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Patricia Sampedro Piquero

Profesora e investigadora en la Facultad de Psicología de la Universidad de Oviedo. Especialidad: Neurociencia., Universidad de Oviedo

Ms. Patricia Sampedro holds a degree and a doctorate in Psychology and currently works as a PhD Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Psychology at the University of Oviedo. During her last year of her degree, she obtained a collaboration scholarship (MEC, 2010) and she completed her Bachelor's Thesis in the field of Psychobiology, being awarded the Extraordinary Prize for the Bachelor's Degree (2010). As a result of the grades obtained throughout the Bachelor's degree, she was also recognized as the winner of the Graduation Prize. In 2011, she studied the Master Degree of Research in Neurosciences (2010-2011) and after this, she obtained a scholarship for the Training of University Professors (FPU) in order to carry out her doctoral thesis in the Laboratory of Psychobiology of the University of Oviedo during the period 2011-2015. During this time, she travelled as a visiting researcher in different national laboratories (Laboratory of Psychobiology, University of Málaga) and international research institutions (European Brain Research Center (Rome, Italy); Center for Regenerative Therapies (Dresden, Germany)). In addition, she has been responsible for the development of two projects linked to the company Prometeo Innovations S.L. On 30th April 2015 she defended her PhD thesis obtaining the qualification of outstanding "cum laude" and the Extraordinary Doctorate Award. From this date onwards, she has carried out teaching activities at the International University of La Rioja (2015-2016), the Autonomous University of Madrid (2016-2017) and has been awarded three competitive postdoctoral contracts at the University of Málaga: Juan de la Cierva-Training (2018-2019), Doctor Incorporation (2019-2020) and Juan de la Cierva-PhD Incorporation (2020). Throughout these years, she has developed a productive line of research focused on the study of the neurobiology underlying the beneficial effects of environmental enrichment and aerobic exercise in fields such as aging and substance abuse. In turn, this has resulted in 32 JCR-indexed publications, 4 book chapters, as well as attendance to more than 30 national and international congresses. Finally, she has participated and coordinated several scientific dissemination activities such as the Science Week, the International Day of Women and Girls in Science or the Night of the Researchers.


  • –present
    Investigadora en el campo de la Neurociencia (Psicobiología), Universidad de Oviedo


  • 2011 
    Universidad de Oviedo, Licenciatura en Psicología