Nuno Jorge Lamas

Nuno Jorge Lamas (MD/PhD) is a phsysician-scientist, who is an Assistant Professor at the School of Medicine of University of Minho, Braga, Portugal, where he has been teaching Anatomy, Histology and Pathology to medical students during the past 10 years; and also conducts basic research studies focused on the development of innovative therapies to halt motor neuron degeneration. Besides, he is a Pathologist at the Service of Anatomical Pathology of Centro Hospitalar e Universitário do Porto – Hospital Geral de Santo António, Porto, Portugal. He obtained is Integrated Master in Medicine degree at the School of Medicine of University of Minho, Braga, Portugal. He also holds a PhD in Medicine from the joint University of Minho-Columbia University MD/PhD Program. The main focus of his PhD work mostly performed at Columbia University in the City of New York was on the development of innovative platforms to study in vitro motor neurons generated from human embryonic and human induced pluripotent stem cells, including the development of neuronal survival assays using FACS-purified populations of human motor neurons to be used in high-throughput drug screening campaigns. He also completed the two-year Harvard Medical School Portugal Clinical Scholars Research Training Program (HMS-PTCSRT). He is currently an author of 25 peer-reviewed papers (h-Index=8, Google Scholar). He was recently awarded with a Giordano Fellowship 2022 by the European Society of Pathology (ESP).


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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