Lab members

Maria Jose Conde-Dusman

Maria Jose Conde-Dusman


Born in Seville, I am a biotechnologist by training, passionate about Neuroscience. I coursed my undergrad studies in Seville and Salamanca. Thanks to a Neuroscience PhD fellowship from ´Fundación Tatiana Pérez de Guzmán el Bueno´, I joined Isabel Pérez-Otaño’s lab at the Centre for Applied Medical Research (Universidad de Navarra, Pamplona). Later, the lab moved to the renowned Institute of Neurosciences in Alicante, where I continued my PhD. During these years, my work has focused on understanding the mechanism by which juvenile NMDARs containing GluN3A inhibit synapse plasticity and target non-used synapses for pruning during critical periods early in development. Now, I’m 2021 I’m joining Beatriz Rico’s lab to keep learning about this vibrant stage of postnatal development but drawing my attention to the impact of early sensory experience on the remodeling of inhibitory cortical circuits at the cellular and molecular level.


Outside the lab, I’m an avid traveler with a growing interest in photography that I hope to hone here in London. I’m also keen on indoor activities such as board games or wine tastings.


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