Our Team

Inês Zimbarra Cabrita

PhD | Chief Operations Officer

Inês holds a PhD in Cardiovascular Sciences at the National Heart and Lung Institute at Imperial College London (2014). She has graduated at the Lisbon School of Health Technology, obtaining a BSc degree in Cardiopneumology (2001), after which she obtained a Masters in Medical Imaging Ultrasound (2006) and later completed a 2-years Master focused on Monitoring, Quality and Statistics at University of Ferrara, Italy (2016).

Francisca Patuleia Figueiras

PhD | Scientific Affairs Manager

Francisca holds a PhD in Biomedicine at Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain (2012). She has graduated at Faculty of Science and Technology - New University of Lisbon where she obtained her Integrated Master’s degree (MEng) in Biomedical Engineering (2007). Recently in 2016 she finished a 2-years Master focused on Monitoring, Quality and Statistics at University of Ferrara, Italy.

Catarina Sousa

MD | Medical Advisor

Catarina graduated in the School of Medicine of Lisbon where she obtained her medical degree in 2004. In 2006 she started her Cardiology residency at Hospital Pulido Valente. During the 5 year training she spent 3 months at the Intensive Care Unit, at Saint Thomas’ Hospital in London and 5 months at the Cardiothoracic Intensive Care Unit at Royal Brompton Hospital in London. She is also an invited assistant at Faculty of Medicine of the University of Lisbon.

Mariana Oliveira

PhD | Clinical Research Associate

Mariana holds a Master’s degree in Biochemistry at the Faculdade de Ciências, Universidade de Lisboa (2010) and obtained her PhD in Neurosciences at the Faculdade de Medicina, Universidade de Lisboa (2017). In 2012, she attended a course in Clinical Research Monitoring and has recently joined the CETERA team as a Clinical Research Associate in the Cardiology and Oncology therapeutic areas.

Maria Inês Caetano

MSc | Clinical Trials Assistant

Maria Inês graduated in the Superior Institute of Engineering of Coimbra, where she obtained her BSc degree in Biomedical Engineering in 2012. Later, in 2014, she obtained her Master degree in Materials and Biomedical Devices at University of Aveiro. Recently she has undertaken a course in Clinical Research Monitoring and has integrated the CETERA team as Trainee.

Elisabete Apolinário

Executive Assistant

Elisabete completed in 2016 her Technical and Administrative certification at Citeforma, official School Center for accreditation in professional competences. She's accredited for all administrative tasks such as human resources management, accounting tasks between others. She is also certified in Good Clinical Practice.