Laura Ibanez, PhD

Assistant Professor, Psychiatry

She received her doctoral degree in Biomedicine at the University of Barcelona in Spain. Her doctoral studies focused on the genetics of cardiovascular aging in HIV-infected individuals. Dr. Ibanez joined the Cruchaga Lab for her postdoctoral training in the genetics of neurodegeneration. Dr. Ibanez’ interests are focused on finding biomarkers useful for the early diagnosis of neurodegeneration, especially Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease. The identification of such biomarkers will lead to a better understanding of the pathobiology of the disease, the identification of new therapeutic targets, and the possibility of the discovery of an early diagnostic tool.