Where Ideas Grow
Carlos Sousa Soares
PhD Student

I have a BSc in Biochemistry (2019) from the University of Porto, and an MSc in Biochemistry from the same institution (2021). During my undergraduate studies, I enrolled in a extracurricular internship at LAQV/REQUIMTE, and did my BSc thesis project at CIQUP. Next, I developed my MSc thesis at the Neurobiology and Pharmacology Lab in ICBAS-UP, which was dedicated to unravel the signaling pathways involved in the depression of neuromuscular transmission by perisynaptic Schwann cells. After a brief time working in the detection of SARS-CoV-2 in clinical samples at Germano de Sousa Group, I joined the Ageing and Aneuploidy Lab at the i3S as a research technician. I'm currently a PhD student under the supervision of Elsa Logarinho and Joana Macedo. During my academic career, I published a review paper as a first author and presented several abstracts in national and international congresses. I have also become proeficient in several experimental approaches, such as nanoparticle synthesis, fluorescence microscopy, live-cell imaging, procedures in rodents (FELASA B) and molecular biology techniques. I have also been awarded with a “Best Student in Biochemistry” prize and a DGES scholarship for best nationwide MSc students (2021).