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Dr Cristina Carvalho| Neurosciences and Metabolism | Women Researcher Award 


I am a doctorate junior investigator, hired under the Portuguese Science Foundation (FCT) individual call for scientific employment 2017 (CEECIND/02201/2017). I graduated in Biology from the University of Coimbra (UC) in 2007 and completed a master’s degree in Cellular and Molecular Biology from UC in 2008, scoring 18 out of 20. I obtained my Ph.D. in Cellular Biology from UC in 2013, achieving the highest distinction: Summa cum laude. In 2015, I was awarded a science management fellowship, and from 2016 to 2019, I received a national post-doc fellowship from FCT.




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Research and Innovations

Completed/Ongoing Research Projects

  • 🔬 Total Projects: 8

Citation Index

  • 📊 Scopus: 29
  • 📈 Google Scholar: 35

Editorial Appointments

  • 📝 Guest Editor of 6 Special Issues in international journals over the last 5 years:
    • 🧬 1 in Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (IF=6.63, Q1)
    • 🧪 2 in Antioxidants (IF=7.675, Q1)
    • 🧫 3 in Biomedicines (IF=4.757, Q1)
    • 🥈 The Special Issue titled “AD: 115 Years after Its Discovery” published in Biomedicines ranked 2nd in the Top 10 most successful Special Issues of 2022.
    • 🎤 Invited to chair the 3rd Biomedicines Webinar “AD: The History of Forgetting”, which was open to both the scientific community and the general public.
    • 🌟 Currently a board member of Biomedicines.


  • Protective effects of 2,4-dinitrophenol in okadaic acid-induced cellular model of Alzheimer’s disease
    Cardoso, S., Carvalho, C., Correia, S.C., Moreira, P.I.
    Biochimica et Biophysica Acta – Molecular Basis of Disease, 2024, 1870(6), 167222


  • MitoTempo protects against nε-carboxymethyl lysine-induced mitochondrial dyshomeostasis and neuronal cells injury
    Carvalho, C., Moreira, P.I.
    Free Radical Biology and Medicine, 2024, 220, pp. 192–206


  • Special Issue “Alzheimer’s Disease—115 Years after Its Discovery”
    Cardoso, S., Carvalho, C., Correia, S.C.
    Biomedicines, 2024, 12(3), 478


  • Metabolic defects shared by Alzheimer’s disease and diabetes: A focus on mitochondria
    Carvalho, C., Moreira, P.I.
    Current Opinion in Neurobiology, 2023, 79, 102694


  • WWOX inhibition by Zfra1-31 restores mitochondrial homeostasis and viability of neuronal cells exposed to high glucose
    Carvalho, C., Correia, S.C., Seiça, R., Moreira, P.I.
    Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences, 2022, 79(9), 487


  • Disrupted cellular quality control mechanisms in aging
    Carvalho, C., Pires, J.F., Moreira, P.I., Raimundo, N.
    Aging: From Fundamental Biology to Societal Impact, 2022, pp. 359–384


  • Cognitive impairment in obesity and diabetes
    Carvalho, C., Moreira, P.I.
    Obesity and Diabetes: Scientific Advances and Best Practice, 2020, pp. 399–414


  • Post-translational modifications in brain health and disease
    Correia, S.C., Carvalho, C., Cardoso, S., Moreira, P.I.
    Biochimica et Biophysica Acta – Molecular Basis of Disease, 2019, 1865(8), pp. 1947–1948



Cristina Carvalho| Neurosciences and Metabolism | Women Researcher Award

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