Interaction with the cell adhesion molecule NEGR1 affects mGluR5 cell signalling
Date & Time
Friday, November 3rd / 1:30 PM
About Fabiola Ribeiro
"Fabiola M. Ribeiro is an Associate Professor at the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG). She obtained her Ph.D. from UFMG in 2006 and, after that, she performed her postdoctorate studies at the University of Western Ontario, London, Canada, under Dr. Stephen Ferguson’s supervision.
She returned to Brazil in 2010, when she founded her independent research group. Since then, Dr. Ribeiro has supervised eleven M.Sc. and six Ph.D. students, as well as five post-doctorate fellows.
Nowadays, her research group comprises four undergraduates, two M.Sc., and six Ph.D. students, as well as five post-doctorate fellows and a lab technician.
Dr. Ribeiro has 86 per reviewed scientific papers published in highly respected scientific journals, including 17 papers published in journals with impact higher than 7.
Moreover, Dr. Ribeiro is the first or last author of 33 of these published articles. Dr. Ribeiro H factor is 28, according to Web of Science, and she is an affiliated member of the Brazilian Academy of Science.
She was able to have several grants approved in Brazil and abroad, which have granted her research group a laboratory containing all the necessary equipment to perform state-of-the-art technologies.
Dr. Ribeiro main scientific contributions include the study of the mechanisms involved in neurodegeneration and the characterization of neuroprotective drugs acting on the glutamatergic system. These drugs were shown to be very effective to rescue the cell death observed in a mouse model of Huntington’s disease (HD), decreasing synaptic loss and enhancing HD related memory impairment."