Elsa Margarida Teixeira Rodrigues
Elsa Rodrigues holds a degree Biology and a PhD in Molecular Biology from ULisboa. During her Doctoral studies at Maria Celeste Lechner’s lab at the FFUL in collaboration with Patrick Maurel (Unité INSERM 128), she elucidated transcriptional mechanisms involved in gene regulation of liver-specific P450 genes. In the last 10 years, Elsa’s main goal is to characterize the regulatory pathways involved in brain cholesterol homeostasis, and therefore to provide a basis for the development of innovative therapeutic approaches for neurodegenerative disorders. She teaches Biochemistry II, Molecular Biology, and Pharmacogenomics courses in MICF and Functional Genomics and Pharmacogenetics course in MCBF.