NeuroBioengineering & Applied Therapies UNIT

Fábio Teixeira, PhD

Team Coordination

Fábio Teixeira, PhD
Fábio Teixeira, PhD

Group Leader

Research Topics

1.Pharmacotherapies for Central Nervous System Modeling and Repair

Under the field of neurodegenerative diseases, namely Parkinson’s Disease (PD). We are exploring the impact of neuroprotective/disease-modifying and repurposing treatments in PD mechanisms and circuitries;

2.Metabolism and Neurodegeneration

Through multidisciplinary approaches, we are addressing how metabolic deficiency affects certain vulnerable neuronal clusters, and if this could be a common underlying thread linking many dimensions of the disease, or diseases.

3.Enabling Technologies to BioTherapeutics and Precision Medicine Applications

The ability to non-surgically increase Blood-Brain Barrier (BBB) permeability in a localized and controlled manner will likely drive innovation in centrally targeted pharmacology and (nano)regenerative strategies. The use of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)-guided focused ultrasound (FUS) is being presented as a highly attractive approach to transiently open the BBB in targeted regions of the brain in a focally and reversible manner.

Thus, understanding the impact of the mutual regulation/modulation of key signaling pathways and circuitries in neurodegenerative processes and treatment applications is the main focus of our Neuro Unit, as it may provide new insights into the disease pathological process and help to establish more effective therapeutic approaches.

Team

Bruna Araújo
Bruna Araújo

PhD student

Molecular and Cellular Biotechnology Applied to Health Sciences, ICBAS

Rita Caridade
Rita Caridade

Research Fellow

Neuropharmacology

Susana Ramalho
Susana Ramalho

PhD Student

Neurosciences and Clinical Psychology, UVigo

Catarina Teixeira
Catarina Teixeira

Designer

Biotechnology, UVigo

Cátia Almeida
Cátia Almeida

PhD student

Metabolism, FMUP

Vitorino Dias
Vitorino Dias

MSc Student

Metabolism, FMUP

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PhD Student

Neuroscience

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MSc Student

Neuroscience

Associated Facilities

Cell Culture Lab

Chemical Biopathology Lab

Molecular Biology Lab

Core Lab

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