Tania Spohr

Instituto Estadual do Cérebro Paulo Niemeyer

Dr. Tania Spohr finished her Ph.D. in Morphological Sciences at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, when she was honored with the prize FAPERJ 30 Years, as her Ph.D. thesis was considered the best thesis in her area in the State of Rio de Janeiro in 2009. Her Ph.D. thesis also won the prize Carlos Chagas Filho Award, as being considered the best Ph.D. thesis of the Morphological Sciences Graduate Program in UFRJ at that year. Actually she is a Research Associate Scientist at the Brain’s Institute of Rio de Janeiro (IECPN - Instituto Estadual do Cérebro Paulo Niemeyer). Her research there is focused on the role of developmental genes in glioma progression, especially the role of Sonic hedgehog signaling pathway.