Joana P Neto graduated and received her M.Sc. degree in Biomedical Engineering in 2010 by the Universidade Nova de Lisboa Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia. Her master thesis developed within the Materials Science department in 2011 was awarded by European Materials Research Society. In 2018, she received her Ph.D. degree in Nanotechnology and Nanosciences by the Universidade Nova de Lisboa. Her PhD project was developed in collaboration with 3 institutes - Champalimaud Center for the Unknown and CENIMAT/I3N in Portugal, and Sainsbury Wellcome Centre in United Kingdom. Joana was also a team member of European FP7 Project NeuroSeeker. Thanks to this project, she has collaborated with researchers worldwide. Since 2018, she is a Pos-doc researcher at CENIMAT/I3N.
During her career, the dissemination of the work was achieved through conferences and peer-reviewed journals, participation on open days at research institutes, teaching undergrads and PhD students, and supervising and mentoring undergrads and master students. Moreover, a great amount of her data was made freely available online to ensure transparency of results and to help to reduce inequality, sharing data with scientists and students in less fortunate positions.