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José A. Morales García

Investigador científico en enfermedades neurodegenerativas y Profesor de la Facultad de Medicina, Universidad Complutense de Madrid

Jose A. Morales-García is a neurobiologist on the Department of Cellular Biology in the School of Medicine at the Complutense University. He is also a member of the Center for Networked Biomedical Research on Neurodegenerative Diseases (CIBERNED). He was awarded his PhD (summa cum laude with a Special Doctorate Mention) in 2011 for a thesis entitled 'Identification and analysis of new cellular targets implicated in neurogenesis and neurodegeneration` performed at the Autonoma University of Madrid. During his scientific training in the University of Würzburg and Tübingen (Germany) and in the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (Spain), his work was focused in the study in vitro and in vivo of the mechanism underlying neurodegenerative disease, mainly Alzheimer's and Parkinsonism in order to develop new neuroprotective, antiinflammatory and neurogenic compounds for the treatment of these disorders.
Also participates at the Autonoma University of Madrid as a teacher in the Master of Pharmacological Research and in the Postgraduate Certificate “Expert in Public Communication and Dissemination of Science”.
He has vast experience in scientific communication as a speaker and organizing divulgation activities to bring science to the general public.


  • –present
    Master in Neuropharmacology professor., School of Medicine. Universidad Autónoma de Madrid.
  • –present
    Research scientist, Spanish Networked Center for Biomedical Research in Neurodegenerative Diseases (CIBERNED)
  • –present
    Associate professor, School of Medicine. Universidad Complutense de Madrid.


  • 2011 
    Universidad Autónoma de Madrid., Ph.D. in Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biomedicine
  • 2009 
    Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen, Marie Curie Fellowship
  • 2006 
    Universidad Autónoma de Madrid., Master in Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biomedicine
  • 2001 
    Universidad Autónoma de Madrid., B.Sc.Biomedicine

Professional Memberships

  • Profesor e Investigador (UCM-CIBERNED)

Research Areas

  • Neurosciences (1109)
  • Animal Neurobiology (060805)
  • Cellular Nervous System (110902)
  • Central Nervous System (110903)
  • Molecular Targets (111207)


Special Doctorate Mention; Award for the best scientific image (Ibidi 2012); Award for dissemination-scientific image modality (Complutense Universisty 2020)