Cláudia Cavadas is PharmD, Master in Cell Biology, and PhD in Pharmacology (2002), University of Coimbra. During her PhD, she spent 3 years at the Division of Hypertension, CHUV, Lausanne, Switzerland. Since 2002, she is Assistant professor, with tenure, at the Faculty of Pharmacy of the University of Coimbra and Group Leader of “Neuroendocrinology and Aging group” at CNC - Center for Neuroscience and Cell Biology. Recently, her group has been investigating the hypothalamus and the  impact of neuropetides on age related mechanisms. Cláudia Cavadas has 64 publications. She was the principal investigator of 12 funded projects. She was supervisor of 8 PhD that already finished the thesis.  She was the Director of Institute for Interdisciplinary Research of the University of Coimbra (2011-2013). Since 2016 she is the President of the Portuguese Society of Pharmacology. At the Faculty of Pharmacy, Cláudia Cavadas is professor of  Pharmacology.Claudia Cavadas is also coordinator of the Science Communication Office at CNC.

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