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Dr. Gabriel Martins

Sciences Faculty Univ. Lisbon
Campo Grande

Brief Biography:

Gabriel G Martins was born in Bragança in 1971 and grew up in Cascais where he currently lives with his wife and four children. He graduated from the University of Lisbon, Sciences Faculty in 1994 with a degree in Biology, scientific branch, followed by post-graduate studies in Developmental Biology at the Lusofona University in Lisbon, where he studied sea urchin gastrulatin, and later a PhD in Anatomy and Cell Biology at the School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences of the State University of New York at Buffalo, USA in 2004m when he studied the mechanisms of cell migration in 3D. Early in his life, Gabriel worked as a high-school teacher of Biology and Informatics, positions he kept while pursuing his undergraduate studies. During his PhD he also worked as an assistant at the Microscopy Imaging facility of SUNY-Buffalo. After the PhD, Gabriel returned to Portugal for a Pos-Doc at the University of Lisbon, where he studied the mechanisms of somitogenesis. During this time, because of his expertise in imaging, he also worked as an invited imaging specialist at the Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciencia in Oeiras, and invited teacher of Developmental Biology at the Instituto Piaget - Almada. In 2008 he was hired as  Assistant Researcher by the Centre for Environmental Biology (CBA) - Sciences Faculty UL (FCUL) where he currently holds a 5 year position; during 2009-2010 Gabriel served as a member of CBA’s executive committee. Gabriel has authored several articles and book chapters on developmental biology and microscopy imaging. He currently runs a Master’s level course on Bioimaging at the FCUL, has participated and organized several national and international advanced courses on microscopy, and co-directs the Microscopy Facility of FCUL. Gabriel research interests include mechanism of cell motility, morphogenetic movements during early embryo development, and evolution of morphogenetic mechanisms.


Academic positions:

2008... Assistant Reseaarcher at University of Lisbon, Sciences Faculty

2004 PhD School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, State Univ. New York at Buffalo

1997 Post-graduate studies in Developmental Bilogy - Univ. Lusofona, Lisbon

1994 Bachelors in Biology (Scientific btanch), Sciences Faculty, Univ Lisbon

Research interests:

Cell and Developmental Biology
Biomedical imaging 


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