I graduated in Biology (specialization in Neurobiology) from the Universidad Complutense of Madrid in 2009 and went on to study a Master in Biomolecular Medicine at the Universidad Autónoma of Madrid. Afterwards, I developed my PhD project at the Centre of Molecular Biology Severo Ochoa (UAM-CSIC, Madrid) in the labs headed by Jesús Avila, Félix Hernández and María Llorens, where I continued working as postdoctoral researcher until 2018. During my career I was continuously interested in the study of the plasticity conferred by circuit modifications and its impact in brain pathology. My PhD project was focused on the role of Tau protein in modulating the integration of new-born neurons in the adult hippocampus, which is a process commonly altered in many tauopathies. In 2019, I joined the labs of Beatriz Rico and Oscar Marín to study the link between dysfunction of interneuron synaptic connectivity and schizophrenia. Specifically, I am exploring how genetic defects associated to the disease can impact the wiring of these cells during development.
Outside the lab, I am in love with swing and blues dances, as well as jazz music. I spend as much time as I can learning, dancing and teaching these beautiful styles.