Joana Vieira de Castro graduated in Applied Biology in 2008 by the University of Minho (Portugal) and completed her master degree in Cellular and Molecular Biology in 2010 by the University of Coimbra (Portugal).
She is a PhD student working at the Life and Health Sciences Research Institute(ICVS), University of Minho (Portugal), under the supervision of Bruno Costa, PhD, and António Salgado, PhD. Her work is focused on the study of Glioma Stem Cell Markers.
2011 Research Fellowship under PTDC/SAU-TOX/114549/2009 project(Life and Health Sciences Research Institute, University of Minho)
Honors and Prizes
2012 Portuguese Science Foundation (FCT) PhD scholarship
A. Xavier Magalhães, J. Vieira de Castro, andB. M. Costa. General Epidemiology and Classification of Primary Brain andCentral Nervous System Tumors in Molecular Determinants of Glioma Risk andPatients Prognosis. LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing GmbH & Co. KG, 2012.ISBN: 978-3-8573-3502-3. pp: 3-15.
N. Costa, A. Sousa, C. Teixeira, J. Castro, N. Guimarães, and F. Santos-Silva. Oncogenic signaling in gastric cancer. Invited Chapter in the Book: Gastric Carcinoma - Molecular Aspects and Current Advances. InTech Open Access Publisher, Vienna, Austria, 2011.ISBN: 978-953-307- 412-2.