Tatiana Catarino

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Overview

Tatiana Catarino graduated in Biology at the University of coimbra (UC) in 2002 (educational) and 2004 (scientific) and completed her doctoral degree in Cellular Biology at the University of Coimbra under the supervision of Professor Ana Luisa Carvalho, at the 25th of May 2012. During her graduate research, Tatiana developed a tremendous interest and passion in Neuroscience and Cell Biology with main focus on synapse biology processes and how they are disrupted in neurological disorders. Specifically, during her PhD, Tatiana Catarino studied the role of cortactin acetylation in the regulation of synapse composition, which resulted in a first author publication. More recently, as a post-doctoral fellow, she addressed the role of ghrelin, a peptide that triggers appetite, in the modulation of AMPA receptors. To address these questions, she specialized and used a combination of techniques like primary cultures, biochemistry, molecular and cellular biology, and imaging (fluorescence and confocal microscopy followed by quantitative immunofluorescence analysis). During her scientific research Tatiana Catarino has been able to be part of large and multidisciplinary teams, which allowed her to contact with different cultures and points of view. She was also involved in the supervision of several young students as well as in project writing, activities that help developing personal skills such as team work, organizational, leadership and communication skills. In 2017, Tatiana Catarino became a new member of the highly skilled and multidisciplinary scientific staff of MICC team at the Center for Neuroscience and Cell Biology (MICC-CNC). As a post-doctoral fellow of the MICC team, she has been committed in training users to operate confocal, and epifluorescence microscopes and helping on implementation of advanced imaging techniques, as well as on the design of robust image analysis protocols. Tatiana Catarino's technical support extended to external academic units interested in specific technologies like the Laser Capture Microdissection (LCM) technology present in our unit (MICC), which led to some LCM consultancy work in a prestigious company in Neuchatel, Switzerland, in 2018. Tatiana Catarino has also been actively involved in the organization of advanced courses that provide the PhD and Master students with the fundamentals of light microscopy, fluorescence microscopy, live cell imaging, and specific LM imaging methodologies, applied to Biomedicine, in the scope of Masters and PhD training courses. Tatiana Catarino has published 4 articles in journals. Has received 1 awards and/or honors. In his curriculum Ciência Vitae the most frequent terms in the context of scientific, technological and artistic-cultural output are: Acetylation; synapse, cortactin, ghrelin.

Affiliation

CNC - Center for Neuroscience and Cell Biology. Institute of Interdisciplinary Research

Publications

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Information about journal articles, updated at 28-11-2021, from platform CIÊNCIAVITAE.

Ligand-independent activity of the ghrelin receptor modulates AMPA receptor trafficking and supports memory formation

Ribeiro, Luís F.; Catarino, Tatiana; Carvalho, Mário; Cortes, Luísa; Santos, Sandra D.; Opazo, Patricio O.; Ribeiro, Lyn Rosenbrier; et al, Science Signaling. 670. 14. 2021. http://dx.doi.org/10.1126/scisignal.abb1953 . 10.1126/scisignal.abb1953 . published Science Signaling

Ghrelin triggers the synaptic incorporation of AMPA receptors in the hippocampus

Ribeiro, L.F.; Catarino, T.; Santos, S.D.; Benoist, M.; Van Leeuwen, J.F.; Esteban, J.A.; Carvalho, A.L., Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 1. 111. 2014. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84891958005&partnerID=MN8TOARS . 10.1073/pnas.1313798111 . Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America

Regulation of synapse composition by protein acetylation: The role of acetylated cortactin

Catarino, T.; Ribeiro, L.; Santos, S.D.; Carvalho, A.L., Journal of Cell Science. 149 - 162. 1. 126. 2013. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84875621271&partnerID=MN8TOARS . 10.1242/jcs.110742 . Journal of Cell Science

Cleavage of the vesicular glutamate transporters under excitotoxic conditions

Lobo, A.C.; Gomes, J.R.; Catarino, T.; Mele, M.; Fernandez, P.; Inácio, A.R.; Bahr, B.A.; et al, Neurobiology of Disease. 292 - 303. 3. 44. 2011. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-80053269066&partnerID=MN8TOARS . 10.1016/j.nbd.2011.07.010 . Neurobiology of Disease

All projects

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2017/07 - 2020/12/31

BrainHealth 2020 - Detecção Precoce, Neuro-modulação e Terapias Avançadas para Neuropatologias

CENTRO-01-0145-FEDER-000008

Post-doc Fellow

CNC.IBILI

2015/04 - 2015/11

Effects of the orexigenic peptide ghrelin on glutamatergic synaptic transmission

PTDC/NEU-NMC/1098/2012

Post-doc Fellow

Universidade de Coimbra Centro de Neurociências e Biologia Celular

Funders: Associação para a Inovação e Desenvolvimento da FCT

2014/03 - 2015/02

Mais Centro: New strategies to manage brain diseases

CENTRO-07-ST24-FEDER-002002

Post-doc Fellow

2011/04/01 - 2013/06/30

Regulation of the stability of the messenger RNA for the GluR1 subunit of glutamate receptors

PTDC/BIA-BCM/113738/2009

Researcher

Universidade de Coimbra Centro de Neurociências e Biologia Celular

Funders: Associação para a Inovação e Desenvolvimento da FCT

2011/01/01 - 2013/12

MOLECULAR MECHANISMS OF SYNAPTIC TRAFFIC OF GLUTAMATE RECEPTORS OF THE NMDA TYPE: IMPLICATIONS IN SYNAPTIC PLASTICITY

PTDC/SAU-NEU/099440/2008

Research Technician Fellow

Universidade de Coimbra Centro de Neurociências e Biologia Celular

Funders: Associação para a Inovação e Desenvolvimento da FCT

2008/04/01 - 2011/03/31

Role of cortactin in the cellular trafficking of AMPA-type glutamate receptors

PTDC/BIA-BCM/71789/2006

Researcher

Universidade de Coimbra Centro de Neurociências e Biologia Celular

Funders: Associação para a Inovação e Desenvolvimento da FCT

2006/01 - 2009/12

Full PhD Student Fellowship Awarded by the Technology Science Foundation entitled "Regulation of Synapse Composition by Protein Acetylation: The Role of Acetylated Cortactin"; at the Center for Neurosciences and Cell Biology, Synapse Biology Group, Faculty of Science and Technology, University of Co

(SFRH/BD/21331/2005)

PhD Student Fellow

Universidade de Coimbra Centro de Neurociências e Biologia Celular

Funders: Associação para a Inovação e Desenvolvimento da FCT

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