Positions and Employment: -2008 – Associate Professor of Histology, School of Health Sciences, University of Minho, Braga, Portugal Degrees: -2000 - PhD in Human Biology (Pain). Faculty of Medicine, University of Oporto, Portugal -1988 – Graduation in Biology. Faculty of Sciences, University of Oporto, Portugal Research Interests: -Pain modulation from the Prefrontal cortex, Amygdala and Hypothalamus -Structural neuroplasticity of the nervous system and behavioural alterations induced by Chronic pain -Neuronal networks implicated in pain processing and modulation -CNS structural and behavioural changes induced by chronic pain with aging -New therapies for the treatment of Trigeminal Neuralgia in Humans Supervision of PhD Theses: -Laurinda Lemos – Combined Analgesia in Trigeminal Neuralgia: assotiation between an anticonvulsivant and the peripheral block with ropivacaine. -Leonor Gonçalves – Plasticity of the pain control system induced by neuropathic pain: the amygdala-medulla system. -Manuel Lima-Rodrigues - Laryngeal Nerve Terminals: morphology, pathological aspects and therapeutical perspectives. -Filipa Pinto-Ribeiro - Interaction between Chronic Stress and Pain: the HPA axis and potential hypothalamic-medulla-spinal pathways involved. -Hugo Leite-Almeida – Impact of Chronic Pain in Emotional and Cognitive Behaviour in the Rat: the effects of age and lateralization. -Patrícia Pinto – Psychological Predictors of Acute and Persistent Postsurgical Pain in patients submitted to Hysterectomy and to Total Knee and Hip Arthroplasty. -Diana Amorim – Pain facilitation in chronic pain: descending spinal modulation by the dorsal reticular nucleus. -Artur Vieira – Neuroplasticity of the amygdala in experimental neuropathic pain: effect of antidepressant and anticonvulsant therapy.
Biography Updated on 19 June 2012