Scientific sessions, CRG Group Leader Seminars
Cellular & Systems Neurobiology Group, Systems Biology Programme, CRG
Mara Dierssen earned her PhD in Neuroscience for her work on the involvement of L-type calcium channels in the action of morphine at the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, in the University of Cantabria. During her postdoctoral training she became interested in the mechanisms subserving learning and memory, their alterations in cognitive diseases and the influence of environment in the brain architecture and organization. At the CRG she investigates the functional significance of the production of new neuronal contacts and its refinement with experience that emphasizes the openness, fluidity and instability of the central nervous system, and also its ambiguity. Her talk however will focus on the lab’s “Friday evening experiments”, not their regular, day-to-day work.