I am a PhD student in Biomedical Sciences at the Glial Cell Biology group and my main goal has been to characterize in detail how the axon-glia interaction occurs and is then maintained. I started my academic training in 2006 with a BSc in Biochemistry by the University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro and then obtained a MSc degree in Cellular and Molecular Biology from University of Coimbra. During my BSc I worked with the HepG2 cell line in order to assess the protective capacity of Sambucus nigra extracts against oxidative stress, at the Sustainable Agro-Food Chains group. Later, I performed my master thesis? work at the Neurodegeneration and Injury-induced Neurogenesis group, in the Center for Neuroscience and Cell Biology characterizing how migration of neural stem cells is controlled by calpain signaling.