Analía Bortolozzi BiassoniResearcher, Neuroscience & Experimental Ther at Institute of Biomedical Research of Bar
Analia Bortolozzi is a senior scientist at the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) and leads group CB/07/09/0034 of the Center for Biomedical Research in Mental Health Network (CIBERSAM). She received her PhD in Neuropharmacology at the University of Rosario, Argentina (2000) and did her postdoctoral training at the Institute for Biomedical Research in Barcelona, Spain (2000-04). In 2004-09, she received the Ramon y Cajal award and the I3 award for Research Excellence. Broadly terms, her research focuses on brain circuits and synaptic processes involved in the pathophysiology and treatment of depression and Parkinson's disease. She addresses the development of modified oligonucleotides to modulate RNA expression/function in midbrain monoaminergic neurons of mice and monkeys, which has led to the invention of several patents. She has received numerous international grants and awards, including the Brain and Behavior Research Foundation, the Michael J Fox Foundation, and the Pfizer Foundation Award for Basic Research. She is an active collaborator to miCure Therapeutics, which grew out of the Weizmann Institute. Bortolozzi is an associate editor of J Psychiatry and Mental Health, and serves on various boards and review panels, including the Spanish State Research Agency (AEI) and the French National Research Agency (ANR).