Gisela Armada

  • Behavior
  • Protein Trafficking
  • Neurodegeneration
  • Reward
  • Sorting Nexins
  • Stress

Gisela Armada (24 years old, MSc), PhD student in the Life and Health Sciences Research Institute, ICVS/3B’s Associated Laboratory, School of Medicine, University of Minho, Braga, Portugal.
Gisela Armada graduated in Biochemistry (School of Sciences, University of Minho, Braga) in 2018. She holds a MSc in Health Sciences (School of Medicine, University of Minho, Braga). Her research experience was acquired mostly in Neurosciences, using cell and animal models. Her scientific interests include Neurosciences, animal behavior, protein trafficking, and the reward circuit. She is co-author of 1 scientific paper and author of two posters presented in the Neurosciences Research Domain Retreat. Currently, she is doing her PhD project at the Life and Health Sciences Research Institute, trying to understand the role of Sorting Nexin 27 in the reward circuitry and how its modulated by stress exposure.

Scientific Highlights

Barreira-Silva P, Melo-Miranda R, Nobrega C, Roque S, Serre-Miranda C, Borges M, Armada G, de Sá Calçada D, Behar SM, Appelberg R, Correia-Neves M. IFNγ and iNOS-Mediated Alterations in the Bone Marrow and Thymus and Its Impact on Mycobacterium avium-Induced Thymic Atrophy. Front Immunol. 2021 Dec 20;12:696415. doi: 10.3389/fimmu.2021.696415. PMID: 34987496; PMCID: PMC8721011.