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Name: Pedro Morgado

Office: G2.28

School Phone: +351 253 604 931

Email: pedromorgado@med.uminho.pt

 

 

 

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About

Pedro Morgado (MD, PhD) is Auxiliary Professor at the School of Medicine, University of Minho. He is a Psychiatrist, working at Hospital de Braga. He is a researcher member of the Clinical Academic Centre (2CA-Braga) and of ICVS/3B's - PT Government Associated Laboratory at University of Minho. He is involved in national and international research projects. Since 2017, he is also the Vice-President of School of Medicine, University of Minho.
His research is focused on neuronal basis of decision-making processes, exploring the interactions between chronic stress and neuropsychiatric disorders. He is involved in both basic and clinical research and his recent work is focused in obsessive-compulsive spectrum disorders.
Pedro Morgado has published several peer-reviewed research articles and has participated in several medical and neuroscience conferences as present author.

Projects

Developing a neurofunctional intervention for emotion regulation under stress (Leader) 

Obsessive-compulsive disorder: focus on stress and decision-making (Leader) 

Treating Refactory Obsessive Compulsive Diroder Using Real-Time Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging Neurofeedback (Leader) 

Long term impact of prenatal glucocorticoid exposure (Human study)  

Neuro-Politics: the neural correlates of political decision-making: an fMRI-based approach  

Selected Publications

Dias-Ferreira E, Sousa JC, Melo I, Morgado P, Mesquita AR, Cerqueira JJ, Costa RM, Sousa N. Chronic stress causes frontostriatal reorganization and affects decision-making. Science. 2009 Jul 31;325(5940):621-5. doi: 10.1126/science.1171203.

Rodrigues AJ, Leão P, Pêgo JM, Cardona D, Carvalho MM, Oliveira M, Costa BM, Carvalho AF, Morgado P, Araújo D, Palha JA, Almeida OF, Sousa N. Mechanisms of initiation and reversal of drug-seeking behavior induced by prenatal exposure to glucocorticoids. Mol Psychiatry. 2012 Dec;17(12):1295-305. doi: 10.1038/mp.2011.126.

Pinto V, Costa JC, Morgado P, Mota C, Miranda A, Bravo FV, Oliveira TG, Cerqueira JJ, Sousa N. Differential impact of chronic stress along the hippocampal dorsal-ventral axis. Brain Struct Funct, in press

Morgado P, Marques F, Silva MB, Sousa N, Cerqueira JJ. A Novel Risk-Based Decision Making Paradigm. Front Behav Neurosci, 8: 45 (2014).

Pinto V, Costa JC, Morgado P, Mota C, Miranda A, Bravo FV, Oliveira TG, Cerqueira JJ, Sousa N. Differential impact of chronic stress along the hippocampal dorsal-ventral axis. Brain Struct Funct, 220(2):1205-1212 (2015).

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