Sara Carmo-Silva
+351 239 820 190
PhD Student
Group at CNC

Sara Carmo Silva has a master in Celular and Molecular Biology since 2011 by the University of Aveiro, has a BsC Clinical Analysis and Public Health by College of Health Tecnhology of Coimbra (2010).
Sara developed her master thesis at Vectors and Gene Therapy Group at CNC- Center for Neuroscience and Cell Biology, University of Coimbra under the scientific supervision of Professor Luís Pereira de Almeida. In 2012, she integrated the Neuroendocrinology and Aging Group at this institution as a research fellow from FCT.  In 2013 was awarded with a PhD Fellowship from FCT to develop her a project under the scientific supervision of Professor Claudia Cavadas and Professor Luís Pereira de Almeida, having as a co-advisor Professor Stefan Pulst from University of Utah in the United States of America. Sara Carmo Silva Sara will present her PhD thesis to the Faculty of Farmacy of the University of Coimbra.




Area of Research: 

Ataxin-2, Obesity, Metabolism, Protein Interactions, Aging, Longevity, Neuropeptide Y, Neurogenesis, Neurodegeneration

Research Summary:
Selected Publications: 

Nobrega C, Carmo-Silva S, Albuquerque D, Vasconcelos-Ferreira A, Vijayakumar U, Mendonça L, Hirai H, Pereira de Almeida L. Reestablishing ataxin-2 alleviates Machado-Joseph Disease. (Brain, 2015 in press)

Aveleira C A*, Botelho M*, Carmo-Silva S, Pascoal J, Ferreira-Marques M, Nóbrega C, Cortes L, Valero J, Sousa-Ferreira L, Álvaro A R, Santana M, Kügler S, Pereira de Almeida L, Cavadas C. Neuropeptide Y stimulates autophagy in hypothalamic neurons. (2015, PNAS, 112(13):E1642-51) * equally contribution

Other information:

Financiado por Fundos FEDER através do Programa Operacional Factores de Competitividade – COMPETE 2020 e por Fundos Nacionais através da FCT – Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia no âmbito do projecto Estratégico com referência atribuida pelo COMPETE: POCI-01-0145-FEDER-007440

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