Joana graduated in Cell and Molecular Biology at the Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal, in 2011. She completed an MSc in Neuroscience at King’s College London in 2012. During this period, she developed a research project under the supervision of Dr Ruth Pidsley and Prof Jonathan Mill. The primary aim of her project was to access global methylation differences in post-mortem brain samples from schizophrenia patients and controls. From September of 2012 and January 2013 Joana worked as a research technician with the Psychiatric Epigenetics Group at King’s College London. She completed her PhD under the supervision of Prof Jonathan Mill and Dr Eduarda Santos in modelling epigenetic responses to schizophrenia-associated environmental risks and antipsychotic medication. She is currently a Postdoc working on the MATRICS project researching Disruptive Behaviour Disorder.
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