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Olmo Ruiz Ormaechea

PhD student

About Olmo

Spanish researcher with a love for music—whether playing tunes or enjoying melodies. Hailing from Sevilla, I earned a Bachelor’s in Biomedicine at the University of Sevilla and subsequently a master’s degree in Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience at the Eberhard Karl University of Tübingen, graduating in 2023.

During my research journey, I dove into internships focused on various neurodegenerative diseases. Under the guidance of Prof. Dr. Matthias Jucker, I found a passion for using induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) as a model to study these diseases.

Currently, I am engaged in my Ph.D. project, exploring the potential beneficial effects of physical exercise on the molecular and cellular aspects of Alzheimer’s disease. This endeavor involves using iPSC-derived cells, including microglia-like cells or iMics, as a platform to study the effects of exercise on brain cells. Through a comprehensive analysis from both morphological and functional perspectives, I aspire to contribute valuable insights to the prevention and protection against aging and neurodegeneration.

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