Paula Isabel da Silva Moreira

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Paula Isabel da Silva Moreira
Moreira receiving 2008 L'oreal Prize.
Born (1975-01-04) January 4, 1975 (age 42)
Residence Coimbra, Portugal
Citizenship Portugal
Fields Neurology, Pathology
Institutions University of Coimbra, Case Western Reserve University
Alma mater University of Coimbra (Ph.D., 2007)
Doctoral advisor George Perry
Other academic advisors Catarina Oliveira
Known for Discoveries concerning mitochondiral oxidation in Alzheimer's disease
Notable awards 2008 L'oreal Prize, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation Stimulus for Research Prize (2003)

Paula Isabel da Silva Moreira (born January 4, 1975 in France) is a neuroscientist and Assistant Professor of Physiology at the University of Coimbra. Moreira is recognized in the field of Alzheimer's disease research particularly for her work on bioenergetics.


Moreira received her PhD in Biomedical Sciences from University of Coimbra in 2007. She is distinguished as one of the top neuroscientists in Portugal.

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Moreira's research is primarily focused on the impact of neurodegenerative conditions on brain function with special focus on bioenergetics. The physiologic process of aging and the pathologic process of diabetes have also been studied by Moreira as important risk factors for neurodegeneration.


Moreira is Senior Editor of Journal of Alzheimer's Disease and recipient of Stimulus for Research prize in 2003 by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation. She also received the L'Oreal for Women in Science award (2008) supported by L'Oreal Portugal/UNESCO/Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT).

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