Julia Senserrich is a graduate in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from the Rovira y Virgili University (2018). She obtained the Master's degree in "Initiation to Research in Mental Health" by the University of Barcelona, in 2019. Since September 2019, she belongs to the research group of Professor Ángel Pazos, in the Institute of Biomedicine and Biotechnology of Cantabria (IBBTEC), with a predoctoral contract of the Biomedical Research Networking Centres (CIBER). Her PhD project is dealing with the role of metaloproteinases in the pathogenesis of depression/anxiety, and their implication in the mechanism of action of antidepressant drugs.
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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