Patricia Molina Molina – PhD Student

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2011-2015     BSc in Biomedical Sciences. Autonomous University of Barcelona (Spain). Practicum at Laboratory of Psychobiology, Autonomous University of Barcelona (Spain). Mentor: Margarita Martí, PhD. Scholarship: Department Collaboration Scholarship.

2016     Lab Internship at Institute of Psychopharmacology, Central Institute of Mental Health (Germany). Mentor: Georg Koëhr, PhD.

2016-2017     MSc in Neuroscience. MSc Extraordinary Prize. University College London. Practicum performed at Laboratory of Cellular and Molecular Biology, University College London (United Kingdom). Mentor: Prof. Patricia Salinas, PhD. Grant: La Caixa Scholarship.

Since 2017     PhD Student. Institute of Neuroscience, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (Spain). Mentors: Raül Andero, PhD & Antonio Armario, PhD. Scholarship: Formación de Profesorado Universitario (MINECO, Spain).

I am interested in studying the impact of stressful experiences in early life on long-term behaviour and physiology of the adult animal, by particularly focusing on a brain area highly involved in the stress response: the prefrontal cortex. I am also interested in elucidating the cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying gender and individual differences in the consequences of early life stress, which will aid to identify factors that predispose to increased susceptibility to develop stress-related neuropsychiatric disorders.

Email: Patricia.Molina@uab.cat