Connecting European Neuroscience

Marin, Oscar

Member, The Brain Conferences Committee (2016 - present)

Curriculum Vitae

Professional and academic career

2009-present
Research Professor, Instituto de Neurociencias, Alicante (Spain)
2006-2008
Research Associate Professor, Instituto de Neurociencias, Alicante (Spain)
2005-2010
Member of the Scientific Council of the European Research Council (ERC)
2003-2005
Research Assistant Professor, Instituto de Neurociencias, Alicante (Spain)
1998-2003
Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California San Francisco (USA), with John LR Rubenstein
1998
Postdoctoral Fellow, Instituto Cajal (CSIC), Madrid (Spain), with Angela Nieto
1996-1998
Lecturer, Dept. Morphological Sciences and Physiology, Universidad Europea de Madrid, Spain
1993-1997
Ph. D. in Neuroscience, Universidad Complutense de Madrid (Spain). Mentors: Agustín González and Wilhelmus JAJ Smeets
1993
Master Degree in Neuroscience, Universidad Complutense de Madrid (Spain)
1989-1993
Biology Studies, Universidad Complutense de Madrid (Spain)

Honours and awards

1993
Selected by the Chancellor as one of the top ten students in the class of 1989.
1997
Ph. D. Extraordinary Prize from Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain
2000
MIND Institute Scholar at the University of California, San Francisco
2000
NARSAD Young Investigator Award
2002
EMBO Young Investigator Award
2004
NARSAD Young Investigator Award
2004
European Young Investigator Award
2005
Josep M. Sala Trepat Award from the Catalan Society for Biology
2005
Founding member of the Scientific Council of the European Research Council
2006
Young investigator Award in Science and Technology, from Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain Organization
2008
Bank Sabadell Award for Biomedical Research
2008
Beckman Coulter Award from the Spanish Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
2009
NARSAD Independent Investigator Award
2010
Elected member of the European Molecular Biology
2011
Rey Jaime I Award on Basic Research
2012
FENS-EJN Young Investigator Award

Administrative and organisational experience

2012-present
Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the ROAMER (Roadmap for Mental Health Research in Europe) project
2012
MINECO Panel on the creation of a National Agency for Research Funding
2012-present
Member of the Scientific Committee of IDIBAPS (Barcelona)
2010
COSCE Panel on the creation of a National Agency for Research Funding
2010-present
Scientific Advisor to the Pasqual Maragall Foundation
2009-2012
Program Committee, Spanish Society for Neuroscience (SENC)
2009-present
Scientific Advisory Panel, European College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ECNP)
2009-2011
Scientific Advisor to the Alicia Koplowitz Foundation
2008-present
Member of the European Dana Alliance for the Brain (EDAB)
2006
Member of the Government Advisory Panel for the creation of a National Agency for Research Funding
2005-2010
Member of the Scientific Council of the European Research Council
2005
Member of the Panel on the Future of Science in Spain (CRECE Action)
2004-2007
Member of the Board of Directors, Instituto de Neurociencias.

Research interests

Our research largely concentrates on the analysis of the mechanisms controlling the the migration, final allocation and connectivity of cortical interneurons, although we are also interested in understanding the general principles regulating the development of other classes of cortical neurons. We believe that our research may contribute to understanding the etiology of some of the most devastating psychiatric disorders, such as autism or schizophrenia.

Previous positions as FENS officer

Programme Committee Member for the FENS Forum (2012 - 2014) 

Selected Publications

  • Borrell V, Cardenas A, Ciceri G, Galcerán J, Flames N, Pla R, Nóbrega-Pereira S, García-Frigola C, Peregrín S, Zhao Z, Ma L, Tessier-Lavigne M, Marín O (2012). Slit/Robo signaling modulates the proliferation of central nervous system progenitors. Neuron 76, 338-352.
  • Sánchez-Alcañiz JA, Haege S, Mueller E, Pla R, Mackay F, Schulz S, López-Bendito G, Stumm R, Marín O (2011) Cxcr7 controls neuronal migration by regulating chemokine responsiveness. Neuron 69, 77–90.
  • Fazzari P, Paternain Av, Valiente M, Pla R, Luján R, Lloyd K, Lerma J, Marín O, Rico B. (2010). Control of cortical GABA circuitry development by Nrg1 and ErbB4 signalling. Nature, 464: 1377-1380.
  • Gelman DM, Martini JF, Nóbrega-Pereira S, Pierani A, Kessaris N, Marín O (2009). The embryonic preoptic area is a novel source of cortical GABAergic interneurons. Journal of Neuroscience, 29 (29) : 9380-9389.
  • Nóbrega-Pereira S, Kessaris N, Du T, Kimura S, Anderson S. A, Marín O (2008) Postmitotic Nkx2-1 controls the migration of telencephalic interneurons by direct repression of guidance receptors. Neuron 59:733-45.
  • Flames N, Pla R, Gelman DM, Rubenstein JLR, Puelles L, Marín O (2007). Delineation of multiple subpallial progenitor domains by the combinatorial expression of transcriptional codes. Journal of Neuroscience, 27: 9682-9695.
  • Borrell V, Marín O (2006). The meninges control the tangential migration of hem-derived Cajal-Retzius cells via CXCL 12/CXCR4 signaling. Nature Neuroscience, 9: 1284-1293.
  • López-Bendito G, Cautinat A, Sánchez JA, Bielle F, Flames N, Garratt AN, Talmage D, Role LW, Charnay P, Marín O*, Garel S* (2006). Tangential neuronal migration controls axon guidance: A role for Neuregulin-1 in thalamocortical axon navigation. Cell, 125: 127-142.
  • Pla R, Borrell V, Flames N, Marín O (2006). Layer acquisition by cortical GABAergic interneurons is independent of Reelin signaling. Journal of Neuroscience, 26: 6924-6934.
  • Flames N, Long JE, Garratt AN, Fischer TM, Gassmann M, Birchmeier C, Lai C, Rubenstein JL, Marín O (2004). Short-and long-range attraction of cortical GABAergic interneurons by neuregulin-1. Neuron, 44: 251-261

Marin, Oscar

Prof. Oscar Marín
Director
MRC Centre for Developmental Neurobiology

New Hunt's House
King's College London
Guy's Campus
London SE1 1UL

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