Lucia Peixoto received her bachelor’s degree in biochemistry from the Universidad de la República in her native Uruguay in 2002 and earned her Ph.D. in 2009 at the University of Pennsylvania under the mentorship of David S. Roos. She completed her postdoctoral training with Ted Abel at the University of Pennsylvania in 2015.
During her fellowship, she was also a trainee in the Training Program in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) with support from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS). As a trainee at CHOP, she completed a clinical internship at the Center for Autism Research under the supervision of Robert Schultz. She became an assistant professor at Washington State University in 2015 and has since been recognized with a K01 Faculty Development Award to Promote Diversity in Neuroscience Research from NINDS.
Her lab’s goal is to integrate genomic and molecular biology approaches to understand the role of sleep and learning in typical brain development and neurodevelopmental conditions. In addition, Peixoto’s group seeks to build and implement tools for reproducible bioinformatics.