In 2014 Iván was graduated in biochemistry at the Complutense University. In 2015, while he was doing a master in Neuroscience, Iván joined CINAC for his Master thesis. Since 2017 he has been doing his doctoral thesis, in which he studies the pathophysiology and striatal circuits of levodopa-induced dyskinesias, the main undesired effect of Parkinson Disease treatment with levodopa. During the summer of 2017, Iván joined Dr. Rui Costa lab in Lisbon (Portugal) for a short stay, in which he carried out experiments in order to study the special susceptibility of the Substantia Nigra pars compacta.

Relevant Publications

  1. Castela I. GABA: Inhibition Brings New Excitement in Parkinson’s disease. Mov Disord 2016 Mar;31(3):297
  2. F Hernández L, Castela I, Ruiz-DeDiego I, Obeso JA, Moratalla R. Striatal activation by optogenetics induces dyskinesias in the 6-hydroxydopamine rat model of Parkinson disease. Mov Disord. 2017 Apr;32(4):530-537.
  3. F Hernandez L, Castela I, Redgrave P. Striatum: Through the looking glass. Mov Disord. 2018 Sep;33(9):1409