Andrés Mateo Baraibar

Basque Government Postdoctoral Fellow

Postdoctoral researcher


Andrés Mateo Baraibar Sierra studied Biology at Universidad de Salamanca (USAL, Spain) in 2013. His scientific career began with the completion of his master’s degree in Cellular and Molecular Physiology and Pathophysiology at USAL which focused on the study of the physiology and pathophysiology of the nervous system. He presented his thesis entitled “Alterations in the stimulus-secretion coupling related to aging in the murine model of accelerated senescence SAMP8” in 2019 (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, UAM), obtaining his Ph.D in Physiology and Pharmacology.

During his research career, he has attended numerous International Conferences in the field of neurodegenerative diseases, electrophysiology, calcium imaging etc., and he has published several research papers in relation with these topics.

In 2019, he joined Dr. Araque’s lab at the University of Minnesota (UMN, USA) as a Postdoctoral Researcher that he linked with a postdoctoral fellowship from Basque Country in 2020. Now, his research focuses on the mechanisms and physiological consequences of the astrocyte-neuron signaling, aiming to understand its role in physiological and pathological aspects of synaptic physiology and brain function. Specifically, he is studying the endocannabinoid mediated neuron-astrocyte communication in the cortex and its implications in multiple sclerosis.

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