Susana P Pereira
+351 231 249 170
pereirasusan@gmail.com
PhD student
Group at CNC
Education: 

Susana Pereira obtained her degree in Applied Biology at University of Minho, Braga, Portugal in 2007 investigating the toxicity of the herbicides metolachlor and alachlor on bacterial model, Bacillus stearothermophilus and membrane model system of lipossomes of DPPC. In 2009, Susana completed her Master’s in Cellular and Molecular Biology in the Department of Zoology, University of Coimbra, Portugal, “In vivo effects of 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD) on heart and liver mitochondrial bioenergetics and ATP-sensitive potassium channels," under supervision of Dr. Paulo Oliveira, Center for Neuroscience and Cell Biology and Dr. António Moreno, Department of Zoology, University of Coimbra, with a final average of 18 value.

Susana has been a PhD student since 2010, with a project “Mitochondrial Mechanisms of Fetal Cardio-Renal Programming in Rodents and Non-Human Primates” at the University of Coimbra, under the supervision of Dr. Paulo Oliveira, Center for Neuroscience and Cell Biology and Dr. Mark Nijland, Center for Pregnancy and Newborn Research, Dept Obstet Gynecol, University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio.
Susana has authored or co-authored 12 full-length, peer-reviewed publications (including articles in Free Radical Biology and Medicine, Current Drug Safety, Environmental Pollution and PLOS One).
Susana has published several papers on the mechanisms of toxic compounds. Recently she published a seminal paper explaining the “Effects of Moderate Global Maternal Nutrient Reduction on Fetal Baboon Renal Mitochondrial Gene Expression at 0.9 Gestation” in American Journal of Physiology - Renal Physiology.
Susana has had 15 oral communications at scientific meetings and more than 30 poster presentations. Hers current h-index factor rates 6 (Google Scholar). Susana has participated extensively  in research team projects and acts as an ad-hoc reviewer in four different publications including Antioxidants & Redox Signaling and The Journal of Physiology.

 

Afiliation: 

CNC

Area of Research: 

Susana Pereira continues to pursue hers studies on fetal reprogramming of mitochondrial phenotypes, revealing the role of nutrition in the environment in fetal cardio-renal development, with particular interest in the impact of mitochondrial bioenergetics and how nutrition can be use as a therapeutic target in pregnancy and other conditions.
She is also interested in Biotechnology, specifically the mechanisms of toxicity of highly relevant compounds widely disseminated, namely the toxicology and pharmacology of the mitochondrial bioenergetic.

 

Research Summary: 
orcid.org/0000-0002-1168-2444
Selected Publications: 

Susana P. Pereira, Paulo J. Oliveira, Ludgero Tavares, António J. Moreno, Laura A, Cox, Peter W. Nathanielsz, Mark J. Nijland (2015). Effects of Moderate Global Maternal Nutrient Reduction on Fetal Baboon Renal Mitochondrial Gene Expression at 0.9 Gestation. American Journal of Physiology - Renal Physiology (IF= 3.6)

Susana P. Pereira, Gonçalo C. Pereira, Cláudia V. Pereira, Filipa S. Carvalho, Marília H. Cordeiro, Paula C. Mota, João Ramalho-Santos, António J. Moreno, Paulo J. Oliveira (2013). Dioxin-induced acute cardiac mitochondrial oxidative damage and increased activity of ATP-sensitive potassium channels in Wistar rats. Environmental Pollution  180, 281-290. (IF 3.7).

Susana P. Pereira, Maria A. S. Fernandes, João D. Martins, Maria S. Santos, António J. M. Moreno, Joaquim A. F. Vicente, Romeu A. Videira, Amália S. Jurado, (2009). Toxicity assessment of the herbicide metolachlor. Comparative effects on bacterial and mitochondrial model systems. Toxicology in Vitro 23, 1585-1590. (IF 2.9)

Susana P. Pereira, Gonçalo C. Pereira, António J. Moreno, Paulo J. Oliveira (2009). Can drug safety be predicted and animal experiments reduced by using isolated mitochondrial franctions? Alternatives to Laboratory Animals (ATLA) 37, 355-365. (IF 3.2)

Gonçalo C. Pereira, Susana P. Pereira, Claudia V. Pereira, José A. Lumini, José Magalhães, António Ascensão, Maria S. Santos, António J. Moreno, Paulo J. Oliveira (2012). Mitochondrionopathy phenotype in Doxorubicin-treated wistar rats depends on treatment protocol and is cardiac-specific. PloS One 7(6):e38867. (IF 4.4)

 
   
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