PhD in Biology (2007, Univ. Lisboa). Post-doctoral fellow at MARE-ISPA and member of the River Basins group of MARE - Marine and Environmental Sciences Centre (“Biogeography, biodiversity and evolution” and “Ecology, behaviour and conservation” research lines). Her work is focused on Freshwater Ichthyofauna, Population and Conservation Genetics, Phylogeny and Phylogeography, Fish Reproductive Behaviour and Ex-situ Conservation. Scientific coordinator of a pioneer ex-situ conservation program for restocking endangered fish populations since 2008. Member of the IUCN Species Survival Commission, of the “Biodiversity” working group for the elaboration of the National Strategy for the Adaptation to Climate Change, and of the FishBase consultant group. Published 34 papers in international peer-reviewed journals, presented more than 50 posters and oral communications in national and international meetings, and co-authored the first Portuguese Genetic Diversity Atlas for native cyprinid fish. PI of a FCT funded project and team member in other 6 national and international research projects. Participated in multidisciplinary teams to conduct environmental impact studies and in the scientific committee of LIFE projects. Teaching assistant in Biology courses (Msc in Psychology and Msc in Marine Biology and Conservation, ISPA), guest lecturer in several courses (ISPA, ISA, FCUL) and supervisor of 3 MSc students.