Belen Ramos Josemaria

Jefe de Grupo

Research line:

Molecular Psychiatry (Coordinator)

Belén Ramos graduated in Veterinary Medicine in 1998 from the University of Extremadura. She obtained a diploma in Advanced Studies in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and Genetics in 2001 and her PhD in Physiology in 2002 from the University of Extremadura.

Between 2000 and 2003 he stayed at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis and at the Autonomous University of Barcelona where she investigated mechanisms of programmed cell death, a process related to development.

Between 2003 and 2007 she did a postdoctoral fellowship at Harvard Medical School in Boston as a Postdoctoral Fellow Fulbright where he studied transcriptional mechanisms involved in neurodevelopment.

Between 2007 and 2016 as Postdoctoral Fellow Marie Curie and Doctor contract at the Fundació Sant Joan de Deu / CIBERSAM, she began to investigate altered neuronal and glial mechanisms in brains with serious mental disorders associated with development processes and volumetric changes in the brain. She coordinated the molecular psychiatry laboratory since 2007 and is a researcher Miguel Servet of the Sant Joan de Déu Health Park since 2017.

Since 2016 she is an associate professor at the Autonomous University of Barcelona.

Currently, she coordinates the line of research in Molecular Psychiatry where she studies altered molecular mechanisms in the brain (neurons and astrocytes) and in blood in schizophrenia that can lead to alterations in the development or functioning of synaptic transmission, with special interest in transcription factors. The final objective is to find biomarkers (molecular, genetic and subcellular) in initial stages that are associated with cognitive functioning, severity of symptoms and changes in the brain that help to predict the evolution of the disease.

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Projects

Project name:
Contrato predoctoral de formación en investigación en salud_Beneficiario: Elia Vila Andreu
Leader
Belen Ramos JoseMaria
Funding entities:
Instituto de Salud Carlos III (ISCIII)
Code
FI19/00080
Starting - finishing date:
2020 - 2023
Project name:
Reguladores de la expresión génica como predictores de diagnóstico y biomarcadores de déficits cognitivos y cambios en el grosor cortical en psicosis de inicio reciente
Leader
Belen Ramos JoseMaria
Funding entities:
Instituto de Salud Carlos III (ISCIII)
Code
PI18/00213
Starting - finishing date:
2019 - 2021
Project name:
Molecular alterations linked to symptoms and cognitive functioning in chronic schizophrenia and brief psychosis: Biomarkers for predicting cognitive decline and symptom progression.
Leader
Belen Ramos JoseMaria
Funding entities:
Instituto de Salud Carlos III (ISCIII)
Code
CP16/00153
Starting - finishing date:
2017 - 2021
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