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Ph.D., Neuroscience, National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), 2011
B.S., Neuroscience, Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla (BUAP), 2007
Violeta earned her PhD from the Institute of Cellular Physiology in Mexico City, studying the changes of inhibitory connections that participate filtering information during voluntary movement in a model of Parkinson’s disease. After this, she completed her first postdoc in Japan where she kept studying the circuits involved in voluntary movement. Now in the Feng lab, Violeta is helping to dissect circuits involved in neurodevelopmental disorders to find therapeutic targets for such a debilitating disease.