Florencia Iulita

Florencia Iulita - Sant Pau Memory Unit - Barcelona Florencia Iulita obtained her PhD in Pharmacology at McGill University, Canada, investigating cognitive and neuropathological aspects of Alzheimer’s disease and Down syndrome (2009-2014). She then pursued postdoctoral training in cerebrovascular physiology at Université de Montréal, studying the impact of hypertension and arterial stiffness on cerebral blood flow and inflammation (2015-2018).
In May 2019 she joined the Memory Unit at Sant Pau where she is working on the isolation of cell-specific extracellular vesicles for biomarker discovery in neurodegenerative dementias. She is also involved with the Women’s Brain Project, a scientific workgroup based in Switzerland focusing on studies of sex and gender differences in brain and mental health.
Dr. Florencia Iulita has published numerous scientific articles, reviews and editorials in leading neurology journals and has maintained several international collaborations with researchers in USA, Italy, Sweden and the UK. Her work has received multiple recognitions, including the Annette Karmiloff-Smith Award for Outstanding PhD Thesis awarded by the Trisomy 21 Research Society, a Prize of Excellence in Research from the Quebec Network for Research on Aging as well as research funding from the Fonds de recherche du Québec Santé and the Jerome Lejeune Foundation.