Conselheiro designado por outras entidadesAppointed by the FCT - Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia Associate Professor of Cell, Developmental and Reproductive Biology at the Department of Life Sciences, University of Coimbra, Portugal. He has also performed research at the Oregon Health & Science University USA (1997-2000), the University of Pittsburgh, USA (2003-2006) and at he University of California San Francisco, USA (2009), where he was a Fulbright Fellow. He currently is the Head of the Biology of Reproduction and Stem Cells Group at the Center for Neuroscience and Cell Biology at the University of Coimbra, where he also serves as vice-president. He has published 88 peer-reviewed publications (cited 2258 times, h-index 25), has supervised 10 PhD students, and coordinates two PhD Programs at the University of Coimbra. He is involved with several journals and performs evaluations for National and International agencies.