Positions during that period: Postdoctoral EMBO fellow (1997/99). Associate Researcher CR3 (funded by CNRS, 1999/2000). Postdoctoral fellow from FRM (“Foundation pour la Recherche Medicale”, 2001/01). Assistant Professor (ATER) of Molecular and Cellular Genetics (2001/02). Associate Researcher (funded by Human Frontier Science Program, 2002/03).
-Target genes, cofactors and mode of action of Engrailed homeoproteins during vertebrate CNS development.
-Engrailed-1 homeoprotein: dendritic localization and role in local translation.
• October 2003 to December 2005: “Ramón y Cajal” Investigator, associated to Rafael Fernández-Chacón’s lab. Dpto. Fisiología Médica y Biofísica. Universidad de Sevilla (Spain).
Subject: synaptic proteins involved in neurodegeneration.
• January 2006 to date: Synaptic local translation laboratory Group leader. Dpto. Fisiología Médica y Biofísica. University of Seville.
Positions during that period: “Ramón y Cajal” Investigator until February 2008. From March 2008 to date, Associate Professor of Physiology.
Subject: mRNA transport and local translation in synaptic pathologies.