Career Path

Overview of Raquel A. Sandoval Ortega's career path.

Contact details

Raquel Adaia Sandoval Ortega
Department of Physiology, University of Bern, Switzerland
[email protected]


2018 - present : PhD in Neuroscience at the Neural Plasticity group (Prof. Thomas Nevian). University of Bern, Switzerland.

2014 - 2016 : Joint Master in Neuroscience (University of Strasbourg, France + University of Basel, Switzerland + Albert-Ludwigs University of Freiburg, Germany). Master thesis at Prof. Pierre Magistretti's lab at the École Polytechnique Féderal de Lausanne, Switzerland

2010 - 2011 : Erasmus at Université Denis Diderot - Paris VII, France. Lectures of the Master of Molecular Biology.

2007 - 2012 : Licenciatura in Biology (equivalent to bachelor and master degree). University of Barcelona, Spain. Specialisation: Human Biology.

Professional Training

2018 - present : PhD student
Prof. Thomas Nevian. Department of Physiology, University of Bern, Switzerland.
Doctoral thesis: "The Thalamic Gating of Painful Stimuli during Sleep and Wake in Health and Disease"

2017 - 2018 : Intern
Prof. Bruno Weber. Institute of Pharmacology and Toxicology, University of Zurich, Switzerland.
Project: "Implementation of Fluorescence Lifetime Imaging Microscopy in vivo"

2015 - 2017 : Master student and later Research Assistant
Prof. Pierre Magistretti. Brain Mind Institute, École Polytechnique Féderal de Lausanne, Switzerland.
Master thesis: "Regulation of Adult Hippocampal Neurogenesis by Lactate: Relevance to Antidepressant Treatments”

2015 : Student lab rotation
Prof. Robert Schmidt. Bernstein Network Computational Neuroscience, University of Freiburg, Germany.
Project: "Modeling of Beta Oscillations in the Basal Ganglia"

2015 : Student lab rotation
Prof. Dominique Bagnard. Institute de Neurosciences Cellulaires et Integratives, University of Strasbourg, France.
Project: "Characterization of Glioblastoma Multiforme Stem Cells"

2014 : Lab Assistant
Prof. Benoit Zuber. Institute of Anatomy, University of Bern, Switzerland.
Project: "Anatomical Characterization of Glycine Receptors"

2012 - 2014 : Solo traveling

2011 - 2012 : Voluntary internship
Prof. Antoni Rodriguez Fornells. Department of Basic Psychology, IDIBELL, Spain.
Project: "Dissociation between Musical and Economic Rewards"

2011 : Voluntary internship
Prof. Barbara Steiner. University Hospital Charité, Germany.
Project: "The Role of Prolactin and Prolactin Receptor in Proliferation and Differentiation of Adult Precursor Cells in the Murine Central Nervous System"

2009 : Voluntary internship
Prof. Carme Lluís Auladell. Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Barcelona, Spain.
Project: "Determination of G-coupled Protein Histamine Heteromeric Receptors in the Striatum"