Anna M. PLANAS
Anna M. PLANAS
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). 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 a researcher of the Spanish 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) in Barcelona. Her current main research interests are to underscore the contribution of inflammatory and immune responses to stroke brain damage. She has published more than 150 papers in international peer-reviewed scientific journals.
Dr Planas is currently member of the Board of Directors of the International Society for Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism (ISCBFM). 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 is member of the Editorial Board of scientific journals in the field of stroke and neurosciences and Section Editor of the journal Stroke.