Ikerbasque Research Professor

Leioa, Spain


+34 94 601 8136


About me

Dr. Amanda Sierra is currently leader of the Glial Cell Biology Laboratory at the Achucarro Basque Center for Neurosciences, Amanda Sierra has a degree in Biology from the Complutense University of Madrid. Subsequently, she completed her PhD in Neurosciences at the Cajal Institute and later did postdoctoral stays in the USA at the Rockefeller University and Stony Brook University, both in New York, and at Baylor College of Medicine, in Texas, where she specialized in the study of microglia. For more than a decade, his research has been focused on unraveling the fascinating process of phagocytosis of cell debris, an important process necessary to prevent cell debris from degenerating and producing toxic waste, in such a way that this event is key to regeneration of the brain. In addition to the research carried out in the laboratory that she directs, Amanda is very passionate about disclosure, where she loves to vigorously transmit many topics about neurobiology.


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