Hi a psychobiologist with special interest in genetics, psychopharmacology of behavior, and recently, in the role of the intestinal microbiota and the gut-brain axis in mental health. After the defense of my thesis in 2005 I continued working in the Department of Psychobiology with a position as assistant professor at the Complutense University of Madrid. In 2007 I held a position as a professor at the same university and began to lead the research group “Psychopharmacology, Genetics and Prevention of Addiction”. In 2012 I held the position of professor of psychology and since May 2018 I am a Full Professor at the university. I have extensive experience in preclinical research in the field of neuroscience, genetics and psychopharmacology of behavior with special emphasis on translational research. Among the stays in foreign centers include those carried out with Walter Fratta’s team (Department of Neuroscience “Bernard B. Brodie”, University of Caglari, Italy), Kari Buck’s team (Department of Neuroscience, OHSU, Portland, Oregon, USA). ), and the team of Pierre-Marie Lledo (Laboratory of Perception and Memory, Pasteur Institute, Paris, France) that have given rise to several publications in relevant impact factor journals. At the end of 2015 I founded and directed the Technological Base Company UCM, Mideloy, with the participation of the Complutense University of Madrid.


Prof. Jose Antonio Castilla (Spain)

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