Area: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology


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Doctor by the Universidad de Salamanca with the thesis Aportación al estudio de los mecanismos de transducción de la señal de los receptores opioides. (aplicación a los problemas del dolor y de la tolerancia y dependencia a drogas opiáceas) 2005. Supervised by Dr. Raquel E. Rodríguez Rodríguez.

I am researcher with a solid scientific career, experience and contrastable research results. My research interests are focused in the effects of several agents in the development of the Central Nervous System using the zebrafish as an experimental model and their effect on several behavioural responses. Initially, I studied the molecular mechanisms underlying opioid activity, in relation to pain modulation and to tolerance and dependence. During my PhD Thesis, I studied the biochemistry and pharmacology of endogenous opioid peptides and receptors in the zebrafish, and later on I conducted additional studies on the functionality of the opioid system. At present, I am analysing the in vivo effects of drugs of abuse and I started a new line of research to transfer this basic knowledge, in particular sustainable aquaculture of fish species of economic interest. Given that I currently work at the University, I need to combine my research work with lecturing duties, which usually has a synergic effect on both professional fields. Besides, I regularly assist to training courses (20 on lecturer training and 26 in specialized training) and I am deeply involved in several activities for the Dissemination of Science, such as the Science Week and the Brain Awareness Week. General indicators: ORCID: 0000-0002-9410-5510 Researcher ID: F-7136-2013 RESEACHGATE: SCOPUS ID: INCYL URL: ZFIN: ZDB-PERS-060727-2. URL: Number of sexenios de investigación: 3 Date of the last granted sexenio: 2021/07/12th Function D for animal experimentation Lecturing duties Biochemistry subjects: In Degree in Chemistry Engineering (2004-06, 2011-16), Pharmacy (2006-08), Biochemistry (2010-11), Medicine (2008-present), Master in Neuroscience (2016-present) and Master in Cell and Molecular Biology (2021-present). Participation in BIE (2017-present), Mentorship in Prácticas Externas (2012, 2020-present); Mentorship of alumnos internos and becarios de colaboración; Mentor at EMBL Heidelberg and Host in the DAAD internship program "RISE worldwide" (Germany). 8 “Innovación docente” projects. Excellent in “Docentia” program. 3 Quinquenios docentes Experience in organizing I+D activities: 26-27/10/2012. Symposium. Contribution of Zebrafish to Neuroscience. Member of the Local Organizing Comité. COST ACTION (BM0804) EuFishBioMed Member of Scientific Societies and International Networks From 2007: Member of the “Alexander von Humboldt” Network as Research Fellow From 2008: Member of the EMBL Alumni Association Member of Research Institutions From 2002: Member of the Instituto de Neurociencias de Castilla y León (INCyL) From 2011: Member of the Instituto de Investigación Biomédica de Salamanca (IBSAL) Contribution to Dissemination of Science: From 2013 to 2019. FotCiencia11, The Science Week, The Brain Awareness Week. 2 projects for the Dissemination of Science International Committees: Panel de evaluadores de Acciones de Movilidad Académica y Programas de Educación Superior y Ciencia. Organización de Estados Iberoamericanos para la Educación, la Ciencia y la Cultura (OEI). FORCYT Julio 2021