Laura Cervera has defended her doctoral thesis today
The thesis, entitled “Assessing the role of copy number variations, mitochondrial DNA and microRNAs in neurodegenerative disorders” has been directed by Dr. Jordi Clarimón and tutored by Dr. Alberto Lleó. In her work, Laura Cervera describes some markers of genetic origin that could be useful in neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson’s disease, dementia with Lewy bodies and syndromes related to frontotemporal lobar degeneration, such as frontotemporal dementia, cortico-basal syndrome or progressive supranuclear palsy. Some of these markers could have a potential clinical application in the future to better diagnose and characterize patients with these diseases. Part of the results presented in his doctoral thesis have been published in high-impact scientific journals. The researcher has obtained the highest rating for her excellent work.
After closing this stage, next January Dr. Cervera will start a post-doctoral fellowship at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York, where she already completed a pre-doctoral stay a few months ago.