da Costa, Nuno

Nuno Maçarico da Costa is an Associate Investigator in the Neural Coding department. He co-leads the EM connectomics project in its efforts map the wiring diagram of the  neocortex and its functional connectivity. Nuno graduated in Biology from the Faculty of Science of the University of Lisbon.  Afterwards he moved to Copenhagen, Denmark, where he studied the interactions between the hippocampus and prefrontal cortex in rats. After this period, Nuno returned to Portugal and joined the Doctoral Program in Biology and Medicine of the Gulbenkian Foundation. He performed his doctoral research in the Institute of Neuroinformatics in Zurich and obtained a PhD degree in Natural Sciences from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology. During his PhD he described the fine structural detail of the thalamocortical pathway to cat visual cortex using light and electron correlated microscopy.