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Elena Galea

ICREA research professor at the Institut de Neurociències at the Autonomous University of Barcelona (INc).

ICREA research professor at the Institute of Neurosciences at UAB where she works on Alzheimer’s disease and the role played by astrocytes. After obtaining a PhD in Biology at the Autonomous University of Madrid (UAM), she spent thirteen years in the United States in postdoctoral research visits and teaching at the Weill Cornell Medical College at Cornell University, the University of Illinois at Chicago, and Harvard University. She has also made research and teaching visits to European research centres, including the CNRS in France. In her research career she has discovered how astrocytes can have an unexpected impact in neurodegenerative diseases. Her work is aimed at paving the way to treatments that would complement neural therapy for brain diseases.

Update: 2 November 2016


Has participated in

Pathologies of Ageing: Alzheimer's disease

Lecture by Elena Galea