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Miguel Aroso
Junior Researcher
Miguel graduated in Microbiology at the Portuguese Catholic University and got a master?s degree in Advanced Biomolecular Methods at the University of Aveiro. At the end of 2014 he completed his PhD in Biochemistry at the University of Aveiro. The PhD project was focused on the identification and characterization of proteins from pancreatic zymogen granule membranes (ZGMs). He contributed to the identification of new proteins of the ZGM and to a model of the ZGM architecture with emphasis on the role of proteoglycans. Recently he did a Postdoc at the Light Microscopy facility (LiM), iBiMED, University of Aveiro which main responsibilities were: the implementation of an optical microscopy service that supports image acquisition; training of young investigators and new users and the development and application of new advanced techniques of image acquisition. Currently, his main interests are related with the application of voltage sensitive dyes to monitor neural activity with high spatiotemporal resolution for the evaluation of regenerative therapies applied to spinal cord injury.