Marta Cortes-Canteli, PhD

Dr. Marta Cortes-Canteli holds Bachelor’s Degrees in Biochemistry (1999) & Biology (2001), and a PhD in Biochemistry (2004), all from Autonomous University of Madrid (Spain). Her Thesis work at the Biomedical Research Institute “Alberto Sols” in Madrid received 2 Awards and focused on studying the role of a transcription factor in neuronal differentiation and brain injury. In 2008, Dr. Cortes-Canteli moved to The Rockefeller University (NY, USA) as Women & Science Fellow and she later received a BrightFocus Alzheimer’s disease (AD) Postdoctoral Research Fellowship and a BrightFocus AD Research Pilot Award, her first grant as Principal Investigator. During her time at Rockefeller, she discovered a pro-coagulant state in AD that plays an important role on disease onset and progression. In 2015, she returned to Spain with a European Marie Curie Fellowship to start a new line of investigation at the National Center for Cardiovascular Research (CNIC) to decipher the heart-brain connection in AD. Dr. Cortes-Canteli was later chosen to be a Miguel Servet Researcher and obtained 6 different grants as Principal Investigator, including a European Grant as Consortium Coordinator and a BrightFocus AD Research Standard Award, among them. Dr. Cortes-Canteli has published over 20 research articles, has an h-index of 19 and is making important contributions to the understanding of the vascular component of AD.