Cláudia Cavadas
+351 963928766
Group Leader at CNC Assistant Professor, with tenure,FFUC
Group at CNC

PhD in Pharmacology, Univ. Coimbra, 2002
Researcher (FCT Fellowship), CHUV, Univ. Lausane,1998-2001
MsC in Cell Biology (Univ. Coimbra, 1995
PharmD in  Pharmaceutical Sciences, Faculty  of Pharmacy, Univ. Coimbra, 1991



Area of Research: 

Hypothalamus, aging progeria, neuropeptides, NPY, sirtuins, autophagy, neurogenesis, cellular senescence, obesity, stress.

Research Summary:
Selected Publications: 

•    Botelho M & Cavadas C. Neuropeptide Y: an anti-aging player? Trends in Neurosciences 2015  [in press]
•    Duarte-Neves J, Gonçalves N, Cunha-Santos J, Simões AT, den Dunnen WF, Hirai H, Kügler S, Cavadas C*, Pereira de Almeida L*. Neuropeptide Y mitigates neuropathology and motor deficits in mouse models of Machado-Joseph disease. Hum  Mol Genet. 2015 [in press]
•    Aveleira CA, Botelho M, Carmo-Silva S, Pascoal JF, Ferreira-Marques M, Nóbrega, C, Cortes L, Valero J, Sousa-Ferreira L, Álvaro AR, Santana M, Kügler S, Pereira de Almeida L, Cavadas C. Neuropeptide Y stimulates autophagy in hypothalamic neurons. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2015 Mar 16.
•    Santana MM, Rosmaninho-Salgado J, Cortez V, Pereira FC, Kaster MP, Aveleira CA, Ferreira M, Álvaro AR, Cavadas Impaired adrenal medullary function in a mouse model of depression induced by unpredictable chronic stress. Eur Neuropsychopharmacol. 2015 Jul 2 [in press]
•    Sousa-Ferreira L, de Almeida LP, Cavadas C. Role of hypothalamic neurogenesis  in feeding regulation. Trends Endocrinol Metab. 2014 Feb;25(2):80-8.


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