Ph.D.: Biochemistry, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 1996;
M.D.: Medicine, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 1994
Main Nano Field: Nanotechnology in Neuroscience
Research interest: Our main interest is to understand the molecular mechanisms that lead to Parkinson’s disease (PD). We investigate how key PD proteins aggregate in neurons and promote neurodegeneration. We also search for proteins and compounds that can modulate their pathological accumulation and toxicity, and that may be used as future therapeutics to alleviate the disease progression.