Carolina Lemos graduated in Biology in 2002 by the Faculty of Sciences of University of Porto. She finished her PhD in 2009, at UnIGENe, IBMC and Institute of Biomedical Sciences Abel Salazar (ICBAS). Her PhD project focused on the genetic and epidemiologic study of migraine, a complex disease. Her main research interest is in the genetic epidemiology of complex and mendelian genetic diseases, focusing nowadays in Familial Amyloidotic Polyneuropathy (FAP) research. Along with a group of PhD and Master students, Carolina Lemos has been studying age-at-onset anticipation mechanisms and searching for genetic modifiers of FAP, in a large group of Portuguese families with promising results already published. She is an Invited Auxiliary Professor at ICBAS, teaching Genetics and Statistics to medical, biochemistry, aquatic sciences undergraduate students and master students of Epidemiology and Public Health.