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.