Mónica has PhD degree in Biomedical Sciences by University of Porto (2017). Monica has a solid background in Genetics and Molecular Biology, having started off with in Degree in Genetics and Biotechnology followed by Masters in Comparative Molecular Genetics both awarded by the University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro.
Currently Mónica is a Researcher and Project Manager in the Biomolecular Structure & Function group at i3s. She is inspired by the intersection of molecular evolution and genome medicine "Phylomedicine" and aims to understand genetic diseases under this scope. Her interests include Evolution & Metabolism and she has authored and published several scientific papers within this topic in international peer reviewed journals.