Education

2008
Ph.D.; Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA; Graduate Program in Areas of Basic and Applied Biology (GABBA) and Faculty of Medicine, University of Porto, Portugal.

2002
M.D.; Faculty of Medicine, University of Porto, Portugal

Positions

2010 to present
Clinical Research Fellow; Champalimaud Neuroscience Program, Lisbon, Portugal.

2010 to present
Resident in Psychiatry and Mental Health; Department of Psychiatry, Centro Hospitalar de Lisboa Ocidental, Lisbon, Portugal.

2008 to 2010
Post-doctoral fellow; Department of Neurobiology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA.

2005
Emergency Room Physician; Póvoa do Varzim and Vila do Conde Hospital, Portugal.

2004 to 2005
Invited Assistant Professor; School of Nursing, Portuguese Catholic University, Porto, Portugal.

2004 to 2005
Intern in Medicine, Departments of General and Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Surgery and Obstetrics & Gynecology, ULS - Matosinhos, Portugal.

Publications

Oliveira-Maia, A.J., de Araujo, I.E., Monteiro, C., Workman, V., Galhardo, V., Nicolelis, M.A. The insular cortex controls food preferences independently of taste receptor signaling. Front Syst Neurosci. 2012;6:5.

Oliveira-Maia, A.J., Roberts C.D., Walker, Q.D., Luo, B., Kuhn, C., Simon, S.A., Nicolelis, M.A.
Intravascular food reward. PLoS One. 2011;6(9):e24992.

Oliveira-Maia, A.J.*, Stapleton-Kotloski, J.R.*, Lyall, V., Phan, T.-H. T., Mummalaneni, S., Melone, P., DeSimone, J.A., Nicolelis, M.A.L., and Simon, S. Nicotine activates TRPM5-dependent and independent taste pathways. PNAS.
[Faculty of 1000 Biology]

Oliveira-Maia, A.J.*, de Araujo, I.E.*, Sotnikova, T.D., Gainetdinov, R.R., Caron, M.G., Nicolelis, M.A.L. and Simon, S.A. Food reward in the absence of taste receptor signaling. Neuron 57(6): 930-41 (2008).
[Faculty of 1000 Biology]
[Preview by Andrews & Horvath]

de Araujo, I.E., Gutierrez, R., Oliveira-Maia, A.J., Pereira Jr, A., Nicolelis, M.A.L. and Simon, S.A. Neural ensemble coding of satiety states. Neuron 51(4): 483-94 (2006).

Reviews and Book Chapters

Oliveira-Maia, A.J., Roberts, C.D., Simon, S.A., and Nicolelis, M.A.L. Gustatory and reward brain circuits in the control of food intake. Adv Tech Stand Neurosurg 36:31-59 (2010).

Oliveira-Maia, A.J., Simon, S.A. and Nicolelis, M.A.L. Gustation. In: Encyclopedia of Neuroscience. Springer-Verlag, Berlin-Heidelberg-New York-Tokyo (2008).

Oliveira-Maia, A.J., Simon, S.A. and Nicolelis, M.A.L. Neural ensemble recordings from central gustatory-reward pathways in awake and behaving animals. In: Methods for Neural Ensemble Recordings, 2cond Edition; Nicolelis, M.A.L., editor. CRC Press, Boca Raton, USA (2007).

Honors and Awards

2012
Junior Research and Career Development Award; Harvard Medical School - Portugal Program.
Travel Award; 20th European Congress of Psychiatry, European Psychiatric Association.

2011
Summer School Scholar 2011; Academia for Excellence in European Psychiatry, European Psychiatric Association.
Bursary for Scientific Research; BIAL Foundation, Portugal.
Postdoctoral Fellowship; AXA Research Fund, Paris, France.

2010
Best Poster Prize; 6th National Conference of Psychiatry; Portuguese Society of Psychiatry and Mental Health.
2010 Travelling Fellowship Award; 11th International Congress on Obesity; International Association for the Study of Obesity.
SPN 2010 Distinguished Publication Prize; Portuguese Society for Neuroscience.
Post-Doctoral fellowship; Foundation for Science and Technology, Portugal.

2009
Grant for Oral Communication; 11th Meeting of the Portuguese Society for Neuroscience; Portuguese Society for Neuroscience.

2008
Travel grants; Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian; Portuguese Society for Neuroscience.
Best Graduate Student Talk, 2008 Duke University Neurobiology Department Retreat; Department of Neurobiology, Duke University Medical Center.

2007
EASO Young Investigator Poster Prize, 15th European Congress on Obesity; European Association for the Study of Obesity.

2002
Doctoral fellowship; Foundation for Science and Technology, Portugal.
Leonardo da Vinci fellowship, University Hospital, Ghent, Belgium; European Commission.

2001
Magalhães Lemos Prize; Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery, Faculty of Medicine, University of Porto, Portugal.