A. Cristina Rego (Ph.D.) is Tenure Associate Professor with Aggregation at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Coimbra (FMUC) and head of ‘Mitochondria and Neurodegenerative Disorders’ (MiND) research group at the Center for Neuroscience and Cell Biology (CNC), Univ. Coimbra (UC), and CIBB (Centro de Inovação em Biomedicina e Biotecnologia). AC Rego obtained the Ph.D. in Cell Biology in 1999 at UC under supervision of Prof. Catarina R. Oliveira, was postdoctoral researcher in the Lab of Prof. David G. Nicholls, Univ. Dundee, Scotland, UK, and visiting researcher at the Buck Institute, Novato, CA, USA, from 1998-2000. In 2004-05 AC Rego was the coordinator of the BEB PhD Programme at CNC. Currently, she coordinates the Master in Molecular and Translational Neuroscience at FMUC. AC Rego investigates molecular mechanisms of familial and age-related neurodegenerative disorders, including Alzheimer's and Huntington's diseases, focusing on changes in mitochondrial function, dynamics and biogenesis, metabolic deregulation and related exosomal content, as well as glutamatergic postsynaptic dysfunction, and transcriptional deregulation. Funding has been garnered by HighQ Foundation (USA), Lundbeck Foundation, 'Instituto de Investigação Interdisciplinar' (IIIUC), 'Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia' (FCT) and EHDN-European Huntington’s Disease Network projects, two 1st edition major prizes/awards promoted by Santa Casa da Misericórdia de Lisboa (SCML) and Fundação Luso Americana para o Desenvolvimento (FLAD), and through industry contracts (e.g. TEVA, Sigma-Tau, Mycology Lab, Prilenia Neurotherapeutics). AC Rego holds a h-factor 45 (Web-of-Science; h-factor 51 and i10 of 110, at Google Scholar) and >8000 citations, published 128 peer-reviewed publications (of which 101 original articles), 25 book chapters (11 in portuguese) and more than 125 abstracts in research meetings. AC Rego supervised/co-supervised the work of 10 post-doctoral fellows and a 'Ciência-FCT' researcher, 19 Ph.D. students and 46 Master students (concluded degrees). AC Rego acts as ad-hoc reviewer for scientific journals (e.g. Acta Neuropathologica, Antioxidants and Redox Signal., Brain, Cell Death & Disease, Eur. J. Neuroscience, Free Radic. Biol. and Medicine, Mol. Neurobiol., Neurobiol. Disease, Neuroscience, Redox Biology, Sci. Reports) and funding bodies, namely Parkinson's UK, Alzheimer's Research UK, Austrian Science Fund (FWF), Agence Nationale de la Recherche (ANR), Auckland Medical Research Foundation (AMRF), Telethon Fondazione, Israel Science Foundation, Wellcome Trust, Alzheimer's Association, COST or JPND. ACR was member of the ERA-Chair recruitment and monitoring team ERAatUC, at University of Coimbra and member/vogal of the board of CNC-UC. Currently, ACR is Vice-President of the Portuguese Brain Council and President of the Portuguese Society for Neuroscience (SPN).

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Ana Cristina Carvalho Rego

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  • acrego@cnc.uc.pt (Profissional)
  • arego@fmed.uc.pt (Profissional)


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