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Nora Bengoa-Vergniory

Ikerbasque Research Fellow

Group Leader


Science Park UPV/EHU, Sede building

B. Sarriena, s/n

E-48940 Leioa

About me

ORCID  0000-0002-3700-0464   ResearchGate   GoogleScholar

I am currently an Ikerbasque Fellow, leading the Aggregation and Glial activation laboratory.

In 2018 I became an Oxford-BMS/Celgene Research Fellow studying alpha-synuclein aggregation and glial activation in Parkinson's. I joined the Wade-Martins laboratory in 2015 and have since worked on the role of alpha-synuclein aggregation in Parkinson's disease. After graduating I started and Masters in Molecular Biology and Biomedicine, in which I studied the differentiation of human embryonic carcinoma stem cells. This led me to develop an interest in the use of stem cells as models for human neuronal differentiation. In 2014 I completed a PhD at the University of the Basque Country which focused on the study of the role of Wnt signaling during early neuronal differentiation in human stem cell models.