Magdalena Martinez Garcia

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Postdoctoral Researcher



Emily Jacobs

Research Area

Cognition, Perception, and Cognitive Neuroscience


Dr. Martínez García, a postdoctoral researcher in human neuroscience, holds a degree in Biotechnology from the Universidad Politécnica de Valencia (2015) and a master's degree in Neuroscience from the Universitat de Barcelona (2016). She completed her PhD in Biomedical Science and Technology (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid) at the Group of Neuroimaging
of the Instituto de Investigación Sanitaria Gregorio Marañón of Madrid (IISGM), supervised by Dr. Susana Carmona. In 2021 she was awarded a Fulbright predoctoral grant to complete my PhD at the NEST lab at the University of Southern California of Los Angeles, California. As a neuroscientist, Magdalena specializes in the impact of major hormonal transitions on the structure and functioning of women's brains. Her research applies neuroimaging techniques to characterize the brain
remodeling and neuroplasticity in women during pregnancy, childbirth, and postpartum periods and to determine the cellular substrate and hormonal and immune mediators of these cerebral adaptations. As a postdoctoral fellow in the Jacobs Lab, Magdalena is committed to advancing the neuroscience of human pregnancy through the Ann S. Bowers Women’s Brain Health Initiative, a University of California-wide brain imaging consortium designed to accelerate the pace of discovery for women’s health.