Maithe Arruda-Carvalho

 
Maithe Arruda-Carvalho
Assistant Professor
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Biography: 

Prof. Arruda-Carvalho did her BSc in biomedicine and her MSc in cellular neurobiology at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She obtained her PhD from UofT at SickKids Hospital in Toronto, where she studied how neurons born in the adult brain contribute to memory formation and expression. During her Postdoc at Mount Sinai Hospital in NY, USA, she studied synaptic plasticity within selective brain microcircuits supporting emotional memory. Her research examines the relationship between the maturation of brain circuits, behaviour and stress in mice, and how these contribute to the onset of mental illness.