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Dr Claudia Barros
Associate Professor of Neuroscience (Research)
Peninsula Medical School (Faculty of Health)
- Brain tumour
- Stem cell
- Laboratory methods
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Associate Professor of Neuroscience, Principal Investigator, Peninsula Medical School, Faculty of Health, University of Plymouth.
- Diploma (5-years) Biology, Genetics, Faculty of Sciences, University of Lisbon, Portugal (1999)
- PhD, Gurdon Institute, Professor Andrea Brand laboratory, University of Cambridge, UK. Focus: Neural Stem Cell division and cell fate, Drosophila models (2003)
- Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Professor Ulrich Müller laboratory, Dorris Neuroscience Center, The Scripps Research Institute, San Diego, USA. Focus: Cellular and molecular mechanisms directing neural development and function, mouse models (2009)
- Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics, Oxford University, UK. Focus: Drosophila Gene expression systems (2010)
- Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellow, Bangor University, Wales and Peninsula Medical School, University of Plymouth (2010-13)
- Lecturer and Principal Investigator, Peninsula Medical School, University of Plymouth (2013-2020)
Neuroscience, Cancer, Neural Stem Cell Development in Health and Disease,
Current research in our team focus on the identification and characterisation of molecular signals controlling Neural Stem Cell mitotic activation, cell identity and differentiation in normal and in pathological conditions such as upon neoplastic transformation. Our work involves functional genetics, gene expression and imaging studies. We take advantage of the fruit fly Drosophila brain as an in vivo model, and we translate findings into mammalian systems including human brain tissues, patient-derived brain tumour stem cells and neural stem cell cultures.
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