Eva Robles Hernandez




Deutsches Zentrum für Neurodegenerative Erkrankungen e.V. (DZNE)


Imagine we’re in an elevator and you have until we reach our floor to pitch your project/idea.

What’s your elevator pitch?

We aim to investigate the functional and structural rewiring of inhibitory connections in the hippocampus of mice upon spatial encoding. We will determine whether sharp-wave ripples, an oscillation characteristic from the hippocampus, have a critical role in this re-wiring.

What fascinates you about your project?

Learning a lot of new techniques like optogenetic, electrophysiology, and behavioral paradigms.

How did you come to work in the field of Neuroscience?

I did a master thinking I was going to work with patients, but ended up doing my internships and thesis on cellular neuroscience. In the end, I fell in love with the field.

What does your family think you do for a living?

My family thinks I conduct animal research while trying to understand how the brain works.