Neurobiology of Depression
Prof. Rodrigues holds an undergraduate degree in Pharmacy (Clinical Analysis) from the Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, a master’s degree in Biochemistry from the Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, and a doctoral degree in Biochemistry from the Universidade Federal do Paraná (UFPR).
“Her research is aimed at investigating the mechanisms involved in the antidepressant activity of neuromodulators, vitamins, natural and synthetic products and physical exercise in animal models of depression and in models of comorbity, depression and neurodegenerative diseases“
Prophylactic effect of physical exercise on Aβ1-40-induced depressive-like behavior: Role of BDNF, mTOR signaling, cell proliferation and survival in the hippocampus. Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry, v. 94, p. 109646, 2019.