Susana Solá graduated in Genetics and Biology, Faculty of Sciences, ULisboa, and received her PhD in Pharmacy, after PhD training at the University of Minnesota, MN, USA. Currently, Solá is Associate Professor in Faculty of Pharmacy, ULisboa (FFUL) and Leader of the Stem Cell Bioenergetics and Neurogeneration Group at iMed.ULisboa, where she aims to clarify the regenerative role of neural stem cells throughout adult life. Her scientific activity was initiated with the study of biochemical and regulatory pathways of programmed cell death in both hepatic and neural cells. Then, with a strong background in cell fate functional studies, she decided to move for the emerging area of neural stem cells biology. Solá has been dedicated in understanding the molecular mechanisms involved in neural stem cell fate, using in vitro and in vivo models, and identifying potential checkpoints and promising molecules that increase the activity of these cells during neuroregeneration. Recently, she has been interested in exploring the relevance of metabolism in inter-organ communication to improve the long-life activity of neural stem cells and, ultimately, ameliorate neuroplasticity in adulthood. Solá´s work granted her several important distinctions, including the Award of the ¿Programa Gulbenkian de Estímulo à Investigação 2005¿ by Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, the ¿Medal of Honour L¿Oréal Portugal 2008 for Women in Science¿ by Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT), L¿Oréal Portugal and the Portuguese National UNESCO Commission (CNU) and ¿the Honourable Mention at 10th Edition of Crioestaminal Award in Biomedicine¿, by Crioestaminal and Associação Viver a Ciência. Solá is also member of Scientific Societies and European Consortiums, e.g. Member of Governing Board of the Portuguese Society for Stem Cells and Cell Therapies, the International Society for Stem Cell Research and COST Actions, actively committed in knowledge transfer strategies between scientific and medical communities. In Academia, Solá is the Coordinator of the Doctoral Course on Stem Cell Technologies (since 2019), Regent of the Therapeutic Targets and Biomarkers discipline (since 2019) and teacher of Biochemistry (since 2009), also participating in other Doctoral/Master Programs outside FFUL.

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  • Solá, Susana
  • Solá, S

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  • 217946400 Ext.: 14519 (Profissional)
  • 96 475 02 (Pessoal)


  • iMed.ULisboa, Faculdade de Facrmácia, Avenida Prof. Gama Pinto , 1649-003, Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal (Profissional)


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  • Ciências Médicas e da Saúde - Medicina Básica


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