Cellular & Systems Neurobiology
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1989 Ph.D. Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, Universidad de Cantabria (Spain).
1990-1993 Postdoctoral work at the Universidad Autònoma de Barcelona (Spain).
1993-1997 Assistant Professor at the Universidad de Cantabria (Spain).
1997-2001 Research position. Medical and Molecular Genetics Center-Institut de Recerca Oncológica (IRO), Barcelona (Spain).
2001-Present Group Leader at the Center for Genomic Regulation, Barcelona (Spain).
Mara Dierssen receives the 2014 David and Hillie Mahoney Award for an Individual's Contribution to Outreach Award (27/05/2014)
The award objective is to reward "an individual who has significantly contributed to the promotion of brain awareness, through continued public outreach efforts for a period of three or more years."
CRG researchers find gene responsible for susceptibility to panic disorder (28/11/2013)
A study published recently in the Journal of Neuroscience points, for the first time, to the gene trkC as a factor in susceptibility to the disease.
Mara Dierssen, President of the Spanish Society for Neurosciences (SENC) (18/10/2013)
Mara Dierssen, group leader from Cellular and Systems Biology, has been appointed as President of the Spanish Society for Neurosciences (SENC) for the period 2013-2015.
The main research interest in my laboratory is to decipher brain mechanisms sub serving learning and memory, and how they are altered in cognitive pathology. We aim at understanding how the neuronal architecture and connectivity constrain the mesoscopic network activity and influences the flow and storage of information in neuronal circuits in human cognitive-related disorders.