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Sheila Nagamatsu, PhD

Postdoctoral Associate

Contact Information

Sheila Nagamatsu, PhD

Mailing Address

  • Montalvo-Ortiz Lab

    Errera Community Care Center-Orange Annex, 200 Edison Road, room 1342-22.

    Orange, CT 06477

    United States


As a postdoctoral associate at Yale University, I specialize in psychiatry genetics research. My primary focus is on epigenomic-wide association studies of various conditions, including smoking, opioid addiction, depression, and PTSD. I earned my Ph.D. in genetics and molecular biology from the University of Campinas in Brazil, where I focused on the bioinformatics of industrial yeasts and their application to bioethanol production.

Education & Training

  • PhD
    University of Campinas, Genetics and Molecular Biology, Bioinformatics (2019)
  • Internship
    Senai Institute of Innovation in Biomass (ISI BIOMASSA) (2015)
  • BSc
    Federal University of São Carlos, Biotechnology (2013)
  • Internship
    University of Campinas (2013)
  • Internship
    University of the Basque Country (2013)
  • President and Founder Member
    Federal University of São Carlos (UFSCar)/ CSB Júnior
  • Non Degree Program
    Colégio Policursos, Technical School in Microcomputer Operator (2004)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Best Poster at 4th Annual Postdoc SymposiumYale Postdoc Symposium2021
SHARP Training Scholarship Awards for Trainees and Career DevelopmentThe SHARP Scholarship Committee2021
Oral Finalist at the World Congress of Psychiatric GeneticsWCPG2020
Best poster in Bioinformatics sessionGBMeeting, UNICAMP2019
Best poster in Genes and GenomicsX-meeting 20152015
Science without bordersCPNq2012
Work Presentation Grant in Free RadicalsESPCA Scholarship 20112011

Professional Service

Frontiers in GeneticsReviewer2023 - Present
Frontiers in PsychiatryReviewer2023 - Present

Departments & Organizations