Isabela Valentim

Fellow PhD Student
Leibniz Graduate School on Aging
Leibniz Institute on Aging – Fritz Lipmann Institute (FLI)
Germany

Isabela Santos Valentim, MSc, is a fellow PhD student of the Leibniz Graduate School on Aging, based at the Leibniz Institute on Aging – Fritz Lipmann Institute (FLI), Jena, Germany. Her research focuses on understanding the importance of sleep/ circadian rhythms on neuronal aging and protein aggregation disorders, such as Alzheimer’s and Huntington disease.

Since 2010, she has conducted research activities related to sleep, sleep deprivation, memory, and protein aggregation mechanisms. She gained her MSc (2015) in Biology at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and her BSc and Teaching degree (2012) also in Biology at the State University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Isabela has also a fond interest in science communication and outreach activities. As part of her teaching degree, she developed a series of classes explaining the importance of sleep and sleep hygiene during adolescence, which became an ongoing project of the State University of Rio de Janeiro. She had also an internship at the Roberto Marinho Foundation (Brazil) taking part in the promotion and organization of the Young Scientist Award.

She is the recipient of prizes, fellowship, and travel grants for students, e.g., PhD Fellowship Leibniz Graduate School on Aging and CAJAL Advanced Neuroscience Training Programme (FENS, IBRO).