Torcato Meira

  • social memory
  • multiple sclerosis,
  • MRI
  • hippocampus
  • CA2

“I was a student in the joint MD/PhD program of University of Minho (Braga, Portugal) and Columbia University (New York, USA) – PhD work developed at Columbia University. I continued my training in clinical research in the postgraduate program PCSRT from Harvard Medical School and as a postdoctoral fellow at University of Minho. I am an author in 7 publications (2017-2020), including in the high impact journals of Nature, Nature Neuroscience, Neuron and Nature Communications.

I am now an Assistant Professor of neuroanatomy in the School of Medicine of the University of Minho, a Principal Investigator in the associated laboratory ICVS and a Neuroradiology resident in Hospital de Braga. The project that I lead is aimed at studying social memory function and its neural correlates in multiple sclerosis (funded by Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia).

In recognition of my academic success, I have been awarded with various distinctions both in fundamental and clinical research, including with my preliminary work in multiple sclerosis.”

Scientific Highlights

Paulo Mendo award; Olando Leitão award; SPN2021 scholarship; Award for one of the best poster presentations in the PCSRT program from Harvard Medical School; Award for one of the best project proposals in the PCSRT program from Harvard Medical School; project “Social memory and its neural correlates in multiple sclerosis”



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