Catarina Seabra

Marie Curie Fellow, Center for Neuroscience and Cell Biology

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Be curious. Be passionate. Be persistent.

What do you do?

I am exploring the implementation of 3D brain organoid models to study neurodevelopmental diseases such as autism spectrum disorder.

Why did you choose this field?

My passion for human genetics and neurosciences led me to study the complex disorder of autism spectrum disorder to be able to give my contribution to understanding this condition.

What do you look at and think, "I wish younger me would have known this was possible"?

Being able to complete a PhD successfuly and attracting a prestigious Marie Curie Fellowship.

Why do you love working in STEM?

Working in STEM is a unique area that allows us to pursue our genuine curiosities and be able to advance medicine.

Best advice for next generation?

Be curious. Be passionate. Be persistent. Nothing ever goes as planned!

Inspo quote / fun fact / role model

“Everything is possible. The impossible just takes longer.” - Dan Brown

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