Cristina PUJADES

Cristina Pujades, PhD

After getting my PhD in Biology from the University of Barcelona in 1991, I went for a postdoctoral stay to the Dana Farber Cancer Institute at Harvard Medical School (Boston) where I worked in cell adhesion receptors. In late 1995 I moved to the École Normale Supérieure in Paris to study the embryonic development of the Central Nervous System (CNS). I spent several years in Paris, first as a postdoctoral fellow in the ENS (1995-99), and then with an independent position at the Université Pierre et Marie Curie (1999-2010). In 2002, I joined the Department of Experimental and Health Sciences at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona, where I have my actual laboratory. My group works in Developmental Neurobiology, studying how and when cell fate is established and how the different cell lineages are generated within the brain and the sensory systems. We combine high-resolution imaging with genetics, using the zebrafish embryo as a model organism (@CristinaPujades http://pujadeslab.upf.edu).