José Miguel Pêgo ( MD, PhD) is Assistant Professor at the School of Health Sciences, University of Minho, involved in the teaching of pharmacology. He is the coordinator of the schools’ Clinical Skills Lab. He is also part of the Neuroscience Research Domain, which integrates the newly formed Portuguese Government Associate Laboratory (LA) ICVS/3B´s.

His research activities have been centered in the behavioral and morphological characterization of animal models of anxiety. Presently he is mainly focused on the molecular mechanisms underlying neuroplasticity in stress models of anxiety. He is experienced in rodent behavior analysis, stereology and 3D reconstruction of neurons. He is also involved in the study of the human stress response during written and skills assessment.