Early Stage Researchers (ESRs)

Alexandre Roman Cabera (ESR 13)

  • Hosts: Open University of Israel with PhD registration at Tel Aviv University
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Project 13: Effects of housing conditions and of individual differences in space use on hippocampal neuroplasticity

Locations: Open University of Israel with secondment locations at University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna University of Bern, Research Institute for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food and  The Lakes Free Range Egg Co. 

Alexandre Roman Cabrera completed his bachelor’s degree in Psychology at the University of Lleida (Spain), where he graduated with honors in 2018. For his thesis, he studied the “Adaptation of the pig model for the study of mental health problems”. Follow this he completed an interuniversity master's degree in Neurosciences offered by the University of Barcelona, the Pompeu Fabra University, the University of Lleida and the Rovira and Virgili University, which ended in 2019 after presenting his master's thesis entitled “Redefinition of the pig Claustrum-Insular region based on Calcium Binding proteins”.  During his master’s degree, he worked in the laboratory of Evolutionary and Developmental Neurobiology at the Institute of biomedical research of Lleida under the guidance of Ester Desfilis. In early 2020, he joined the European ChickenStress network where he is doing his PhD.  He is studying the effects of housing conditions and of individual differences in space use on hippocampal neuroplasticity.