Susana Solá graduated in Genetics and Biology, Faculty of Sciences, ULisboa, and received her PhD in Pharmacy, after PhD training at the University of Minnesota, MN, USA. Currently, Solá is Assistant Professor in Faculty of Pharmacy, ULisboa. Her scientific activity was initiated with the study of biochemical and regulatory pathways of programmed cell death in both hepatic and neural cells. Then, with a strong background in cell fate functional studies, she decided to move for the emerging area of neural stem cells biology. Solá has been dedicated in understanding the molecular mechanisms involved in neural stem cell fate, using in vitro and in vivo models, and identifying potential checkpoints and promising molecules that increase the activity of these cells during neuroregeneration. Recently, she has been interested in exploring the relevance of metabolism in inter-organ communication to improve the long-life activity of neural stem cells and, ultimately, ameliorate neuroplasticity in adulthood. Solá´s work granted her several important distinctions, including the Award of the “Programa Gulbenkian de Estímulo à Investigação 2005” by Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, the “Medal of Honour L’Oréal Portugal 2008 for Women in Science” by Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT), L’Oréal Portugal and the Portuguese National UNESCO Commission (CNU) and “the Honourable Mention at 10th Edition of Crioestaminal Award in Biomedicine”, by Crioestaminal and Associação Viver a Ciência. She is a board member of the Portuguese Society for Stem Cells and Cell Therapies (SPCE-TC).