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Research Assistant

Education and Training

MSc in Molecular Biology and Genetics, Faculdade de Ciências, University of Lisbon, Portugal, 2020

Postgraduate Course in Bioethics, Faculdade de Direito, University of Lisbon, Portugal, 2018

BSc in Health Science, University of Lisbon, Portugal, 2018

Research activities

My work is focused on better understanding the neuronal defects underlying the pathophysiology of Angelman Syndrome (AS), a rare neurodevelopmental disorder. For that patient-specific induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) are submitted to a cortical neurogenesis protocol optimized by our group in order to characterize mature AS neurons, better define the development window for epigenetic imprinting marks and identify Angelman-specific neuronal phenotypes.

Selected publications

Maranga, C., Vieira, A.A., Bekman, E.P., da Rocha, S.T. Induced pluripotent stem cells for modeling Angelman syndrome. in iPSCs for Modeling Central Nervous System Disorders, Birbrair, A. (ed.), Academic Press, ISBN 9780323857642 (2021).