Teresa Cunha-Oliveira (PhD) graduated in Biochemistry in 1999 and obtained her MSc (in 2003) and PhD (in 2007) degrees in Cell Biology, at the University of Coimbra, Portugal. She is currently a Post-Doc researcher at the Center for Neuroscience and Cell Biology at the University of Coimbra. She has been interested in the role of mitochondrial dysfunction in the neurotoxicity of drugs of abuse, namely amphetamines, cocaine, heroin and speedball. She is also interested in mitochondrial dysfunction in neurodegenerative diseases, particularly Parkinson's and Huntington's diseases. At present, her work focuses mainly on the similarities between neuronal dysfunction in drug abuse and neurodegenerative diseases.