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Name: Susana Roque

Office: I2.01

School Phone: +351 253 604 956

Email: sroque@med.uminho.pt




Keywords: Neuroimmunology Immune System Mood disorders Cognition


Susana Roque is a post-doc researcher at the Life and Health Sciences Research Institute, University of Minho.

Susana Roque holds a degree in Biochemistry, a master in Clinical Immunology and a PhD in Health Sciences. Her research activities were initially focused in the role of the IL-10 in the immune response to Mycobacterium avium infection. Currently her field of study is neuroimmunology, namely the role of the immune system in mood disorders and cognition. 


Multiple Sclerosis: Studying lipocalin 2 as a novel player in the pathophysiology of the disease  

The role of the immune system in mood disorders and cognition  

Selected Publications

Roque S, Oliveira TG, Nobrega C, Barreira-Silva P, Nunes-Alves C, Sousa N, Palha JA, Correia-Neves M. Interplay between Depressive-Like Behavior and the Immune System in an Animal Model of Prenatal Dexamethasone Administration. Front Behav Neurosci. 2011 Feb 7;5:4. doi: 10.3389/fnbeh.2011.00004. eCollection 2011.

Roque S*, Mesquita AR*, Palha JA, Sousa N, Correia-Neves M. 2014. The behavioral and immunological impact of maternal separation: a matter of timing. Front. Behav. Neurosci. 8:192 (2014).

Monteiro S, Ferreira F, Pinto V, Roque S, Morais M, Sá-Calçada D, Mota C, Correia-Neves M, Cerqueira JJ. Absence of IFN? promotes hippocampal plasticity and enhances cognitive performance. Transl Psychiat, 6:e707 (2016).

Monteiro S, Roque S, de Sá-Calçada D, Sousa N, Correia-Neves M, Cerqueira JJ. An efficient chronic unpredictable stress protocol to induce stress-related responses in C57BL/6 mice. Front Psychiatry, 6:6 (2015).

Serre-Miranda C*, Roque S*, Santos NC, Portugal-Nunes C, Costa P, Palha JA, Sousa N, Correia-Neves M. Effector memory CD4+ T cells are associated with cognitive performance in a senior population. Neurol Neuroimmunol Neuroinflamm, 2(1):e54 (2015).

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