MSc/PhD Program
Carolina Cunha
First Name:
Carolina

Last Name:
Cunha

Country:
Brazil

 

 



Carolina Cunha

EDUCATION

College / University:
2002 – 2007: College of Pharmacy, Federal University of Pernambuco, Brazil

Highest Degree:
B.Sc.

Major Subjects:
Pharmaceutical Sciences

Lab Experience:
Organic synthesis, analytical chemistry, pharmacological and toxicological analysis, drug formulation

Projects / Research:
Sep 07 – Jan 08: Undergraduate research project “Schizophrenia: Current Pharmacological Therapy and Future Perspectives”, internship at Ulysses Pernambucano Psychiatric Institute
Sep 06 – Nov 06: Internship at the College of Pharmacy, Federal University of Pernambuco, in Pharmaceutical Compounding and Drug Dispensation
Sep 04 – Aug 05: Pre-clinical toxicological research and evaluation of Carapa guianensis extract
Mar 03 – Apr 04: Research towards new pathways in organic synthesis with the usage of organometallic compounds

Scholarships:
2008 – 2009: Stipend of the Excellence Foundation for the Promotion of the Max Planck Society


SCIENTIFIC INTERESTS AND GOALS:

My interest in the Neurosciences field arose from my fascination for Psychiatry. How exactly can we approach non-tangible facets of our nervous systems, such as our minds?  Which intricate neural mechanisms are jeopardized when socially acceptable human behavior becomes inadequate? By addressing these questions, we may be able to better understand the common aspects implicated in the brain-mind confluence. My long term goal is to further investigate the associations between brain circuitry and neurochemical signaling malfunction and the outcomes of mental illnesses.