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Figueiredo
Claudia
Current position: 
Assistant Professor
Current nationality: 
Brazil
Current residence: 
Brazil
Affiliation/Institution: 
Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, School of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmaceutical Biotechnology
Biodata: 
The research area of Figueiredo is neuroscience focused in understand the pathological neuroimmune modulation that occurs in neurodegenerative diseases, aiming the development of preventive or therapeutics strategies to theses conditions. In one of her first projects as an independent researcher, she used mouse model of sepsis to study the late cognitive impairment associated to this condition. We found that a disrupted hippocampal insulin signalling is linked to memory impairment in sepsis-surviving mice, similarly to what has been described in AD models. Her research group also published important findings related to the alpha-synuclein oligomers, an important toxin associated to Parkinson’s disease. During her career, she has developed a strong and broad background in the study of the fundamental mechanisms that modulate neurodegenerative diseases. She is affiliated member of the Brazilian Academic Science and published more than 50 peer-reviewed papers on topics related to pharmacology and neuroscience. Actually she is proposing a challenging project to elucidate neuroimmune mechanisms involved in Zika Virus infection in the adult central nervous system.
Sustainable Development Goals: 
3 - Good health and well-being
5 - Gender equality
Young Affiliate
Keywords: 
Neuroscience, neurodegenerative disease, Zika virus, neuroinflammation
Affiliated from
2017
Country of birth: 
Brazil

Date of birth

18
October
1979
Scientific field:
04-Medical and Health Sciences incl. Neurosciences
TWAS Regional Office: 
TWAS Latin America and the Caribbean Regional Partner (TWAS-LACREP)
Last updated on 20/11/2018