Verónica Martínez Cerdeño, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Institute for Pediatric Regenerative Medicine
Shriners Hospital of Northern California
2425 Stockton Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95817
Ph: 916-453-2163

  • Autism
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Stem and progenitor cells properties and behavior in the normal and pathogenic developing cerebral cortex with special emphasis in autism.
  • Properties of stem cells after transplantation to treat damaged tissue by injury or degenerative processes with emphasis in Parkinson’s Disease and Spinal Cord Injury.

Dr. Martínez Cerdeño received a B.S. in 1998, from Complutense University, Spain. In 2002, received her Ph.D. from Autónoma University of Madrid, Spain. After completing her doctorate in Neuroanatomy, Dr. Martinez Cerdeño did her postdoctoral training in brain development at Columbia University in New York, in stem cells at the UCSF in San Francisco, and in autism at the MIND Institute at UC Davis Medical Center.

Currently, Dr. Martínez Cerdeño serves as Assistant Professor at the Department of Medical Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at UC Davis. She is also a Faculty member at the Institute for Pediatric Regenerative Medicine, the Shriners Hospital of Northern California, the MIND Institute, the Center for Neuroscience, and the UCD Stem Cell Program. She belongs to the Biochemistry, Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology (BMCDB), the Molecular, Cellular, and Integrative Physiology (MCIP), the Comparative Pathology, and the Neuroscience Graduate Programs.

Dr. Martínez Cerdeño is a member of the Society for Neuroscience, International Society for Stem Cell Research, American Association for the Advancement of Science, International Society for Autism Research, Spanish Society of Neuroscience, European Society of Neuroscience, and the Cajal Club.