ABOUT

Neuroethology

Lima Lab

The main goal of our laboratory is to gain mechanistic insights into the neuronal processes underlying fundamental behaviors in females: the choice of a suitable mate and how to initiate and terminate sexual behavior. To do so, we use mice as model system and a combination of approaches that include physiological, anatomical and molecular tools to dissect the contribution of candidate brain areas to the emergence of these natural behaviors. Our long-term goal is to test the hypothesis that mate choice has an impact on the regulation of sexual behavior.

Info

Main Interests

How the brain controls key processes in sexual behaviour

Methods

Electrophysiology, Optogenetics, Anatomy, Behaviour

Models and Regions

–   Mus musculus
Medial hypothalamus, Ventral tegmental area, Ventral premammillary nucleus, Periaqueductal gray

Opportunities

If you are interested in joining our group, please contact Susana Lima at the email address bellow.

susana.lima@neuro.fchampalimaud.org

Lab Webpage

lima-lab.org

PROJECTS

Neuroethology

TEAM

Neuroethology

Know our Team

Susana Lima

Susana Lima, PhD

Principal Investigator

Luís Moreira

Luís Moreira

2011 INDP PhD Student

Silvana Araújo

Silvana Araújo

2011 INDP PhD Student

António Dias

António Dias

2013 INDP PhD Student

Basma Husain

Basma Husain

2015 INDP PhD Student

Baylor Brangers

Baylor Brangers

2015 INDP PhD Student

Susana Valente

Susana Valente

External PhD Student

Diogo Matias

Diogo Matias

Masters Student

Bertrand Lacoste

Bertrand Lacoste, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow

Constanze Lenschow

Constanze Lenschow, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow

Francisco Esteves

Francisco Esteves, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow

Nicolas Gutierrez

Nicolas Gutierrez, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow

Margarida Duarte

Margarida Duarte, PhD

Research Assistant

Marta Pinto Costa

Marta Pinto Costa

Research Technician

Nahid Taheri

Nahid Taheri

Research Technician

António Raposo

António Raposo

Lab Administrator

PUBLICATIONS

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