Dr. Anna M. Planas, Ph.D.

Cerebrovascular Research Team, Department of Brain Ischemia & Neurodegeneration, Institute for Biomedical Research of Barcelona (IIBB) – Spanish Research Council (CSIC)

Anna M. Planas graduated at the University of Barcelona and carried her Ph.D. on cerebral blood flow and metabolism at the Medical Research Council,Toxicology Unit in Carshalton (UK) (1984-1987) under the direction of Vincent Cunningham. She carried out a postdoctoral stage at the Service Hospitalier Frédéric Joliot (SHFJ) PET Centre of the Commissariat à l’Énergie Atomique (CEA) in Orsay (France) (1990-1992). She is now Researcher Professor of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) and leads the Laboratory for Cerebrovascular Research at the Institute for Biomedical Research (IIBB-CSIC) in Barcelona where she is Head of the Department of Brain Ischemia and Neurodegeneration. She coordinates the area of Neurosciences at the Institut d’Investigacions Biomèdiques August Pi i Sunyer (IDIBAPS) based in Hospital Clinic of Barcelona. She is Associated Professor at the School of Medicine of the University of Barcelona. Dr Planas was member of the Board of Directors of the International Society for Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism (ISCBFM) for eigth years. She was the local host for the Brain 2011 meeting of ISCBFM and for the meeting of the European Molecular Imaging Society (ESMI) in 2009. She has participated in Editorial Boards of scientific journals like the Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism, Stroke, and Acta Neuropathologica. She has published more than 200 papers in international peer-reviewed scientific journals. She has supervised 20 PhD theses. Her current main research interest is to underscore the contribution of inflammatory and immune responses to stroke brain damage and repair.