Location

Rua Câmara Pestana, 6 - Edifício CEDOC II
Phone: 218803101

Inês Figueira

Investigador Investigador Doutorado
Post-Doctoral Researcher

Inês Figueira research is focused on understanding the cellular & molecular mechanisms that trigger brain diseases, aiming to prevent their progression and focusing on blood-brain barrier (BBB) disfunction as a central hallmark.

  • Figueira I, Godinho-Pereira J, Galego S, Maia J, Haskó J, Molnár K, Malhó R, Costa-Silva B, Wilhelm I, Krizbai I, Brito MA. MicroRNAs and extracellular vesicles as distinctive biomarkers of precocious and advanced stages of breast cancer brain metastases development. Int J Mol Sci. 2021. 22(10), 5214. doi: 10.3390/ijms22105214
  • Figueira I, Galego S, Custódio-Santos T, Vicente R, Molnar K, Haskó J, Malhó R, Videira M, Wilhelm I, Krizbai I, Brito MA. Picturing breast cancer brain metastasis development to unravel molecular players and cellular crosstalk. Cancers. 2021. 13(4): 910. doi: 10.3390/cancers13040910
  • Carregosa D, Carecho R, Figueira I, Santos CN. Low-Molecular Weight Metabolites from Polyphenols as Effectors for Attenuating Neuroinflammation. Food Chem. 2020. 8, 7: 1790-1807. doi: 10.1021/acs.jafc.9b02155
  • Figueira I, Tavares L, Jardim C, Costa I, Terrasso AP, Mes J, McDougall GJ, Stewart D, Filipe A, Brito C, Kim KS, Brites D, Brito MA, Santos CN. Blood-brain barrier transport and neuroprotective potential of blackberry-digested polyphenols: an in vitro study. Eur J of Nutr. 2019. 58, 113-130. doi: 10.1007/s00394-017-1576-y
  • Figueira I, Garcia G, Pimpão RC, Terrasso AP, Costa I, Almeida AF, Tavares L, Pais TF, Pinto P, Ventura MR, Filipe A, McDougall G, Stewart D, Kim KS, Palmela I, Brites D, Brito MA, Brito C, Santos CN. Polyphenols journey through blood-brain barrier towards neuronal protection. Sci Rep. 2017. 7: 11456. doi: 10.1038/s41598-017-11512-6
  • Figueira I, Menezes R, Macedo D, Costa I, Santos CN. Polyphenols beyond barriers: a glimpse into the brain. Curr Neuropharmacol. 2017. 15(4):562-594. doi: 10.2174/1570159X14666161026151545

2017 Travel support to attend the 8th International Conference on Polyphenols and Health, Quebec, Canada, provided by Roche
2017 ITC Conference Travel Grant to attend the 8th International Conference on Polyphenols and Health, Quebec, Canada, provided by POSITIVe COST Action.
2016 Best Poster Presentation award of the work "3D Cell Models of Neurodegeneration to evaluate polyphenols metabolites protection"
2015 Conference Travel Grant to attend the 7th International Conference on Polyphenols and Health, Tours, France
2014 Best Poster Presentation award of the work "Crossing the Blood-Brain Barrier: unravelling beneficial effects of Blackberry Digested Polyphenols for human health"
2014 Short Term Scientific Mission – Travel Grant at The James Hutton Institute (Dundee, Scotland, UK), in the aim of the Infogest COST Action

ORCID: 0000-0003-4639-6883
Ciência ID: 8618-519D-6DEB
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/in%C3%AAs-figueira-255299125/