The NARSAD Young Investigator Grant
provides support for the most promising young scientists conducting neurobiological research. A NARSAD Grant is one of the highest distinctions in the field of mental health research, and is awarded by the scientific council of the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation
, which is made up of 165 prestigious volunteers, widely recognized as the leaders in every major area of brain and behavior research.
This award will allow Neide Vieira to extend the work that she has been developing in ICVS, specifically, on understanding how defects on protein homeostasis can negatively impact on cognitive decline and synaptic plasticity in ageing-associated processes and stress-related diseases.
Taking advantage of a wide range of molecular and behavior analysis techniques the researcher aims to identify novel predictors of age-related cognitive decline and neurodegeneration, for which the knowledge generated in this work is expected to contribute to the development of alternative strategies to prevent, delay or reduce cognitive decline. The work will be developed in the Life and Health Sciences Research Institute, under the supervision of professor Margarida Correia-Neves and professor Nuno Sousa.