The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
McGovern Medical School
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Dr. Soares' lab is engaged in clinical research in the field of mood disorders (bipolar disorder and major depression). These studies involve neuroimaging studies with various imaging modalities, neurocognitive testing and genetic studies that attempt to investigate the pathophysiology of bipolar disorder and the mechanisms of action of pharmacological treatments. There are also several clinical trials testing new treatment modalities for patients with mood disorders.
Projects/techniques: Neuroimaging studies involving morphometric MRI, DTI, MRS and fMRI; Neurocognitive studies; Genetic underpinnings of brain abnormalities; Clinical trials of new agents to treat mood disorders.
Education & Training
M.D. - University of Sao Paulo School of Medicine - 1990
Ph.D. - Federal University of Porto Alegre - 2004