Publication of the lab first research article.
Corticotropin-releasing hormone signaling from prefrontal cortex to lateral septum suppresses interaction with familiar mice.
Cell. 2023. doi:10.1016/j.cell.2023.08.010
Invited to present at a symposium on the septum during the 50th European Brain and Behavior Foundation (EBBF) meeting in Amsterdam.
Presentation of a patent entitled “CRHR1 agonists for use in the treatment of social anxiety disorders. Presented to the European patent office”.
Reciepient of the following grants:
2024 – 2026: Proyectos de Generación de Conocimiento (PID2022-141262NA-I00, 250 000 € + 4 year PhD stipend).
2023 – 2025: Ayudas para Incentivar la Consolidación Investigadora (CNS2022-135403, 200 000 €).
Organization of a conference on social behavior in rodents in Alicante, October 7th-8th of 2021. See new tab presenting this event. Call for travel awards to be announced.
New position as principal investigator of the cognition and social behavior laboratory at the Instituto de Neurociencias de Alicante.
Oliva A, Fernández-Ruiz A, Leroy F, Siegelbaum SA. Hippocampal CA2 sharp-wave ripples reactivate and promote social memory. Nature 2020 Nov;587(7833):264-269. PMID: 32968277
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 HALLAS-MØLLER emerging investigator grant from the NOVO-NORDISK foundation (declined).
Recipient of a Ramon y Cajal grant (declined).
December 9th: Invited speaker at the University of Edinburgh
December 18th: Invited speaker at the Cajal Institute, Madrid
December 19-20th: Invited speaker at the Neuroscience institute of Alicante. Awarded for best oral presentation
Attending the Society for neuroscience meeting in Chicago. I will present a poster entitled: VIP neurons support CA2 input-timing dependent plasticity and social memory in hippocampal CA2 region
Attending the Columbia University post-doc symposium. I will present a poster entitled: VIP neurons in hippocampal CA2 support input-timing dependent plasticity and social memory through enkephalin release.
Recipient of the NARSAD Young investigator grant from the Brain and Behavior foundation.
Attending the Spring hippocampal meeting in Taormina. I will give a talk entitled: Divergent hippocampal CA2 circuits to control social memory or social aggression.