Dr. Andres Crespo was born in A Coruna, He started his degree in biology at the University of A Coruna in the year 2002. Andres continued his BSc in the University of Santiago de Compostela, with a specialization in molecular biology and biotechnology. At the same time that he was finishing his degree, Andres did a practice period in the private company E-Biotec, a laboratory specialized in genetic analysis. After finishing his degree, Andres had the opportunity of working with Francisco Gonzalez, Professor of Physiology of the Faculty of Medicine. There he worked in a small research project related with Parkinson's disease. Then due to his interest in neurosciences, Andres started to work in the Biofarma group, a research group specialized in applied pharmacology placed in the Department of Pharmacology of the Faculty of Pharmacy. There he studied the affinity of several antipsychotic drugs to different membrane receptors (concretely, serotonergic and dopaminergic receptors). At the same time, he continued his studies with a master's degree in Biomedicine, and the work he developed in this group became his master's final project. After finishing the MSc, in the year 2010 Andres moved to the city of Lugo, where he started his PhD in two different departments, the Department of Pharmacology and the Department of Anatomy and Embriology. His thesis was focused in the molecular and histopathological effects of several marine toxins in in vivo assays. Above all, he could study the domoic acid, a marine compound whose neurotoxicity became the main topic of his thesis. After finishing his PhD, Andres moved to London, where he started to work in the Matt Grubb's Laboratory, in the Centre for Developmental Neurobiology, King's College London. In this group, Andres has the opportunity of collaborate in an interesting research project related with the degeneration and neuroregeneration of the olfactory bulb.
Molecular biology; Biotechnology; Genetic analysis; Neurosciences.