Nazareth Castellanos

Nazareth Castellanos

Degree in Theoretical Physics (2002) and PhD in Medicine (2008) at the Autonomous University of Madrid (UAM). Master in Mathematics Applied to Biology and Neurosciences at  the Faculty of Medicine (UAM). She has worked as a researcher and teacher in the Department of Medical Physics of the San Carlos Clinical Hospital, in the Faculty of Biological Sciences of the UCM under the supervision of Professor Valeri Makarov, in the Laboratory of Cognitive and Computational Neuroscience of the Center for Biomedical Technology (Complutense University and Polytechnic University of Madrid) with Professor Fernando Maestú, at the Max Planck Brain Research Institute in Frankfurt with Professors Wolf Singer and Peter Uhlhaas and at the Institute of Psychiatry at the Kings College London. She has published nearly 40 articles in international scientific journals of recognized impact and collaborations in university books, has directed two theses and taught in Spanish, German, English and United Staten universities. She has worked on more than 20 national and international research projects, being principal researcher in 5 of them. It has been actively involved in scientific outreach for more than 5 years in various national and international centres. She is currently director of research and development at Nirakara-Lab. Her lines of research have focused on implementing mathematical methods for estimating brain networks and reorganizing them in patients with brain damage and Alzheimer's disease. It currently investigates the interaction between the brain and other organs such as the heart, intestine and lungs by measuring its electromagnetic activity and microbiota composition to study the biological mechanisms of emotional regulation and mechanisms underlying the practice of meditation and lifestyle.