Jonas Campos

  • Stem Cells
  • Nutrition
  • Secretome
  • Spinal Cord Injury

Jonas Campos acquired his BSc in Nutrition Sciences from the São Camilo University Center in 2014 and his MSc in Biochemistry from the University of Beira Interior in 2019. His first research experience started while still in Brasil, during two scientific initiation projects involving human clinical nutrition in the areas of nutritional epidemiology and sports physiology at the Federal University of São Paulo. During his masters, Jonas worked in multidisciplinary research projects in neuroscience and stem cell biology and currently is a PhD candidate of the Health Sciences doctorate program of the School of Medicine at University of Minho, caring his research at the Life and Health Sciences Research Institute under the supervision of António Salgado. His research work is centered on the study and implementation of nutritional compounds as a platform to enhance the functionality of stem cells used for regenerative purposes in the central nervous system. Over the years, he has gained technical expertise in the design and performance of studies using in vitro and in vivo models of multiple central nervous system paradigms. In addition, he has experience with techniques such as animal behavior analysis, histology, microscopy, and molecular biology, having currently published 4 original papers and 1 accepted review paper in international peer-reviewed journals.

Scientific Highlights

2019: Masters Level Research Fellowship: Intracellular Quantum Metrology Techniques for Personalized Medicines of Neurodegenerative Diseases 2020: FCT PhD fellowship at Life and Health Sciences Research Institute (ICVS), School of Medicine – University of Minho


Basic mechanisms of degeneration/regeneration

This project dedicates to fundamental research to understand the molecular mechanisms underlying Parkinson’s Disease (PD) and Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) pathophysiology.

In the context of PD, we focus on addressing how…

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Molecular Therapies

The remarkable advances in molecular biology in the past decades have led to a better understanding of the mechanisms implicated in the pathophysiology of many CNS disorders as well as mechanisms that control axonal regeneration…

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