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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. 


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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