I received my PhD in 2018 from the Grenoble Institute of Neuroscience in France. My doctoral work focused on understanding the cleavage of BDNF, a neurotrophine with a dichotomous role in neuron survival, growth and differentiation. We identified a phosphorylated form of BDNF capable of modulating BDNF processing, and thus, its functions in synaptic plasticity and memory.
Before that, I completed my Master’s as part of an exchange with Western Washington University, WA, USA and Claude Bernard University, Lyon, France.
I got passionate about neuroscience while learning about Huntington’s Disease and I’m interested in better understanding physiological mechanisms and changes underlying mood and psychiatric disorders.
Future Postdoctoral Fellows: We are always looking for motivated and creative people. Please email email@example.com with your CV, a brief description of your research experience and interests, and contact information for references.
If you are interested in working in the Peña Lab, please email with your interests, what you hope to gain from participating in research in the lab, and any relevant coursework you have taken. Preference will be given to Neuro majors who can work at least 4 hours/week during the school year.