Faculty

Andrea Pousada

andrea.pousada@slu.edu

Office Location: San Ignacio Hall
Telephone: 91 554 58 58 - Ext.: 254

   
Degrees B.S and M.S. in Psychology, Universidad of Santiago de Compostela
DEA in Psychoneuroendocrinology, Universidad Complutense de Madrid
Ph.D. in Neuroscience, Universidad Complutense de Madrid
Specialization Neuroscience
Neuropsychology
Clinical Psychology
Research
Neurocoaching/Neurofeedback
Publications - Scala S, Pousada A, Stone WS, Thermenos HW, Manshreck TC, Tsuang MT, Faraone SV, Seidman LJ. “Verbal and visual-spatial memory impairment in youth at familial high risk for schizophrenia or affective psychosis: A pilot study”. Schizophr Res. 2013 Mar;144(1-3):122-8. doi: 10.1016/j.schres.2012.11.027.

- Ancín I, Cabranes JA, Santos JL, Sánchez-Morla E, Vázquez-Álvarez B, Rodríguez-Moya L, Pousada A, Fernández C, Aparicio A,  Barabash A. “CHRNA7 haplotypes are associated with impaired sustained attention in euthymic bipolar disorder”’. J Affect Disord. 2011 May 6.
Books - Pousada Casal, A. “Study about problem solving and working memory on bipolar disorder patients in euthymia”. Universidad Complutense de Madrid. ISBN: 978-84-693-2415-8. 2010.

- Gelpi JA, Catalina C, Guillén C, Pousada A. Book: “How to combat work stress". Chapter 1 (pp.41-66): "Introduction to the problem of stress in the workplace” Ibermutuamur. Corporación Mutua. ISBN: M-56999-2008. 2008.
Conference/
Presentations

Mark A. Halko, Faranak Farzan, Andrea Pousada-Casal, Jeremy Schmahmann, Alvaro Pascual-Leone. Changes in Cortical Functional Connectivity Introduced with Intermittent Theta Burst TMS to the Cerebellum Assessed with fMRI. American Neurological Association’s 137th Annual Meeting. Poster. Boston, 2012.

Faranak Farzan, Mark A Halko, Andrea Pousada-Casal, Jeremy D Schmahmann, Alvaro Pascual-Leone. Modulation and Assessment of the Cerebello-Cortical Connectivity through Transcranial

Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) Combined with Electroencephalography (EEG). American Neurological Association’s 137th Annual Meeting. Poster. Boston, 2012.

Andrea Pousada-Casal, Heidi W. Thermenos, Richard J. Juelich  , Jill M. Goldstein, Susan W. Gabrieli, Nikos Makris,  Ming T. Tsuang, Stephen L. Buka, Larry J. Seidman. An FMRI Study Of Verbal Encoding In Persons With Bipolar Disorder or At Genetic Risk For Bipolar Disorder. Society of Biological Psychiatry 66th Annual Meeting (SOBP). Poster. San Francisco, 2011.

A. Pousada-Casal, L. J. Seidman, E. Sanchez-Morla, A. Barabash, B. Vazquez-Alvarez, J.L. Santos, I. Ancin, J. Lopez-Ibor, J.A. Cabranes. Planning and working memory in patients with bipolar disorder during euthymic periods. International Congress on Schizophrenia Research (ICOSR). Poster. Colorado, 2011.

Andrea Pousada-Casal, Heidi W. Thermenos, Richard J. Juelich, Jill M. Goldstein, Jo-Ann Donatelli, Anne Remington, Susan W. Gabrieli, Nikos Makris, Ming T. Tsuang, Stephen L. Buka, Larry J. Seidman. An FMRI Study Of Verbal Encoding In Persons With Bipolar Disorder Or At Genetic Risk For Bipolar Disorder. 2011 Harvard Psychiatry Research Day. Poster Session and Mysell Lecture. Poster. Boston, 2011.
 
H.W. Thermenos, S. Whitfield-Gabrieli, N. Makris, A.B. Brown, E.H. Lee, A. Pousada-Casal, S.V. Faraone, M.T. Tsuang, L.J. Seidman. Default network activity differentiates adolescent and young adult relatives of persons with bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. Harvard Psychiatry Research Day. Poster Session and Mysell Lecture. Poster. Boston, 2011.

Barabash A, Ancín A, Vázquez-Álvarez B, Santos JL, Sánchez-Morla E, Garcia-Jimenez MA, Pousada A, Jimenez D, Cabranes JA. The deficit in sensory filtering in bipolar disorder patients is associated with polymorphisms of the COMT gene.  XIV National Conference of Psychiatry. Poster. Winner of best poster in Neuroscience of grave mental health diseases. Barcelona, 2010.

Vázquez-Álvarez B, Cabranes JA, Ancín I, de la Vega I, Pousada A, Rodríguez L, Torrijos S, Rubio MA,
Saenz M, Barabash A. Hypothalamic-pituitary-axis and psychopathological profile in patients with morbid obesity. XIII National Conference of Psychiatry. Oral communication.

Mariño Campos M; De la Vega Rodríguez I; Rodríguez Moya L; Torrijos Romero S; Pousada Casal A; Ancín Martínez-Zaporta I; Teijeira Levet C; Martínez Fernández JL; Barabash Bustelo A; López-Ibor Aliño JJ; Cabranes Díaz JA. Study of verbal and visual memory in euthymic bipolar disorder patients.

I. Ancín Martínez-Zaporta, B. Vázquez-Álvarez, JL. Santos Gómez, E. Sánchez-Morla, M. Mariño, S. Torrijos, A. Pousada, JL. Martínez, JJ. López-Ibor, JA. Cabranes Díaz, A. Barabash Bustelo. Influence
of variant val158met of the gene of the COMT on the visual memory of schizophrenic patients. XI National Congress of Psychiatry. Poster. Santiago de Compostela, 2007.

Distinctions - Postdoctoral Fellow at Real Colegio Complutense (Universidad Complutense de Madrid and Harvard University). 2010-2011. Project award for outstanding graduate student.
- Doctoral dissertation defended at Universidad Complutense de Madrid with highest honors (2009). Thesis selected for publication by Complutense University in 2010.
- Winner of best poster in Neurocience. Madrid, 2009.
- XI National Conference of Psychiatry. 3rd winner of papers communications. Poster. Santiago de Compostela, 2007.
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