After graduating from the Universidad Complutense, I obtained my PhD at the Cajal Institute in Madrid. This was followed by a postdoc at Brown University. My first faculty position was at the Montreal Neurological Institute of McGill University. In 2003, I moved to Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia where I was a full Professor. In 2020, I joined the University of Connecticut School of Medicine as the Janice and Rodney Reynolds Chair in Neurobiology.