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PuigLab - Mª Victoria Puig Velasco

M. Victoria Puig, PhD - Group Leader

  • Group leader since 2014 in the Department of Integrated Pharmacology and Systems Neuroscience at IMIM. She has a Ramón y Cajal position.
  • Her last position was as a research scientist at the Picower Institute for Learning and Memory. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Cambridge MA. United States (2005-2014).

Positions and employment

  • 2015-Present: President, Spanish network for the interaction between cognitive and computational neuroscience (SINC2), Official Network of the Spanish Society for Neuroscience.
  • 2014-Present: Group Leader, Ramon y Cajal Investigator, Integrative Pharmacology and Systems Neuroscience Group, Mar Institute for Medical Research, Barcelona, Spain.
  • 2011-2014: Research Scientist, Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA.
  • 2008-2011: Postdoctoral Associate, Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA.
  • 2005-2008: Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA.
  • 2005-2005: Postdoctoral Fellow, National Institute for Physiological Sciences, Okazaki, Japan.
  • 2000-2004: Graduate Student, Department of Neurochemistry, Barcelona Biomedical Research Institute, Spanish Research Council, Barcelona, Spain.
  • 1999-1999: Visiting Student, Department of Endocrinology, Clinic Hospital of Barcelona, Spain.
  • 1995-1999: Undergraduate Student, Biology Department, University of Barcelona, Spain.

Honors

  • 2016: Keynote speaker, Celebration of Women in Neuroscience Luncheon, Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA.
  • 2014: NARSAD Young Investigator Award, Brain & Behavior Research Foundation.
  • 2013: Ramon y Cajal pathway to independence career award, Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness.
  • 2012: Best Poster and Scientific Project Award, Cell Press at Society for Neuroscience Meeting.
  • 2005: Postdoctoral fellowship, Human Frontiers Science Program Organization.
  • 2005: Extraordinary Award for outstanding Thesis, University of Barcelona.
  • 2004: Postdoctoral fellowship, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science.
  • 2003: Travel stipend, Spanish Society for Neuroscience.
  • 2002: Travel stipend, Federation of European Neuroscience Societies.
  • 2000: IDIBAPS individual predoctoral fellowship.

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