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Lima Lab

Lima Lab

The main goal of our laboratory is to gain mechanistic insights into the neuronal processes underlying fundamental behaviors in females: the choice of a suitable mate and how to initiate and terminate sexual behavior. To do so, we use mice as model system and a combination of approaches that include physiological, anatomical and molecular tools to dissect the contribution of candidate brain areas to the emergence of these natural behaviors. Our long-term goal is to test the hypothesis that mate choice has an impact on the regulation of sexual behavior.


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To find out more about our lab, contact Susana Lima via email.


Lima Lab

Know our Team

Susana Lima

Principal Investigator

Ana Rita Mendes

2017 INDP PhD Student

António Raposo

António Raposo

Lab Administrator

Bertrand Lacoste

Postdoctoral Researcher

Inês Dias

2021 INPDP PHD Student

Iris Berden

Intern Student

Jonathan Cook

Postdoctoral Researcher

Liliana Ferreira

Research Technician

Margarida Duarte

Research Assistant

Nicolas Gutierrez

Postdoctoral Researcher


Lima Lab

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