I studied physics in the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (1992-97) and did my PhD in the computational group of Néstor Parga on theoretical implications of short-term synaptic depression. In October 2004 I moved to the lab of Alex Reyes in the Center for Neural Science (NYU) where I worked doing whole cell recordings in cortical slices and studying computational models of correlation transmission and auditory circuitry. In 2008 I moved to the lab of Ken Harris in the Center for Molecular and Behavioral Neuroscience (Rutgers, Newark). There, I worked as in modeling recurrent networks and learned to perform population cortical recordings in anesthetized rats. In September 2010 I came to IDIBAPS (Barcelona) as a Ramón y Cajal MINECO researcher where I have started my own lab. Since July 2015 I am a permanent Group Leader at IDIBAPS and I benefit from strong interaction with the group of Albert Compte and Josep Dalmau. Outside work, I enjoy spending time with my family, playing soccer, hiking and going to the beach.