She studied the Biomedical Sciences bachelor's degree in Universitat de Lleida, and during this period she realized different laboratory stays (Biochemical department of the Clinic Analysis laboratory of HUAV, Cell signaling and apoptosis group and Yeast signaling group in IRB Lleida, Research in the function of T lymphocytes in tumoral suppression and autoimmunity in CNB Madrid). When she finished, she received a summer AECC grant and worked in the group "Clinic and experimental research in digestive and oncohematologic diseases" in IRB Lleida. Afterwards, she studied the Master's degree "Initiation to research in mental health" in UAB, performing her laboratory practice in the group "Neurobiological basis of the mechanism of action of drugs acting at the central nervous system" in IBBTEC, where she is now performing her PhD thesis about the antidepressant properties of Cannabidiol and its mechanism of action. During her PhD, she has done a research stay in Prof. John Cryan's group in the APC Microbiome Ireland Institute, taking part in a project about the microbiota-gut-brain axis.
For this purpose, studies in laboratory animals, models of depression and psychosis, and in blood and postmortem samples from depressed and schizophrenic patients are carried out. Behavioural, pharmacological (in vivo assays, receptor labeling), cell biology (immunocytochemistry, neurogenesis), biochemical (second messengers, G proteins), electrophysiological (in vivo and slice recordings) and molecular approaches (gen silencing, transfected receptors) are used.
Instituto de Biomedicina y Biotecnología de Cantabria.
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