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Cátia Teixeira, Ph.D.

Cátia Teixeira, Ph.D.

Research Scientist
Emotional Brain Institute

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Catia M. Teixeira received her BS in Biology from the Universidade de Evora in 2003 (Portugal). Following that, she attended the Graduate Program in Basic and Applied Biology at the Universidade do Porto (Portugal). As part of the G.A.B.B.A. PhD program, she conducted research in the laboratory of Dr. Paul Frankland (UofT, Canada) where she studied the cellular and molecular mechanisms of memory formation. She earned her PhD in 2007. Dr. Teixeira then joined the laboratory of Dr. Eduardo Soriano in Barcelona where she studied how dysregulation of genes involved in neuronal development affect adult behavior. She continued her post-doctoral training at Columbia University with Dr. Mark Ansorge where her studies and research focused on the developmental critical periods during which exposure to commonly prescribed/abused drugs affect adult-behavior. In 2015, she joined the Nathan Kline Institute as a Research Scientist. 

  • R01 HD095966: Modulation of serotonin levels during development produce long-lasting changes in dopaminergic function.
  • R03 HD094978: Maternal presence modulation of pups' brain activity via the serotonergic system.
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Teixeira CM, Rosen ZB, Suri D, Sun Q, Hersh M, Sargin D, Dincheva I, Morgan AA, Spivack S, Krok AC, Hirschfeld-Stoler T, Lambe EK, Siegelbaum SA, Ansorge MS. Hippocampal 5-HT input regulates memory formation and Schaffer collateral excitation. Neuron. 2018 May 8; PMID: 29754752.

Shah R, Courtiol E, Castellanos, FX, Teixeira CM. Abnormal serotonin levels during perinatal development lead to behavioral deficits in adulthood. Front Behav Neurosci, 2018. 12(114). PubMed PMID: 29928194.

Courtiol E, Wilson DA, Shah R, Sullivan RM, Teixeira CM. Maternal Regulation of Pups' Cortical Activity: Role of Serotonergic Signaling. eNeuro. 2018 Jul 31;5(4). eCollection 2018 Jul-Aug. PMID: 30073196