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Ines Moreno Gonzalez, PhD

Principal Investigator

Ramón y Cajal established investigator in the Department of Cellular Biology of the University of Malaga and Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Neurology of the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston, Texas. She obtained a degree in Biology in 2003 and PhD from the University of Malaga in the area of neuroscience in 2009. She has carried out research stays at Sanofi (France), the University of Seville, and the University of Applied Sciences (Switzerland). From 2010 to 2013, she was a postdoctoral fellow at the Department of Neurology, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and from 2013 to 2019, she was appointed as a professor. She has published more than 50 scientific articles in high impact journals and presented her work in more than 100 presentations. She is a reviewer and editor of several scientific journals and a reviewer for the Carlos III Health Institute, the National Institutes of Health (USA) and the Alzheimer’s Association, among others. In addition, she has received awards for her teaching (Dean’s Teaching Excellence Award) and as a mentor (Excellence in Neuroscience Mentoring Award). She is a member of the Institute of Biomedicine of Malaga (IBIMA) and the Center for Networked Biomedical Research on Neurodegenerative Diseases (CIBERNED), as well as the immediate past chair of the Alliance of Women Alzheimer’s Researchers.

Laura has a degree in Biology and a Master’s in Biomedicine. She is a PhD student at the Department of Cell Biology at the University of Malaga. Her doctoral thesis focuses on the study of the effect of depression in adulthood on the development of Alzheimer’s disease. She has completed predoctoral stays at the MD Anderson Cancer Center (Houston, USA) and the University of Porto (Portugal).

Ines received her BSc degree in Biochemistry and MSc in Neuroscience. She is a MSc student at the Department of Cell Biology at the University of Malaga. Her work focuses on the study of amyloid proteins spreading in Alzheimer’s disease.

Cristina has a degree in Environmental Sciences. She is our laboratory technician. She has extensive experience in managing transgenic animal colonies, performing memory and learning behavioral tests, inoculations, fluid and organ extraction, and histological processing

María has a degree in Biochemistry. She is an intern student at the Department of Cell Biology at the University of Malaga. Currently, she studies possible therapies for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease.

Jesús García Martín

Graduate Student

Jesus has a degree in Biochemistry. He is an intern student at the Department of Cellular Biology at the University of Malaga. Currently, he is studying the seeding and spreading potential of tau aggregates.

Former Members

George Edwards III, PhD student. MDA UTHealth GSBS. 2013-2019.

Tara Fischer, PhD student rotation. UTHealth GSBS. 2014

Marco Papale, Visitor trainee at UTHealth. 2014-2015

Jonathan Schulz, Graduate student summer rotation at UTHealth. 2015

Amirhossein Aliyan, PhD student rotation from Rice University at UTHealth. 2015-2017

Kathleen Taylor-Presse, Graduate student at UTHealth. 2015-2017

Priyadarshini Peter, Graduate student at UTHealth. 2017-2018

Olivia Calderon, Graduate student at UTHealth. 2018-2019

Gabriel Escobedo Jr., Graduate student at UTHealth. 2018-2019.

Mariola Ruiz Torres, Master student at UMA, 2019-2020

Eva Maria Castillo Zafra, Master student at UMA, 2020-2021

Blanca Salgado Fuentes, Undergradute student at UMA, 2020-2021

Nazaret Gamez Ruiz, PhD student at UMA. 2017-2022.

Cristina A. Muñoz de Leon López, Master student at UMA. 2021-2022