a crucial role in sensory pathways of the urinary bladder epithelium.