2017 -
Group Leader ‘RNA & Infection’, Principal Investigator (FCT Investigator Programme)
Center for Neuroscience and Cell Biology (CNC)
University of Coimbra, Portugal

April 2012 - 2107
Young Investigator / Group Leader
Bavarian Molecular Biosystems Research Network (BioSysNet)
Institute of Molecular Infection Biology, University of Würzburg, Germany

Postdoctoral Fellow
International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB),Trieste, Italy
Topic: Role of microRNAs in cardiomyocyte proliferation and differentiation
Mentor: Prof. Mauro Giacca
Postdoctoral Fellow
Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology, Berlin, Germany    
Topic: The role of microRNAs in bacterial infections
Mentor: Prof. Jörg Vogel
Postdoctoral Fellow
Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology, Tübingen, and EMBL, Heidelberg, Germany
Topic: Mechanisms of miRNA-mediated gene-silencing   
Mentor: Dr. Elisa Izaurralde
Ph.D. in Biochemistry
University of Coimbra and Center for Neuroscience and Cell Biology, Coimbra, Portugal
Ph.D. thesis: Nucleo-Cytoplasmic Transport of Viral Structural Proteins
Supervisor: Prof. Maria da Conceição Pedroso de Lima
Undergraduate studies in Biochemistry
University of Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal