Marta obtained a Master's in Cellular and Molecular Biology from the University of Coimbra. She did her thesis on Megan's Carey lab at Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown in Lisbon, investigating the neural circuits underlying locomotor learning in mice using a split-belt treadmill. Afterwards, Marta stayed in Megan's lab as a research assistant for another two years.
Marta joined the Murray lab as a PhD student to continue to pursue her interests in motor control.
She is interested in understanding how the brain integrates proprioceptive information to adjust and correct posture upon unpredictable perturbations in the environment.