Meet the Team
We are an international and diverse group – biologists, physicists, biochemists, engineers, and we genetically manipulate fruit flies, record neuronal activity, look carefully at behavior and find out how the brain works.
Ah, and we like to cook and enjoy life!
Carlos Ribeiro, PhD
cell biologist trying to do neuroscience, nutrients, life is about dynamics, boeuf bourguignon 🐄
Switzerland, Portugal, Spain, Austria, etc.
Ana Paula Elias, PhD
mother of the lab, administration, molecular biology guru, finances, brownies 🍪
Daniel Münch, PhD
imaging, sensory physiology, central processing, olfactory coding, coding, sushi 🍣
2015 INDP PhD Student
genes, nutrients, microbiome, behavior, RNAI, CRISPR, genetics, pineapple pie 🎂
genetics, molecular biology, gets anything done, gummy bears 🐻
master behavioral assays performer, genetics, carrot cake 🎂
Pavel Itskov, MD, PhD
behavior, neuronal circuits, electrophysiology, FlyPad, brass-instruments, green tea 🍵
José Maria Moreira
Engineering Masters Student
novel behavioral hardware setups, decisions, optogenetics FlyPad, croissants 🥐
Now part of the MIT Portugal PhD programme.
behavior, neuronal circuits, two photon calcium imaging, postmating behavior, salt, neurogenetics, poir-au-vin 🍐🍷, tasty vegetarian food, base guitars
behavior, molecular biology, nutrient sensing, cheesecake 🍰
Verónica Corrales Carvajal
MIT PhD Student
quantitative behavioral analysis, coding, modelling, decisions, open science, chocolate mousse 🍫
Now coding her way into startup heaven.