Pilar López Larrubia (1968) is Tenured Scientist in the High Council of Scientific Research (CSIC) in Madrid (Spain). Her research career started with a chemical degree in 1993 going, thereafter, to the development and characterization of new contrast agents with biomedical magnetic resonance applications.
In 1999 she got her PhD degree in Organic Chemistry and then she guided her research work to the use of magnetic resonance imaging and spectroscopy in the study of the main pathologies in the Central Nervous System, also in vivo, ex vivo and in vitro models.
In 2002 she started to work as responsible of High Field Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Spectroscopy Facility (SIERMAC) in the Institute of Biomedical Research from Madrid “Alberto Sols” (IIBM), being the person in charge to supervise the spectrometers installation and putting into operation. She got a permanent position as the SIERMAC’s manager from 2004 to 2008, when she became Tenured Scientist.
She has got a high experience in the development and application of MRI and MRS methodologies, attending a large number of courses in the NMR area also in Europe and USA. Pilar has supervised and collaborated in numerous research projects in the field of Biomedical MR with results published in international scientific journals, and presented in the most prestigious meetings in the field: ISMRM (organized by the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine) and ESMRMB (organized by the European Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine and Biology.
Currently, her research is focused in the multivariate and multiparametric analysis of human pathologies developed in animal models (low and high grade brain tumors, brain trauma, mental disorders...) by using MR approaches validated with gold standard techniques.