I was born nearby the romantic city of Lisbon and spent most of my childhood and teen years in the Portuguese coast. I believe this is why I love the sea and its life. This passion led me to the University of Algarve (Portugal) for my Bachelor studies in Marine Biology, and soon I got interested in Aquaculture and Fish Reproductive Biology. During my PhD (2007-2011), in the University of León (Spain), I studied fish sperm quality and cryopreservation in Solea senegalensis and Sparus aurata.
In 2012 I decided to cross the Atlantic to do a post-doc with Dr. Craig Purchase and Dr. Ian Fleming at the Memorial University (Canada) working in fish sperm competition between wild and aquaculture escaped Gadus morhua and other fish reproduction ecology related questions. In 2014, I moved back to Portugal to develop studies in the effects of stress in teleost males reproductive physiology working between the Centre of Marine Sciences (CCMAR) in Faro and the Portuguese Institute of Sea and Atmosphere (IPMA) in Olhão. Currently I am working at the Nord University (Norway) as a post-doctoral research in marine fish reproduction.
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