Meet the Team

We are a diverse group of biologists, psychologists, mathematicians, which code, record neuronal activity, look carefully at behavior and create theorethical models.

Lab members

Susana Lima, PhD

Susana Lima, PhD

Principal Investigator

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Neuroscience, Molecular biology, Behaviour

Ana Rita Mendes, MSc

Ana Rita Mendes, MSc

2017 INDP PhD student

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Neuronal circuits, sexual and micturition behaviour, spinal cord anatomy and function

António Dias, MSc

António Dias, MSc

2013 INDP PhD student

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Behaviour, optogenetics

António Raposo

António Raposo

Lab administrator

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Orders

Basma Husain, MSc

Basma Husain, MSc

2015 INDP PhD student

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Female sexual behaviour, microendoscopy

Baylor Brangers

Baylor Brangers

2015 INDP PhD student

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Female sexual behaviour, optogenetics

Bertrand Lacoste, PhD

Bertrand Lacoste, PhD

Postdoctoral fellow

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Data analysis

Constanze Lenschow, PhD

Constanze Lenschow, PhD

Postdoctoral fellow

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Electrophysiology, spinal cord

Diogo Matias, MSc

Diogo Matias, MSc

Research technician

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Image analysis, microscopy, science communication, science illustration

Francisco Esteves, PhD

Francisco Esteves, PhD

Postdoctoral fellow

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Sexual behaviour, neural circuits

Inês Dias

Inês Dias

MSc student

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Female sexual behaviour, electrophysiology

Luís Moreira, MSc

Luís Moreira, MSc

2011 INDP PhD student

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Female social behaviour and sexual receptivity, dopamine, optogenetics

Margarida A. Duarte, PhD

Margarida A. Duarte, PhD

Lab manager & Research assistant

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Social and sexual behaviour, evolutionary biology, mice colony management, lab management

Marta Pinto Costa

Marta Pinto Costa

Research technician

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Histology techniques

Nahid Taheri, MSc

Nahid Taheri, MSc

Research technician

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Histology data analysis

Nicolas Gutierrez, PhD

Nicolas Gutierrez, PhD

Postdoctoral fellow

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Electrophysiology

Silvana Araújo, MPhil

Silvana Araújo, MPhil

2011 INDP PhD student

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Male sexual behaviour, dopaminergic system, optogenetics

Susana Valente

Susana Valente

External PhD student

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Behaviour, anatomy, molecular biology, optogenetics

Allumni

Alexandre Varela

Alexandre Varela

Research technician

Genotyping

Gonçalo André

Gonçalo André

MSc student

Sexual behaviour

Inês Preguiça

Inês Preguiça

MSc student

Female sexual behaviour 

Inês Vieira

Inês Vieira

MSc student

Sexual behaviour 

Kensaku Nomoto, MD, PhD

Kensaku Nomoto, MD, PhD

Postdoctoral fellow

Behaviour, electrophysiology, analysis

Currently at Azabu University, Sagamihara, Japan

 

Léa Zinck, PhD

Léa Zinck, PhD

Postdoctoral fellow

Behavior, mate choice, ants, nature

Nadja Oellrich, MSc

Nadja Oellrich, MSc

Research technician

Sexual behaviour