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Visiting postdoc: Juan A. Sánchez Alcañiz

I obtained my PhD at the Institute of Neuroscience (UMH/CSIC, Spain) working under the supervision of Prof. Óscar Marín where I studied the development of the mammalian cerebral cortex. This research contributed to the discovery of several critical guidance molecules involved in the migration of a subset of cortical neurons (GABAergic interneurons) through the cerebral cortex. After a short postdoctoral period in the same laboratory, I decided to join the laboratory of Prof. Richard Benton at the University of Lausanne (Switzerland) to study the neural and genetic basis of behavior. During this period I studied the peripheral gustatory system of Drosophila melanogaster, focusing on the perception of non-nutrient cues like texture detection and carbonation sensing and describing receptors necessary for this two processes.

2018

Visiting postdoc Department of Ecology and Evolution, University of Lausanne, Switzerland

Advisor: Prof. Roman Arguello

2012-2018

Postdoc Center for Integrative Genomics, University of Lausanne, Switzerland

Advisor: Prof. Richard Benton

2011-2012

Postdoc Institute of Neuroscience, UMH-CSIC, Spain

Advisor: Prof. Óscar Marín

2006-2010

PhD. Laboratory Prof. Óscar Marín, Institute of Neuroscience, UMH-CSIC, Spain

Advisor: Prof. Óscar Marín

2000-2005

BS and MS in Biochemistry

University Miguel Hernández, Spain