Dr María Banqueri

I have completed my undergraduate studies at the University of Granada (Spain), where I obtained BSc in Psychology, followed by MSc in cognitive neuroscience and behavior. I was awarded with the FPI grant from the MINECO (Economy and Competitiveness Ministry of Spain Government): BES-2014-070562 to conduct my PhD studies (cum laude) in Oviedo University, plus a postdoctoral training year exploring the psychobiological effects of two early stress models using maternal separation. During the PhD period I had the honor to carry out an internship at the Roslin Institute (Edinburgh University): EEBB-I-17-12051.

Research Interest:
My current collaborative postdoctoral project at the Laboratory of Molecular Neurobiology focuses  on microglial control of synaptic function in stress response and vulnerability to depression.

Professional Memberships:
Sociedad española de Psicobiología (SEPSICOBIO) since 2018.
Member of British Society for Neuroendocrinology (BSN) since 2017.
Member of  Instituto de Neurociencias del Principado de Asturias (INEUROPA) since 2014.

Banqueri M, Méndez M, Gómez-Lázaro E, Arias JL. (2019) Early life stress by repeated maternal separation induces long-term neuroinflammatory response in glial cells of male rats. Stress doi: 10.1080/10253890.2019.1604666
Banqueri, M., Méndez, M., Arias, J.L. (2018) Why are maternally separated females inflexible? Brain activity pattern of COx and c-Fos. Neurobiology of Learning and Memory. 155. doi: 10.1016/j.nlm.2018.06.007
Banqueri, M., Méndez, M., Arias, J.L. (2017) Spatial memory-related brain activity in normally reared and different maternal separation models in rats. Physiology & Behavior Journal. 181. doi: 10.1016/j.physbeh.2017.09.007
Banqueri, M., Méndez, M., Arias, J.L. (2017) Impact of stress in childhood: Psychobiological alterations. Psicothema. 29(1). doi: 10.7334/psicothema2016.264.
Banqueri, M., Méndez, M., Arias, J.L. (2017) Behavioral effects in adolescence and early adulthood in two length models of Maternal Separation in male rats. Behavioural Brain Research (2017) 324. doi: 10.1016/j.bbr.2017.02.006

2019: Member of the organizing committee of the III International Psychobiology Congress. Granada (Spain)
2015: Member of the organizing committee of the I International Psychobiology Congress. Oviedo (Spain)
2015-2019: PhD students representative of Neuroscience Institute of Principality of Asturias (INEUROPA)