Jimena Baleriola, PhD
Jimena got her degree in Biochemistry from the Complutense University (UCM, Madrid, Spain) in 2003 and received her PhD from the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of UCM in 2008 after performing her graduate work in the 3D Lab under the supervision of Dr. Enrique de la Rosa (Center for Biological Research Margarita Salas-CSIC, Madrid, Spain). In 2010 Jimena joined the goup of Dr. Ulrich Hengst at the Taub Institute for Research on Alzheimer´s Disease and the Aging Brain (Columbia University, New York, USA) for her postdoctoral training. Jimena started her own research laboratory at Achucarro Basque Center for Neuroscience (Leioa, Spain). She is a tenured researcher since 2021.
Maite Blanco, MSc
Maite graduated in Biology at the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU, Leioa, Spain) in 2016 and did her MSc in the Laboratory of Local Translation in Neurons and Gia from 2016 to 2017. She also holds a Master´s Degree in Education. Maite returned to the lab for her PhD in 2018 thanks to a Predoctoral Fellowship from UPV/EHU. Her research focuses on local protein synthesis in neurons and microglia in basal and stimulated conditions.
María Gamarra, MSc
María holds a degree in Biochemistry from Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha (UCLM, Toledo, Spain) since 2015. She earned her MSc after conducting research in 2016-2017 on the new roles for chaperone-mediated autophagy under the supervision of Dr. José Antonio Rodríguez Navarro (Hospital Universitario Ramón y Cajal, Madrid, Spain). María joined the lab in 2018 as a research assistant and she is currently doing her PhD thanks to a Predoctoral Fellowship from the Basque Government. She studies how glial cells control local translation in neurons in basal and amyloid-induced pathological conditions.
Aida de la Cruz, MSc
Aida got a double degree in Biochemistry and Chemistry from the University of Navarre (Pamplona, Spain) in 2019. Her interest in neuroscience encouraged her to conduct an international stay as a visiting student in the National Center for Microscopy and Imaging Research (University of California, San Diego. CA,USA) where she got familiarized with the cellular mechanisms of LRRK2 protein in Parkinson’s Disease. In the course 2019-2020, Aida enrolled in the Master´s Program in Biomedical Research in Neuroscience and Cognition from the University of Navarre. After she earned her MSc, Aida joined the lab as a research assistant and she is currently doing her PhD thanks to a Predoctoral Fellowship from the Basque Government. Her research focuses on local protein synthesis in the axonal terminal in Alzheimer´s disease models.
Josune Imaz, MSc
Josune earned her BSc in Genetics from the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB, Barcelona, Spain) in 2019. She joined the Laboratory of Local Translation in Neurons and Glia for her Master Thesis and she is currently a research assistant in the lab. Josune is interested in studying the role of local translation in neurons and microglia in Alzheimer´s disease.