New research group joining our centre
Olatz Pampliega, a Ramon y Cajal Fellow has joined ACHUCARRO to open a research group on glial and neuronal autophagy
Achucarro Basque Center for Neuroscience keeps growing and consolidating its research structure. As from September this year, Olatz Pampliega, a new senior researcher has joined the centre to establish a new research group on glial and neuronal autophagy.
Olatz did her graduate studies in the UPV/EHU, where she also received her PhD degree in neuroscience. Then moved to New York (USA) where she got interested in how autophagy can be modulated by signaling pathways that are located in the primary cilium. After a 5 year period, she moved to the University of Bordeaux (Aquitaine, France) to explore the role of cilia mediated autophagy in neurodegenerative diseases.
Currently, her laboratory is interested in understanding how glial and neuronal autophagy can be modulated by ciliary signaling pathways, specially in neuropathological conditions, with the aim to restore autophagy function in neurodegenerative diseases.