Neuropsychiatric Diseases, translational medicine, epigenetic therapy, DNA methylation, Histone acetylation
Patient samples, mice models, in vitro studies. - We have a Biobank (with Brain Tissue Bank) that belongs to the National Biobank Network: http://www.biobancochuvi.info/ - Easy accessibility to recruit patients for clinical trials, projects, collaborations, etc.
Variety of molecular techniques. Genomics, Proteomics, confocal microscopy, FACS, Laser Microdissection Microscope, Cell Culture. - Our research lab is within the largest hospital in Galicia, Hospital Álvaro Cunqueiro, inaugurated on June 2015. http://novohospitalvigo.sergas.es/Paxinas/Portada.aspx
Prof. Andre Fischer. German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE), Goettingen, Germany. Epigenetics and Systems Medicine in Neurodegenerative Diseases. Dr. Stefan Bonn. German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE), Goettingen, Germany. Computational Systems Biology. Prof. Hector J. Caruncho. College of Pharmacy and Nutrition, University of Saskatchewan, Canada. Discovery of novel biomarkers and novel drug targets of mental disorders. Prof. Lisa Kalynchuk. College of Medicine, University of Saskatchewan, Canada. Effect of chronic stress on brain function. Prof. Alessandro Guidotti. Department of Psychiatry, College of Medicine, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA. The role of neurosteroids in brain function. Prof. Graziano Pinna. Department of Psychiatry, College of Medicine, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA. Developing new therapies for PTSD and anxiety disorders.
Research areas: • Study of genome-environment interactions (epigenome) that occur during the cognitive decline associated with aging, psychiatric disorders and neurodegenerative diseases. • Search for biomarkers and therapeutic targets for diagnosis, prognosis and treatment of psychiatric and neurodegenerative diseases.
• Associate Professor for PhD Programme in Neuroscience and Clinical Psychology • Member of the Federation of European Neuroscience Societies (FENS) • Member of the Spanish Society of Neuroscience (SENC) • Member of “Divulgacción AGC CCT” Galician Association of Communication of Scientific Culture and Technology • Science Communicator (blogs, magazines, newspapers, radio,....)