Patrícia A. Correia
- Position: Assistant Professor of Behavioral Neuroscience
- Department: Department of Psychology
Patrícia A. Correia is a neuroscientist interested in the role of neuromodulators in brain circuits and behavior. She received her PhD in Neuroscience from NOVA University Lisbon, in 2015. She was awarded a fellowship for the International Neuroscience Doctoral Programme and did her research on the role of serotonin in behavior at the Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown, in Portugal. Correia performed part of her research at the University of California San Francisco, in the US and held a postdoctoral position at the Humanitas Research Center, in Italy. She combines optogenetics, electrophysiology, neuroimmunology, and behavior methods in her research studies. Correia is also passionate about science communication and art-science projects. She has created various outreach and education events and published in 2020 the neuroscience children’s book “O Livro do Cérebro”. She is currently collaborating with Champalimaud Foundation to establish an interdisciplinary art and science program.
- role of neuromodulators in behavior
- neural circuits of fundamental behaviors
- neuromodulatory control in health and disease
- neuroscience and education