I did my undergraduate studies in Physics at Lund University, Sweden, with a specialization in Biophysics. My interest in neuroscience led me to find the laboratory of Gonzalo de Polavieja, where I did my degree Final Project using electrophysiology in the fruit fly (Drosophila melanogaster) larval neuromuscular junction.
Excited about the combination of theory and in vivo experiments approach of the lab, I moved permanently to Madrid and enrolled in graduate school. After my first year of coursework I obtained a Master of Biophysics (2007), and have since been developing my thesis work. For my graduate studies I am graciously receiving funding by the Comunidad Autónoma de Madrid’s Fellowship Program.
very general terms, my research interests revolve around the interplay
between the environment of an animal and its behavioral response, and
the processes that transform the sensory systems inputs into a
behavioral output. The challenge of understanding how and where the
information is processed in the brain motivates me, as well as trying
to understand how the environment shapes and adapts that response. This
broad interest gives rise to questions on
many different levels, from neural properties and circuits and its
molecular and genetic basis to questions based in evolutionary
In particular I am currently interested in the structure of behavior, in the dynamics of transitions between specific behaviors and general differences in strategies of behavior. For this I use the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster as model organism, due to its great genetic tractability and easy manipulation, remarkable similarities (homologies) to mammals and its fast reproduction cycle.
FlySiesta. It is still under development, but has recently matured enough to get it's own
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