André Brás Gonçalves
Main Research Interests
My main research objectives are within the area of developmental biology, in particular the study of the role of cell-extracellular matrix interactions during epaxial myogenesis in the mouse embryo, as well as the characterization of regulatory mechanisms involved in stemness versus differentiation status during skeletal muscle development.
- 2011: MSc in Evolutionary and Developmental Biology (Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal)
- 2009: Graduation in Biology (Instituto Superior de Agronomia, Lisboa, Portugal)
Deries M., Gonçalves A.B., Vaz R., Martins G.G., Rodrigues G. & Thorsteinsdóttir S. 2012. Extracellular matrix remodelling accompanies axial muscle development and morphogenesis in the mouse. Developmental Dynamics 241:350–364.
2010/13 - “The laminin matrices of early skeletal muscle development: a changing tissue microenvironment regulating myogenic differentiation and morphogenesis”. (PTDC/SAU-BID/120130/2010).
- Member of the Portuguese Society for Developmental Biology