Thais Zielke Dias Cardoso

    PhD Candidate

    2019     Bachelor of Nursing, Federal University of Minas Gerais (Brazil).

    Thais joined the Genomics Research Centre in early 2020, starting as a visiting researcher, and a few months later became a PhD student within the GRC. During college she worked in research for 2 years, more specifically in neurophysiology. Her research had an emphasis on cardiovascular effects produced by the autonomic nervous system, in response to the administration of liposomes encapsulated with GABA in the dorsomedial hypothalamus and paraventricular nucleus.

    Her current research focuses on finding rare gene variants in migraine (migraine with aura, migraine without aura, menstrual migraine and hemiplegic migraine). She also aims to find the relation of specific ion channel genes activity within cells to provide further evidence that they may be involved in migraine and its subtypes. She is also part of the GRC Diagnostic Team performing administrative and sample processing work.