Meet the Team

We are a diverse group – biologists, psychologists, engineers, and we code, record and manipulate neuronal activity and look carefully at behavior.

Lab members

Megan Carey, PhD

Megan Carey, PhD

Principal Investigator

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About Megan

Megan Carey is a Group Leader in the Neuroscience Program at the Champalimaud Center for the Unknown in Lisbon, Portugal. She received her PhD from the University of California, San Francisco, where her thesis was awarded UCSF’s Krevans Distinguished Dissertation Award. After a Helen Hay Whitney Postdoctoral Fellowship at Harvard Medical School, Dr. Carey started her independent laboratory at the Champalimaud in 2011. Her lab combines quantitative behavioral analysis, genetics, and physiology to understand how the brain controls learned and coordinated movements.

Dr. Carey was an International Early Career Scientist of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute from 2012-2017 and received a Starting Grant from the European Research Council in 2015. She has co-chaired a number of international scientific conferences, including the Champalimaud Neuroscience Symposium, COSYNE (Computational and Systems Neuroscience, Utah, USA), the Gordon Research Conference on the Cerebellum (Maine, USA), and the Forum of the Federation of European Neuroscience Societies (FENS, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2016; Berlin, Germany, 2018). She is a Scholar, and the current Chair, of the FENS Kavli Network of Excellence. Dr. Carey has served on the Open Science panel of the RISE high-level advisory group to the European Commission since 2015.

Margarida Nunes

Margarida Nunes

Lab Administrator

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Ana Machado, PhD

Ana Machado, PhD

PostDoctoral Fellow

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Dennis Eckmeier, PhD

Dennis Eckmeier, PhD

PostDoctoral Fellow

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Dominique Pritchett, PhD

Dominique Pritchett, PhD

PostDoctoral Fellow

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Hugo Marques, PhD

Hugo Marques, PhD

PostDoctoral Fellow

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Ana Gonçalves

Ana Gonçalves

PhD Student

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Catarina Albergaria

Catarina Albergaria

PhD Student

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Dana Darmohray

Dana Darmohray

PhD Student

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Jovin Jacobs

Jovin Jacobs

PhD Student

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Rita Félix

Rita Félix

PhD Student

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Tatiana Silva

Tatiana Silva

PhD Student

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Hugo Bettencourt

Hugo Bettencourt

Masters Student

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Marta Maciel

Marta Maciel

Masters Student

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Diogo Duarte

Diogo Duarte

Research Technician

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