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Ana Perez-Villalba


Degree in Psychology, Ph.D. in Neuroscience, Faculty of Medicine, Valencia, Spain

Current position

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychobiology, University of Valencia, Spain
Postdoc Researcher (Isabel Fariñas’ Lab), Department of Cell Biology, University of Valencia, Spain

Publications (since 2005)

  1. Perez-Villalba, A., Palop, M. J., Pérez-Sánchez, F. and Fariñas, I. (2015). Assessment of olfactory behavior in mice: odorant detection and habituation-dishabituation tests. Bio-protocol 5(13): e1518.
  2. Soriano-Canton, R., Perez-Villalba, A., Morante-Redolat, J. M., Marques-Torrejon, M. A., Pallas, M., Perez-Sanchez, F. and Farinas, I. (2015). Regulation of the p19(Arf)/p53 pathway by histone acetylation underlies neural stem cell behavior in senescence-prone SAMP8 mice. Aging Cell 14(3): 453-462.
  3. Recasens, A., Dehay, B., Bove, J., Carballo-Carbajal, I., Dovero, S., Perez-Villalba, A., Fernagut, P. O., Blesa, J., Parent, A., Perier, C., Farinas, I., Obeso, J. A., Bezard, E. and Vila, M. (2014). Lewy body extracts from Parkinson disease brains trigger alpha-synuclein pathology and neurodegeneration in mice and monkeys. Ann Neurol 75(3): 351-362.
  4. Delgado, A. C., Ferron, S. R., Vicente, D., Porlan, E., Perez-Villalba, A., Trujillo, C. M., D'Ocon, P. and Farinas, I. (2014). Endothelial NT-3 delivered by vasculature and CSF promotes quiescence of subependymal neural stem cells through nitric oxide induction. Neuron 83(3): 572-585.
  5. Porlan, E., Perez-Villalba, A., Delgado, A. C. and Ferron, S. R. (2013). Paracrine regulation of neural stem cells in the subependymal zone. Arch Biochem Biophys 534(1-2): 11-19.
  6. Valdes-Sanchez, T., Kirstein, M., Perez-Villalba, A., Vega, J. A. and Farinas, I. (2010). BDNF is essentially required for the early postnatal survival of nociceptors. Dev Biol 339(2): 465-476.
  7. Hernandez-Rabaza, V., Llorens-Martin, M., Velazquez-Sanchez, C., Ferragud, A., Arcusa, A., Gumus, H. G., Gomez-Pinedo, U., Perez-Villalba, A., Rosello, J., Trejo, J. L., Barcia, J. A. and Canales, J. J. (2009). Inhibition of adult hippocampal neurogenesis disrupts contextual learning but spares spatial working memory, long-term conditional rule retention and spatial reversal. Neuroscience 159(1): 59-68.
  8. Perez-Villalba, A., Mackintosh, N. J. and Canales, J. J. (2008). Influence of massed and distributed context preexposure on contextual fear and Egr-1 expression in the basolateral amygdala. Physiol Behav 93(1-2): 206-214.
  9. Hernandez-Rabaza, V., Hontecillas-Prieto, L., Velazquez-Sanchez, C., Ferragud, A., Perez-Villaba, A., Arcusa, A., Barcia, J., Trejo, J. L. and Canales, J. (2008). The hippocampal dentate gyrus is essential for generating contextual memories of fear and drug-induced reward. Neurobiology of learning and memory 90(3): 553-559.
  10. Perez-Villalba, A., Teruel-Marti, V., Ruiz-Torner, A. and Olucha-Bordonau, F. (2005). The effect of long context exposure on cued conditioning and c-fos expression in the rat forebrain. Behav Brain Res 161(2): 263-275.
Protocols by Ana Perez-Villalba
  1. Assessment of Olfactory Behavior in Mice: Odorant Detection and Habituation-Dishabituation Tests