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Martinez-Cuè Pesini, Carmen

Visiting Fellows


Carmen Martínez-Cué is an Associate Professor of Pharmacology in the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Cantabria, Santander, Spain. She obtained her Bachelor Degree in Psychology in the year 1994 (University of Deusto, Bilbao, Spain) and her PhD in Biology in the year 2001 (University of Cantabria, Spain), which allows her to implement psychobiological studies from a multidisciplinary perspective. She started her scientific career in the University of Swansea (Wales, U.K.) were she was trained in in vivo electrophysiological techniques. After this period, her research activity has been centered in the study of different animal models of human disorders including autism and Alzheimer’s disease, but specially Down syndrome. During more than 20 years the main focus of her research has been the study of the neurobiological basis of the cognitive alterations found in Down syndrome in order to find the targets to which different therapeutic approaches could be directed. To this end, her research group has made an exhaustive analysis of the cognitive, behavioral and neuromorphological anomalies found in animal models of Down syndrome using behavioral, biochemical, immunohistochemical, electrophysiological and molecular techniques. In the last ten years her main interest has been the search of behavioral and pharmacological therapeutic strategies to reduce the cognitive alterations found in a model of Down syndrome. She has also studied the role of some of the genes that are triplicated in Down syndrome in different electrophysiological, neuromorphological and cognitive phenotypes as well as in Alzheimer’s disease neuropathology. She has participated in numerous National and International Research Projects (being the Main Researcher of 10 them) and contracts with different pharmacological and biotechnological companies (Main Researcher of 9 of them). She has published 45 papers indexed in JCR and 8 book chapters, most of them related to Down syndrome and/or Pharmacology. Her H-index is 22. She has also participated with poster or oral presentations in more than 65 Congresses and has been the supervisor of 7 PhD theses. Finally, two of the studies in which she participated received Awards from the Madrid Down syndrome Foundation and the Catalonia Down syndrome Foundation, respectively.

From: May 01, 2019 To: May 30, 2019

Structure Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, Faculty of Medicine (Associate Professor of Pharmacology )

University of Cantabria


Unibo reference

Prof. Sandra Guidi

Dipartimento di Scienze Biomediche e Neuromotorie