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The Portuguese-American Post-graduate Society is an independent, non-profit organization, with no political affiliations. Its objectives are to stimulate the development of strong relationships between the Portuguese postgraduate community living in North America and the American society while, simultaneously, promoting their home country. Welcome!
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Chicago Regional Chapter
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Iris Vilares

Chapter Leader

Iris Vilares

Northwestern University

 

 

 

 

 

I am currently doing my PhD in Neuroscience in the lab of Konrad Kording, at Northwestern University (in Chicago). I arrived here in January 2009 and I have been trying to understand how people make decisions that involve uncertainty, and how the brain represents this uncertainty. I am a Biologist from the Science Faculty of the University of Lisbon, and also did a Masters in Mathematics applied to the Biological Sciences (still in Portugal). Afterwards, I entered the Champalimaud International Neuroscience PhD program, when it first open (aka decided to be a guinea pig). In the program, we could decide where to do our PhD program, and I chose Chicago, which I love:) I just started being involved with PAPS activities, and I’m excited to learn and do more!