Ana Maria Sebastiao
Director Institute of Pharmacology and Neurosciences, Faculty of Medicine and Unit of Neurosciences, Institute of Molecular Medicine
University of Lisbon, Portugal
Ana Maria Sebastião working as professor in Pharmacology and Neuroscience, Faculty of Medicine, University of Lisbon. She is having another responsibilty as a director for Institute of Pharmacology and Neurosciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Lisbon. She is having excellent publication records at national and international levels.
Neuromodulation of synaptic transmission and plasticity at the tripartite synapse; control of neuronal excitability with focus at inhibitory and excitatory hippocampal synapses. Neuromodulators coss-alk focusing on neurotrophins, adenosine and cannabinoids. Neuroprotection and recovery from acute and chronic neuronal insults. Adenosine receptors and adenosine transporters. GABA transporters. Approaches: Electrophysiology (intra, extra and patch clamp) neurochemistry (binding, release and transport studies at neurons and astrocytes) and calcium imaging (astrocytes).