Dr Coral Sanfeliu

Dr Coral Sanfeliu
Working group 3
Institute of Biomedical Research of Barcelona (IIBB)
  • Spain

Coral Sanfeliu is a researcher of the IIBB-CSIC, IDIBAPS in Barcelona. Since 2003 she leads the Aging and Neurodegeneration group dealing with experimental studies of cerebral aging and frailty brain condition leading to cognitive loss. The research group uses mouse models of senescence and Alzheimer’s disease. The objectives of the research are finding new neuroprotective pathways potentially modulated by lifestyles based therapies. Present interests are the neuroprotective mechanisms induced by diet and physical exercise. The group is also involved in the study of human peripheral biomarkers of resilience.

Sanfeliu obtained her PhD degree at the Autonomous University of Barcelona. She earned her researcher position in 1986 and during her first period at the CSIC she was involved in the study of neurotoxicity mechanisms of environmental contaminants. She is member of professional associations including ISTAART, SENC, FENS, SCB and NTS. She maintains stable collaboration with several national and international researchers with special mention of Dr Mercè Pallàs of the University of Barcelona (pallas@ub.edu; http://www.ub.edu/web/ub/ca/).