Visiting Fellow, Behavioral Neurophysiology Neuroscience Section
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Ph.D. - Neuroscience - The International Max Planck Research School for Neural Circuits and Goethe University - Frankfurt, Germany
Masters - Physiology - The School of Medicine of Ribeirão Preto - University of São Paulo - Brazil
Bachelors - Biological Sciences - The Federal University of Pará - Brazil
I study how ventral midbrain dopamine neuron activity, and the subsequent release of dopamine in different forebrain regions, represent behaviorally relevant information and support different modes of learning. I do so by combining a variety of neural activity recording and manipulation techniques, including optogenetics and in vivo electrophysiology, with theory-inspired behavioral tasks in freely moving rats.