Andreia C. Pereira obtained a B.Sc. in Biology and a M.Sc. in Cell and Molecular Biology from the Faculty of Sciences and Technology of the University of Coimbra in 2008 and 2011, respectively. In 2009 she came to Professor Miguel Castelo-Branco’s laboratory at IBILI working under his supervision. Here she developed skills on neuroimaging techniques in order to study brain anatomy and neurochemistry, which lead to her Master’s thesis – “Autism Spectrum Disorders – a brain morphometric and neurochemical study”.
Since 2012 she is also working as a research assistant in the project “Comprehensive analysis of rod-cone photoreceptor degeneration associated with rhodopsin mutations” (E-Rare2/SAU/0001/2008). In this project the main objective is to understand the impact of progressive peripheral vision loss, eventually resulting in blindness later in life, at the cerebral cortex level using MRI and fMRI.
- Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
- Magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS)
- Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)
- Brain morphometry and neurochemistry
- Structure-function correlations
- Adult neuroplasticity
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