Carolina completed both her BSc and MSc degree in Medicinal Chemistry at the University of Coimbra, focusing on organic chemistry. She proceeded to PhD in the same area, joined a program that involved the Universities of Coimbra and Lisbon, in consortium with three Portuguese pharmaceutical companies (Bial, Bluepharma and Hovione). where she worked on new antimicrobial chemical entities, contributing to the challenging problem of antimicrobial resistant. She had also the opportunity to work in different laboratories (Lisbon, Poland and Brazil). In 2020, She joined the FMP for a postdoc and is currently working on the development of probes for detecting infections (bacteria or virus), on novel tankyrase inhibitors and in the research of cross-linkers for pediatric cardiac valves, a project in collaboration with GrOwValve©.