Mónica Sousa
Nerve Regeneration
Group Leader
Monica M Sousa graduated in Biochemistry from the University of Porto in 1994. She then joined the Gulbenkian PhD Program and got her PhD in 1999 studying transthyretin and generating mouse models for familial amyloid polyneuropathy. As a postdoctoral fellow, Monica was a visiting scientist at the Department of Pathology, Columbia University- New York, where she studied neurodegeneration caused by amyloid fibrils. Back to the IBMC, Monica developed her interest in axon growth and since 2008 she leads the Nerve Regeneration group.

Selected Publications
The Dyslexia-susceptibility Protein KIAA0319 Inhibits Axon Growth Through Smad2 Signaling. Cerebral cortex (New York, N.Y. : 1991)27(3):1732-1747, 2017. [Journal: Article] [CI: 1]
DOI: 10.1093/cercor/bhx023 SCOPUS: 85021858395

The Actin-Binding Protein a-Adducin Is Required for Maintaining Axon Diameter. Cell Reports15(3):490-498, 2016. [Journal: Article] [CI: 9] [IF: 8,3]
DOI: 10.1016/j.celrep.2016.03.047 SCOPUS: 84962762309

Neuronal deletion of GSK3ß increases microtubule speed in the growth cone and enhances axon regeneration via CRMP-2 and independently of MAP1B and CLASP2. BMC Biology12(1):, 2014. [Journal: Article] [CI: 21] [IF: 8]
DOI: 10.1186/1741-7007-12-47 SCOPUS: 84927941057

CNS axons globally increase axonal transport after peripheral conditioning. Journal of Neuroscience34(17):5965-5970, 2014. [Journal: Article] [CI: 22] [IF: 6,3]
DOI: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.4680-13.2014 SCOPUS: 84899493785

Peripheral nervous system plasmalogens regulate Schwann cell differentiation and myelination. Journal of Clinical Investigation124(6):2560-2570, 2014. [Journal: Article] [CI: 27] [IF: 13,2]
DOI: 10.1172/JCI72063 SCOPUS: 84902172153