Carmen Castro (University of Cadiz)

Carmen Castro, UCA (Spain). Professor of Physiology. She obtained her Ph.D in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid and the Ramón y Cajal Hospital (Madrid, Spain). She is a neuroscientist and leads a research group interested in finding pharmaceutical compounds that promote the regeneration of brain injuries and the generation of new neurons in the aging brain. To achieve her goals, she works in multidisciplinary projects involving not only neuroscientists but also mathematicians, physiologist, anatomist, and organic chemists. In the past, she worked as a postdoctoral research associate in the Department of Hepatology and Gene Therapy at the University of Navarra (Spain) and in the Departments of Human Nutrition and Integrated Physiology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (USA), where she studied the role of homocysteine metabolisms in liver health, a work that she continued when she enrolled UCA as a Ramón y Cajal researcher and that was the starting point of her career as an independent researcher.