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Fernando García Moreno

Principal Investigator

Ikerbasque Research Associate

Fernando García Moreno



Tel.:(+34) 94 601 8139

Science Park of the UPV/EHU
Sede Building, 3rd floor, Barrio Sarriena, s/n
E-48940 Leioa Spain

About me

Dr Fernando García-Moreno studied biological sciences and neurobiology at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid (Spain). He earned his PhD at Cajal Institute and Universidad Autónoma de Madrid in Spain, working on the development of the neocortex with Prof. Juan de Carlos. In 2009, he joined the group of Prof. Zoltán Molnár at the University of Oxford, as a postdoc first and as junior group leader later. He investigated the evolutionary origin of the neocortex.

Since 2016, he is an Ikerbasque Research Associate, and settled his group in ACHUCARRO.

His lab now focuses on the evolution of vertebrate brain development.

You can also find us in Twitter: @PhyloBrain


  1. Generation of adult hippocampal neural stem cells occurs in the early postnatal dentate gyrus and depends on cyclin D2

    Pastor-Alonso, Oier; Syeda Zahra, Anum; Kaske, Bente; García-Moreno, Fernando; Tetzlaff, Felix; Bockelmann, Enno; Grunwald, Vanessa; Martín-Suárez, Soraya; Riecken, Kristoffer; Witte, Otto Wilhelm; Encinas, Juan Manuel; Urbach, Anja
    The EMBO Journal (Feb, 2024) DOI: 10.1038/s44318-023-00011-2
  2. The Phylotypic Brain of Vertebrates, from Neural Tube Closure to Brain Diversification

    Senovilla-Ganzo, Rodrigo; García-Moreno, Fernando
    Brain Behavior and Evolution (Feb, 2024) DOI: 10.1159/000537748
  3. Non-uniform temporal scaling of developmental processes in the mammalian cortex

    Paolino, Annalisa; Haines, Elizabeth H.; Bailey, Evan J.; Black, Dylan A.; Moey, Ching; García-Moreno, Fernando; Richards, Linda J.; Suárez, Rodrigo; Fenlon, Laura R.
    Nature Communications (Sep, 2023) DOI: 10.1038/s41467-023-41652-5
  4. Functional evolutionary convergence of long noncoding RNAs involved in embryonic development

    Olazagoitia-Garmendia, Ane; Senovilla-Ganzo, Rodrigo; García-Moreno, Fernando; Castellanos-Rubio, Ainara
    Communications Biology (Sep, 2023) DOI: 10.1038/s42003-023-05278-z
  5. Time in Neurogenesis: Conservation of the Developmental Formation of the Cerebellar Circuitry

    Rueda-Alanã, E.; Garciá-Moreno, F.
    Brain, Behavior and Evolution (Jun, 2022) DOI: 10.1159/000519068
  6. In search of common developmental and evolutionary origin of the claustrum and subplate

    Bruguier, Hannah; Suarez, Rodrigo; Manger, Paul; Hoerder‐Suabedissen, Anna; Shelton, Andrew M.; Oliver, David K.; Packer, Adam M.; Ferran, José L.; García‐Moreno, Fernando; Puelles, Luis; Molnár, Zoltán
    Journal of Comparative Neurology (Dec, 2020) DOI: 10.1002/cne.24922
  7. Variations of telencephalic development that paved the way for neocortical evolution

    García-Moreno, Fernando; Molnár, Zoltán
    Progress in Neurobiology (Nov, 2020) DOI: 10.1016/j.pneurobio.2020.101865
  8. Dbx1-derived pyramidal neurons are generated locally in the developing murine neocortex

    Rueda-Alaña, Eneritz; Martínez-Garay, Isabel; Encinas, Juan Manuel; Molnar, Zoltan; García-Moreno, Fernando
    Frontiers in Neuroscience (Oct, 2018) DOI: 10.3389/fnins.2018.00792
  9. Absence of Tangentially Migrating Glutamatergic Neurons in the Developing Avian Brain

    García-Moreno, Fernando; Anderton, Edward; Jankowska, Marta; Begbie, Jo; Encinas, Juan Manuel; Irimia, Manuel; Molnár, Zoltán
    Cell Reports (Jan, 2018) DOI: 10.1016/j.celrep.2017.12.032
  10. Coupled Proliferation and Apoptosis Maintain the Rapid Turnover of Microglia in the Adult Brain

    Askew, K.; Li, K.; Olmos-Alonso, A.; Garcia-Moreno, F.; Liang, Y.; Richardson, P.; Tipton, T.; Chapman, M.A.; Riecken, K.; Beccari, S.; Sierra, A.; Molnár, Z.; Cragg, M.S.; Garaschuk, O.; Perry, V.H.; Gomez-Nicola, D.
    Cell Reports (Jan, 2017) DOI: 10.1016/j.celrep.2016.12.041