Neuroscience and disease
Neuronal circuits and behavior
 

GROUP LEADER AND PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR



João Peça Silvestre (PhD)

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João Peça is an Assistant Professor at the University of Coimbra. He completed his PhD at Duke University, where he created the first transgenic mice for channelrhodopsin-2. At MIT, he characterized the Shank3 animal model of autism. At CNC, he leads the Neuronal Circuit and Behavior lab which aims to understand the roots of neuropsychiatric disorders. He published in high impact journals, including Nature, Nature Communications, PNAS and Neuron. He was recently awarded the "2019 Pfizer Prize" in Basic Research.

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR

Ana Luísa Cardoso, PhD

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