Sonia Villapol Salgado

Birth Date: 8th May 1977
Birth Place: Bretoña (Lugo)

Doctor in Neuroscience
She studied Secondary Education at the Secondary School of Meira (Lugo). She took a degree in Biology, specialising in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology at the University Universidad de Santiago de Compostela (2003). She started her doctor’s degree at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, in the Department of Cellular Biology, Physiology and Immunology, where she defended her dissertation in Neuroscience about mechanisms of cell death that occur in the brain (2007), which made her get the best qualification cum laude.

 Work & Activities

She worked as an associate Professor in the Faculty of Medicine at the Universitat Autónoma de Barcelona, teaching several subjects and collaborating in seminars on Medical Histology. She started her postdoctoral stage in Paris (France), at the Université Pierre et Marie Curie, in the 7102 Unit of the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) and later at the Hospital Robert Debré in the U676 research team of the Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale (INSERM), where she is working at the moment. Her research lines focus on the study of the various neuroprotection ways after a cerebral isquemy and the behaviour of the different nervous cells after damage. The results of these studies were published in outstanding international scientific magazines (Neuroscientific, Glia, Neuroscience, Journal of Neuroscience Research ...) and in books and was presented in many conferences and lectures all over Europe and the USA.

 Other Interesting Aspects

In addition to her research career, Dr Villapol takes part in many scientific activities related to educative and cultural field.