Daniel Moreira- Post-doc

Daniel Moreira

 

Born: Uberlândia, BRAZIL

 

B.Sc. Biomedicine (2010)

Federal University of Uberlandia, Uberlandia, BRAZIL

 

M.Sc. Applied Cellular and Structural Biology (2013)

Federal University of Uberlandia, Uberlandia, BRAZIL

 

Ph.D. Neuroscience and Cognition (2018)

Federal University of ABC, Sao Bernardo do Campo, BRAZIL

University of Coimbra, Coimbra, PORTUGAL

I am interested in the interface between cellular changes and behavior. In this sense, my Undergraduate research explored the protective effect of caffeine on endocannabinoid-induced memory impairments. During my Master’s degree, I studied the influence of stress on ethanol addiction and its relation to neurochemical alterations in the mesocorticolimbic pathway. During my Ph.D., I went deeper to my initial interest in the endocannabinoid system and memory. I developed a project that investigated the neuroprotective effects of the endocannabinoid on cognitive, synaptic, metabolic, cellular and molecular alterations induced by streptozotocin, which is an animal model of sporadic Alzheimer’s disease (AD) based on brain resistance to insulin. In the Thinakaran group, I continue to explore the interface between AD and diabetes, studying the role of amylin on the development of AD-related changes such as cognitive impairment and neuronal dysfunction.