Name: Pilar Martinez PhD
Affiliation: Maastricht University
Pilar Martinez-Martinez, Ph.D., PI, is trained in molecular biology, biochemistry and neuro-immunology. She is Professor of Neuro-inflammation in Neuropsychiatric Disorders at the department of Psychiatry and Psychology Division Neuroscience at the School for Mental Health and Neuroscience at Maastricht University. She is the PI of several international grants examining neuro-inflammation with special focus in autoimmune diseases of the peripheral and central nervous system and also neurodegenerative diseases and its relationship with the sphingolipid metabolism. Additionally she has long lasting expertise in translational neurosciences, and her research focus on understanding the molecular pathogenic mechanisms and the development of new therapeutic approaches in animal models.