José Lopes, PhD, managing science editor —

José holds a PhD in neuroscience from the University of Porto, Portugal. After postdocs at Weill Connell Medicine and Western University, where he studied the processes driving hypertension and Alzheimer’s disease, he moved on in 2016 to a career in science writing and communication. José is the author of several peer-reviewed papers and a book chapter and has presented his research in numerous international meetings.

Articles by José Lopes

First Mouse Model of AADC Deficiency Developed, Researchers Report

A mouse model of aromatic l-amino acid decarboxylase (AADC) deficiency, carrying a frequent mutation in patients with the condition, has been developed for the first time, according to researchers. Findings from this new model indicate that low levels of the neurotransmitter serotonin are associated with characteristic symptoms. The study, “…