In 2005, Joana Caldeira graduated in Microbiology at the Biotechnology College of the Portuguese Catholic University and in 2011 got her PhD in Biomedicine (Faculty of Medicine of the University of Porto). After finishing university, she went to Centro Andaluz de Biologia del Desarrollo (Seville, Spain) where she worked as a research assistant for almost one year. She started her PhD thesis there, in a collaboration between Dr. Fernando Casares´ and Dr. Raquel Seruca's lab. During this period, Joana's main focus was oncobiology, using Drosophila as an animal model to study novel genes involved in Gastric Cancer.
In 2012, she joined INEB in a collaboration between Prof. Mário Barbosa and her former supervisor Dr. Raquel Seruca. Since then, she has been interested in understanding the role of the extracellular matrix (both in cancer and in regeneration) and exploring the way it can be manipulated to recapitulate initial developmental stages, improving current regenerative therapies, namely of intervertebral disc disease.
Joana has received funding from international agencies like EUROSPINE and ON Foundation, and has been honored with the L'Oréal Portugal Medal of Honor for Women in Science 2018. In 2020 she was awarded with the 1st prize of the EIT Jumpstarter, an european pre-accelerator business programme. Besides supervising national and international MSc and PhD theses she has participated in several science communication initiatives either as a mentor, project coordinator or collaborator. Currently, Joana is also the chair of the i3S Fundraising Team.
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DOI: 10.1038/s41598-017-11960-0 SCOPUS: 85029508543.
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Caldeira J., Simões-Correia J., Paredes J., Sousa S., Corso G., Marrelli D., Roviello F., Pereira P.S., Weil D., Oliveira C., Casares F., Seruca R.,
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