Joana Duarte-Neves
Aluna de doutoramento
Group at CNC

Joana has a Master’s degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences from the Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Coimbra, in 2010. Now, Joana is doing a PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences in the specialty of Pharmaceutical Biotechnology, in the Faculty of Pharmacy of University of Coimbra, under the supervision of Professor Luís Pereira de Almeida and Professor Cláudia Cavadas. The PhD thesis is entitled “Neuropeptide Y gene transfer for neuroprotection in Machado-Joseph Disease” and the work is supported by the FCT grant SFRH/BD/74993/2010. The experimental work has been performed in CNC.



Area of Research: 

Gene therapy, Neurosciences, neurodegenerative diseases

Research Summary:
Selected Publications: 

Duarte-Neves, Joana; Gonçalves, Nélio; Cunha-Santos, Janete; Simões, Ana Teresa; den Dunnen, Wilfred F.A.; Hirai, Hirokazu; Kügler, Sebastian; Cavadas, Cláudia; Pereira de Almeida, Luís. “Neuropeptide Y mitigates neuropathology and motor deficits in mouse models of Machado–Joseph disease.” Human Molecular Genetics, Epub, p. ddv271-ddv271, 2015. (IF: 6.393)

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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