Awards and Press


Recipient of a starting investigator grant from the European Research Council to study the neural circuits regulating motivated behaviors and particularly social interactions. Press release here and here.

Recipient of a CIDEGENT grant from the Generalitat Valencia. Press release here.

Recipient of a HALLAS-MØLLER emerging investigator grant from the NOVO-NORDISK foundation (declined).

Recipient of a Ramon y Cajal grant (declined).


Recipient of a NARSAD Young investigator grant from the Brain and Behavior foundation , funded by the Osterhaus Family to investigate the the deficits in social behaviors in a mouse model of schizophrenia


Article recommendation by F1000 prime for “A circuit from hippocampal CA2 to lateral septum disinhibits social aggression, Felix et al, Nature 2018″.

Biomedical picture of the day (London Institute of medical science)

Recipient of a Trainee Professional Development Award at the 2018 meeting of the Society for Neuroscience.

Mount Sinai post-doc seminar series: CA2 control of social behaviors


Article recommendation by F1000 for Input-Timing-Dependent Plasticity in the Hippocampal CA2 Region and Its Potential Role in Social Memory. Felix et al. Neuron 2017.

Press release: “How your brain wiring drives social interactions” (published in Live Science)

Press conference on social behaviors at the 2017 meeting of the Society for Neuroscience in Washington DC.


Recipient of the Columbia University Postdoctoral Research Symposium poster prize.


Ph.D. awarded Suma Cum Laude and congratulations of the jury.