<strong>Creativity</strong> and <strong>Innovation</strong><br /> for the patient Development of <strong>new therapies</strong> and <br /><strong>treatments</strong> to improve citizens health <strong>Internationally renowned</strong><br /> biomedical research

Creativity and Innovation
for the patient

Development of new therapies and
treatments to improve citizens health

Internationally renowned
biomedical research


Raquel Forcén

Raquel Forcén

Raquel Forcén


Raquel Forcén graduated in Biology from the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM) (2013) and received her Ph.D. in Biomedical and Biotechnology Science from the University of Zaragoza and University of La Rioja in 2017. During her thesis, she worked on the study of intestinal physiopathological mechanisms in gastrointestinal disorders such as Intestinal Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), including the interaction between intestinal microbiota, the serotoninergic system and components of the immune system like toll like receptors (TLR) in the regulation of intestinal motility and permeability functions.

In 2017 she was appointed as Research Associate in the pharmaceutical company n-Life Therapeutics (2017-2018). During this period, she collaborated in the development of oligonucleotides as therapeutic agents for CNS disorders include Huntington’s disease, Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s disease.

In 2018 she joined the CIBIR as a postdoctoral researcher in the Molecular Neurobiology group. Our research projects focus on the pathological mechanisms involved in Parkinson’s disease and the role of alpha-synuclein in the pathology. Moreover, we are developing a gene therapy treatment the Parkinson's disease.


03 August 2018


Molecular Neurology


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