Miguel Quintas Neves

  • Primary age-related tauopathy
  • Alzheimer's disease
  • MRI

In 2008, I obtained my MSc in Pharmaceutical Sciences at Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Oporto; during these studies I developed a growing interest in scientific research, and actively participated in several biochemistry projects under the supervision of Prof Irene Jesus, while also being an invited teacher of Biochemistry and Endocrinology. With the start of my professional life as a pharmacist, I grew a profound interest on diseases and, above all, patients. So, I decided to study medicine and, in 2015, obtained my MD degree at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Oporto. After contacting with neuroanatomy, a particular interest in clinical neurosciences arose, with neuroradiology being the discipline that most completed me. I successfully finished my residency at Hospital de Braga, where I nowadays work as an assistant neuroradiologist. Due to my persistent interest in clinical research, I accepted the invitation by Professor Tiago Gil Oliveira to take part in a multi-institutional research study on neurodegenerative diseases, namely on primary age-related tauopathy (PART), in 2018. After publishing a paper in 2019 on a high profile journal, I decided to start my PhD in 2020 under the supervision of Prof Tiago, with the title “Magnetic resonance imaging brain atrophy assessment in primary age-related tauopathy”. The second high profile publication came naturally in 2022, comparing PART and Alzheimer’s disease in terms of brain atrophy patterns and clinical performance, while correlating with neuropathological signatures. My focus is now in assessing the potential interaction between vascular burden and neuropathological changes on both diseases.

Scientific Highlights

20 publications between 2018 and 2022 on several clinical neuroradiology themes