- Ph.D., Molecular Neuroscience, Florida State Univeristy
- B. Sc., Psychology, Minors in Neuroscience and Biology, University of Texas at Arlington
Aliza (Liz) De Nobrega
Aliza De Nobrega, Ph.D. serves as a Scientific Advisor in the areas of biotechnology and pharmaceuticals.Dr. De Nobrega assists with prior art research, patent application drafting and patent prosecution before the USPTO, and corresponds with foreign associates to guide the prosecution of foreign applications.
Dr. De Nobrega has 9 years of research experience in genetics and behavioral and molecular neuroscience. Her technical expertise spans numerous applications of Molecular Biology and Neuroscience including mendelian genetics, molecular assays for the quantification of DNA, RNA and proteins, confocal microscopy, bioinformatics, electrophysiology and surgical procedures for multiple vertebrate and invertebrate model organisms.
Dr. De Nobrega graduated from the University of Texas at Arlington in 2013 with a Bachelors of Science degree (Honors) in Biopsychology and Neuroscience and earned her Ph.D in Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience from Florida State University in 2020. Her doctoral research focused on the mechanisms and molecular signaling pathways through which aging altered sleep architecture and circadian biology and the impacts of these changes on drug neurobiology. Also, Dr. De Nobrega served as an instructor for multiple courses at the undergraduate level including Molecular Biology, Genetics, Fundamentals of Neuroscience and Biotechnology.
Dr. De Nobrega has delivered 26 scientific presentations at regional and national conferences including Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL), Society for the Research in Biological Rhythms (SRBR), Rhythms in Southeast Region (RiSER) and the Society for Neuroscience (SFN). She has co-authored 9 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters in the European Journal of Neuroscience, Experimental Neurology, Cell Signaling and Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology. Dr. De Nobrega also received many trainee awards and grants for her research from revered funding agencies and organizations including the National Science Foundation, Graduate Women in STEM, American Association of University Women, Golden Key International Honors Society and the Society for Neuroscience.
Dr. De Nobrega is also proficient in medical and scientific art.