Main Research Interests
My main research interest is the interplay between signaling pathways (mainly PI3K / Akt) during early myogenesis in the mouse (Mus musculus) embryo and the developmental and physiological cues provided by the surrounding extracellular matrix components.
- 2008 -Masters in Evolutionary and Developmental Biology, Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa.
- 2005 – Licenciatura in Biology (5 year degree), Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa.
Marques L. & Thorsteinsdóttir S. 2013. Dynamics of Akt activation during mouse embryo development: distinct subcellular patterns distinguish proliferating versus differentiating cells. Differentiation 86:48-56.
Sato T., Rocancourt D., Marques L., Thorsteinsdóttir S. & Buckingham M. 2010. A Pax3/Dmrt2/Myf5 regulatory cascade functions at the onset myogenesis. PLoS Genetics 6(4):e1000897.
April 2008 to September 2012: PhD scholarship from Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia (FCT) on the subject "Intracellular signaling downstream of integrins in early mouse myogenesis" (SFRH/BD/42584/2007)
Member of the Portuguese Society for Developmental Biology