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Jan Tønnesen

Group Leader

Ramón y Cajal Fellow

Jan Tønnesen



Tel.:(+34) 94 601 83 00

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

About me

Since 2016 – Group leader (Ramon y Cajal Fellow), Neuronal Excitability Lab, Achucarro Basque Center for Neuroscience and University of the Basque Country, Leioa, Spain

2015-2016 Researcher with French National Institute of Health and Medical Research (INSERM) at Interdisciplinary Institute for Neuroscience / University of Bordeaux, France

2010-2015 – Postdoc at Interdisciplinary Institute for Neuroscience / University of Bordeaux, France

2010 – PhD, Wallenberg Neuroscience Center, Lund University, Sweden

2004 – Master in Biology, University of Copenhagen, Denmark


  1. Local diffusion in the extracellular space of the brain

    Tønnesen, Jan; Hrabĕtová, Sabina; Soria, Federico N.
    Neurobiology of Disease (Feb, 2023) DOI: 10.1016/j.nbd.2022.105981
  2. Transfer of the full SCN1A coding sequence to the brain of adolescent mice model of Dravet syndrome improves epileptic, motor and behavioral manifestations

    Mora-Jimenez, Lucia; Valencia, Miguel; [...] Ricobaraza, Ana; Hernandez-Alcoceba, Ruben
    Molecular Therapy - Nucleic Acids (Sep, 2021) DOI: 10.1016/j.omtn.2021.08.003
  3. Super-resolution STED microscopy in live brain tissue

    Calovi, S.; Soria, F.N.; Tønnesen, J.
    Neurobiology of Disease (Aug, 2021) DOI: 10.1016/j.nbd.2021.105420
  4. P2X7 Receptor-Dependent Layer-Specific Changes in Neuron-Microglia Reactivity in the Prefrontal Cortex of a Phencyclidine Induced Mouse Model of Schizophrenia

    Calovi, Stefano; Mut-Arbona, Paula; Tod, Pál; Iring, András; Nicke, Annette; Mato, Susana; Vizi, E. Sylvester; Tønnesen, Jan; Sperlagh, Beata
    Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience (Nov, 2020) DOI: 10.3389/fnmol.2020.566251