Elisabete Ferreiro graduated in Biology from the University of Coimbra (UC), in 2002, and completed her PhD degree in Biology, also from UC, in 2008. Elisabete Ferreiro main expertise area is neuroscience and cell biology, with focus on the mechanisms involved in Alzheimer's disease (AD) and the identification of potential therapeutic targets for the treatment of this neurodegenerative disease. Currently, Elisabete Ferreiro is a post-doctoral fellow at CNC. Elisabete's post-doc research program has been focused on the study of adult neurogenesis in the triple transgenic AD model (3xTgAD), namely the study of neural stem/progenitor cells (NSPCs) properties, the interaction between vessels and NSPCs and the maturation of neuroblasts, under normal and hyperglycemic conditions. As a result of her research activity, Elisabete Ferreiro has published 24 scientific papers in international peer reviewed journals, with over 1284 citations.