Marie Curie Research Fellow
Aida Platero Luengo obtained her Doctorate Degree at University of Seville (Spain) in 2014, under the supervision of José López Barneo and Ricardo Pardal. During her PhD, she studied the neurogenic niche of the carotid body, a chemoreceptor organ from the peripheral nervous system. In 2015, Aida was awarded with the national prize "Young Investigator Award by Biogen Idec Foundation" for her work on the carotid body. For the postdoctoral period, she moved to San Diego (California) to join the laboratory of Juan Carlos Izpisua Belmonte at Salk Institute, where she focused on cell reprogramming and regeneration. Recently, she joined to the laboratory of Benedikt Berninger at Centre for Developmental Neurobiology in King's College with the purpose to combine her passions, neurobiology, stem cells and cell reprogramming. Aida also obtained a Bachelor Degree in Classical Ballet by The Seville Conservatory in 2000.