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Raül Andero Galí

Raül Andero Galí

Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

Social & Behavioural Sciences

Raul Andero obtained his Ph.D. in Neuroscience (Extraordinary Doctoral Prize) from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) in 2010 studying behavioural animal models of stress and memory. Then he started as Postdoctoral Fellow and later promoted to Research Associate at the laboratory of Dr Ressler - Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Emory University, USA -. Professor Andero joined McLean Hospital, Harvard Medical School as Faculty - Instructor in Psychiatry - in 2015. He combined studies with psychiatric patients and animal models of fear memory. He established his laboratory in 2016 at the UAB-Institute of Neuroscience as Ramón y Cajal Fellow. Since 2021 as ICREA Research Professor he continues the work of his laboratory aiming to translate behavioural and molecular basic findings into the clinic. 

Research interests

Professor Andero’s group is focused on behavioural and neural mechanisms of stress and memory in the brain. Specifically, the laboratory studies how stress changes molecular processes underlying fear memories in the brain of both animal models and humans. Additionally, they aim to further understand sex differences in these fear memory circuits which will help to find more effective treatments for patients suffering anxiety and fear-based disorders such as Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), panic disorder or specific phobias.

Selected publications

– Florido A, Velasco ER, Soto-Faguás CM, Gomez-Gomez A, Perez-Caballero L, Molina P, Nadal R, Pozo OJ, Saura CA, Andero R.Sex differences in fear memory consolidation via Tac2 signaling in mice. Nature Communications. 2021 12(1):2496.

– Conde-Dusman MJ, Dey PN, Elía-Zudaire Ó, Rabaneda LG, García-Lira C, Grand T, Briz V, Velasco ER, Andero R, Niñerola S, Barco A, Paoletti P, Wesseling JF, Gardoni F, Tavalin SJ, Perez-Otaño I 2021. ‘Control of protein synthesis and memory by GluN3A-NMDA receptors through inhibition of GIT1/mTORC1 assembly‘, Elife. 10:e71575.

– Marvar PJ, Andero R, Hurlemann R, Lago TR, Zelikowsky M, Dabrowska J. ‘Limbic Neuropeptidergic Modulators of Emotion and Their Therapeutic Potential for Anxiety and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder’,The Journal of Neuroscience. 2021 Feb 3;41(5):901-910.

Selected research activities

– Grants from the Fundación Koplowitz and Proyectos I+D+i 2020 MICINN.

– Editorial board member of the journal Neurobiology of Stress.

– Federation of European Neuroscience Societies, Programme Officer for the Regional FENS Forum 2021 (virtual).

– Lecture at the Society for Neuroscience conference (virtual).

– Chair. Symposium at the Congress of the World Association for Stress-Related and Anxiety Disorders. Vienna, Austria.

ICREA Memoir 2021