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Carlos Ribeiro, PhD 

Group Leader
Behaviour & Metabolism Lab
Champalimaud Foundation

Lisbon, Portugal

Carlos Ribeiro is a founding group leader at the Champalimaud Neuroscience Programme in Lisbon, Portugal. He is fascinating by the question of how nutrients and metabolism impact brain function and behavior. His lab uses a radical interdisciplinary approach by working at the interface of behavior, metabolism, microbiome, and physiology to discover and characterize conserved mechanisms regulating how organisms make decisions and how these decisions affect their health and wellbeing. He has contributed to our understanding of how nutrients, organismal physiology, and reproductive states act at the level of neuronal circuits and molecular mechanisms to control decision making. More recently his laboratory has characterized how metabolic interaction among specific gut microbes regulate food cravings and reproduction. He has taken on broader international leadership roles and is currently Secretary General-elect of the Federation of European Neuroscience Societies.

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