Catarina Seabra


As a biomedical researcher, Catarina Seabra has explored the genetic basis of complex diseases such as autism spectrum disorder (ASD), with the final goal of improving diagnosis and treatment. During her PhD within the GABBA Program, she developed in vitro models with genetic defects to explore the biological mechanisms underlying neurodevelopmental disorders, in Boston, USA. Currently, she is a Marie Curie Fellow working on creating 3D cerebral organoids from patient samples, as a model to study ASD at the Neuronal Circuits and Behavior Lab at CNC, Coimbra.