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Faculty Detail    
Name EMMA PEREZ-COSTAS
PhD
 
Campus Address ACC 516 Zip 1711
Phone  205-638-9781
E-mail  epcostas@uab.edu
Other websites http://www.researchgate.net/profile/Emma_PEREZ-COSTAS/
http://goo.gl/V8rBR
http://community.frontiersin.org/people/EMMAPEREZ-COSTAS/22138
http://www.uab.edu/medicine/neurobiology/faculty/78-ecostas
     

Education
Undergraduate  University of Santiago de Compostela— Spain    1996  BS — Biology 
Graduate  University of Santiago de Compostela — Spain    1998  MSc — Cell Biology 
Graduate  University of Santiago de Compostela — Spain    2002  PhD 

Certifications
Postgraduate Certificate in Education — Institute of Education Sciences. University of Santiago de Compostela — Spain  1997 
Oracle Finance Certifications in General Ledger, Grant Management, and Procurement. University of Alabama at Birmingham  2015 
Clinical Research Training Program — UAB Clinical Trials Office. University of Alabama at Birmingham  2015 


Graduate Biomedical Sciences Affiliations
Neuroscience 

Biographical Sketch 
-Bachelor in Science, Biology (1996). University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain
-Master in Science, Cell Biology (1998). University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain.
-PhD, Cell Biology/Neuroscience (2002). University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain.
-Postdoctoral Fellow (2003-2006), Maryland Psychiatric Research Center. University of Maryland, School of Medicine.
-Faculty Instructor (2006-2007), Maryland Psychiatric Research Center. University of Maryland, School of Medicine.
-Assistant Professor(2007-2014), Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurobiology, University of Alabama at Birmingham.
-Adjunct Assistant Professor (2014- present), Department of Psychology. University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Society Memberships
Organization Name Position Held Org Link
AMERICAN ASSOCIATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF SCIENCE  REGULAR MEMBER  http://www.aaas.org 
ASOCIACION DE BIOLOGOS DE GALICIA (Galcian Biologists Association)  REGULAR MEMBER  http://www.biologosdegalicia.org 
FACULTY FOR UNDERGRADUATE NEUROSCIENCE  REGULAR MEMBER  http://www.funfaculty.org 
SOCIETY FOR NEUROSCIENCE  REGULAR MEMBER  http://www.sfn.org 

Research/Clinical Interest
Title
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
Description
-The dopaminergic mesocortical pathway and its impact in cortical function in neurological and neuropsychiatric disorders.
-Characterization of novel animal models for the study of human brain pathology.
-Adaptation or development of new histological techniques.
-Development of the mesodiencephalic dopaminergic system

Funded Research:
12/2010-11/2015 Principal Investigator (MPI), Neuropathology of Dopamine Systems in Schizophrenia, funded by National Institutes of Mental Health (RO1MH066123)

LAB ALUMNI
-Matthew W. Rice, PhD — Psychology Behavioral Neuroscience. Graduation, July 2014 https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Matthew_Rice -Kristen L. Smith,BS— Undergraduate Honors, Neuroscience and Science and Technology Honors Programs. Honors Thesis defended April 2015 UAB. BS graduation 2015. Currently pursuing her MD degree at University of South Alabama (Class of 2019) -Iria Gonzalez-Dopeso Reyes, PhD: iriagonzalez@unav.es (currently Postdoctoral Researcher at University of Navarra, Spain) https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Iria_Gonzalez-Dopeso_Reyes -Ryan P. Lee, Undergraduate Student, Neuroscience and Science and Technology Honors Programs https://www.linkedin.com/in/ryan-lee-26a00880

Selected Publications 
Publication PUBMEDID
PUBMED LINK TO PUBLICATIONS:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=perez-costas
 
 

Keywords
neuroanatomy, neuropathology, dopamine systems, neurobiology, neuronal development, neurological disorders, neuropsychiatric disorders