Susana Nery, Ph.D.

Former Ph.D. Student

Susana Nery

Current Position

General Coordinator and Scientific Coordinator
CISA Project (Creation of a Health Research Center in Angola)
Avenue of Bern, 45 A
Lisbon, Portugal 1067-001

Contact Information

Education and Training


  • 2007: M.S. in Health Policy Planning and Financing
  • 2004-2007: Postdoctoral fellow, David Conway Lab, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
  • 2004: Ph.D., Gordon Fishell Lab, Skirball Institute, NYU School of Medicine, NY
  • 1996: B.S. in Biochemistry, University of Porto, Portugal

Previous Work

During my PhD I was interested in several aspects of brain development. In my first project I studied the role of Shh in the specification of oligodendrocytes in the brain using loss and gain-of function approaches. I showed that similarly to the spinal cord Shh is able to induce the development of oligodendrocytes within the telencephalon.