Nelson Descalço is a medical doctor, currently a Psychiatry resident, and a PhD student at the Neuropsychiatry Unit at Champalimaud Foundation, supported by an FCT scholarship. He is a student of the Health Sciences Doctoral Program at NOVA Medical School and an invited lecturer in Neuroscience at the same institution. Nelson is currently working on characterizing the white matter structure of the brain in patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder using neuroimaging methods. He is also interested in whether these structural and functional connectivity biomarkers can help predict the clinical response of patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder to neuromodulation treatments such as transcranial magnetic stimulation. As a Visiting Student Researcher, he will be developing his project at Stanford University, California.

Stanford University

Grant duration: 9 months