Carmen Cavada, MD,PhD

Carmen Cavada, MD, PhD


Regular Professor - Human Anatomy and Neuroscience Universidad Autónoma de Madrid

Madrid, Madrid Spain


Main Research Experience and Interest
Studies of neural connections and chemical architecture in the mammalian brain, focussing mostly in association cortical areas and the thalamus of non-human primates. At present she leads the group “Primate Central Nervous System: architecture and disease models”. A main goal of the present research is the elucidation of the catecholaminergic innervation of the primate thalamus, with a focus in dopamine. In parallel, she is engaged in projects aiming at generating and evaluating primate models of Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases.
Neuroscience Sub-Discipline
Disorders of the Nervous System
Motor Systems Neuroscience
Neural / Synaptic Structure and Function
Neuropharmacology and Neurochemistry
Histochemistry and Tracing
Imaging (microscopy)
Species: Vertebrate

Committee Participation

CommitteeTitleMember Status
Nemko Prize Selection CommitteeMemberCurrent