I graduated in Biology in 2002 by the Faculty of Sciences of University of Porto. Afterwards, I did my trainee at UnIGENe, IBMC and finished my PhD in 2009, at UnIGENe, IBMC and Institute of Biomedical Sciences Abel Salazar (ICBAS). My PhD project focused on the genetic and epidemiological study of migraine, a complex disease, with promising results published in peer-review journals. Nowadays, besides my interest in the genetic epidemiology of complex diseases, I am mainly devoted to the familial amyloidotic polyneuropathy (FAP) research, regarding the study of age-at-onset anticipation mechanisms and the search for genetic modifiers of the disease, in a large group of Portuguese families. I am also an Invited Auxiliary Professor at ICBAS, teaching Genetics to medical, biochemistry students and master students of Epidemiology and Public Health.