- Division of Neuroscience, Development and Aging – DNDA
- Emerging Technologies and Training in Neurosciences – ETTN
- Study Section:
- Small Business: Drug Discovery for Aging, Neuropsychiatric and Neurologic Disorders – ETTN (11)
Dr. Sousa is a Scientific Review Officer in the CSR’s ETTN/DNDA for the Small Business Panel on Drug Discovery for Aging, Neuropsychiatric and Neurologic disorders. With technical background in Chemistry and early career experience in bench-to-pilot-to-implementation of biological solutions to environmental problems emerging in petroleum stations throughout Brazil (CENPES/DITER/SEBIO), Dr. Sousa holds a Ph.D. in biochemistry (Universidade de São Paulo) and has postdoctoral training in cell biology of molecular motors and neurobiology of septate junctions at the paranodes of myelinated axons (University of North Carolina). Following her postdoctoral training, she integrated her fields of knowledge through studies on both molecular motors transport of cargoes in sterocilia of auditory hair cells and on the function of septate junctions in structural maintenance of calyceal synapses in the vestibular system (NIDCD/NIH). Before joining the CSR in 2016, Dr. Sousa participated in the proof of concept and implementation of the Live Tumor Culture Core at the University of Miami.