Short CV/Education and training


  • 1981
    University of Florence, Florence, Italy BS

  • 1984
    New York University, Sch. Med, New York, USA, M.S.Dev. Neurobiol

  • 1986
    New York University, Sch. Med, New York, USA, Ph.D.Dev. Neurobiol

  • 1986 – 1988
    Columbia University, Col. Phys.& Surg, New York, USA, Postdoc Dev. Neurobiol

Selected publications

Additional qualifications

  • Research Associate, Instituto Cajal, Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), 1989-1993

  • Staff Scientist, Instituto Cajal, CSIC, 1993-2002

  • Visiting Scientist, HSR-DIBIT, Milan, Italy, 1995

  • Invited Professorship, École Normale Supérieure, Paris, France, 2000

  • Associate Professor, Instituto Cajal, CSIC, 2002-2004

  • Full Professor, Instituto Cajal, CSIC, 2005-2010

  • Chair of Cell Mol and Dev Neurobiology Dept, Instituto,Cajal, CSIC, 2005 – 2009

  • Head of the Biology and Biomedicine Area of the CSIC, 2008 – 2012

  • Full Professor, Center for Molecular Biology 'Severo Ochoa', CSIC-UAM, 2010-present

  • Chair of Development and Differentiation Dept., CBMSO, 2012-present


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