Marta Portero Tresserra

Marta Portero Tresserra

Marta Portero Tresserra

+34 935 812 808



Department of Psychobiology and Methodology of Health Science
Institut de Neurociències
Faculty  of Psychology (room B5-041)
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB)
Bellaterra Campus 08193-Cerdanyola del Vallés

Marta Portero Tresserra  is a Associate Lecturer of the Department of Psychobiology and Methodology at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB). She graduated in Psychology at UAB in 2009. In 2010 she carried out a Master in Neuroscience and in 2013 she obtained a Ph.D in Neuroscience (Cum Laude) at the same university. She has conducted studies as a Postdoctoral researcher at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra de Barcelona, at the Utrecht University and at the Universidad de la Sabana in Bogotá.

The focus of her research is on the neurophysiological mechanisms underlying learning and memory processes. She studied possible pharmacological treatments for the compensation of memory loss.

Her current work focuses on the study of the effects of caloric restriction (CR) in aged rats in order to reduce cognitive deficits related to aging, She is also interested in investigating the neurophysiological mechanisms underlying the potential beneficial effect of CR by analyzing neurogenesis and expression of glutamate receptors in the hippocampus and other related synaptic plasticity proteins.

  1. Portero-Tresserra, M., Martí-Nicolovius, M., Guillazo-Blanch, G., Boadas-Vaello, P., & Vale-Martínez, A. (2013). D-Cycloserine in the Basolateral Amygdala Prevents Extinction and Enhances Reconsolidation of Odor-Reward Associative Learning in Rats. Neurobiology of learning and memory, 100, 1–11. doi:10.1016/j.nlm.2012.11.003. (Journal Reference: 1074-7427, IF: 3.419, Quartile 1 Category Behavioral Sciences, Psychology).
  2. Villarejo-Rodríguez, I., Boadas-Vaello, P., Portero-Tresserra, M., Vale-Martínez, A., Martí-Nicolovius, M., & Guillazo-Blanch, G. (2013). Learning deficits in an odor reward-task induced by parafascicular thalamic lesions are ameliorated by pretraining d-cycloserine in the prelimbic cortex. Behavioural Brain Research, 238, 289–92. doi:10.1016/j.bbr.2012.10.041. (Journal Reference: 0166-4328, IF: 3.417, Quartile: 2, Category: Behavioral Sciences; Neurosciences).
  3. Portero-Tresserra, M., Cristóbal-Narváez, P., Martí-Nicolovius, M., Guillazo-Blanch, G., & Vale-Martínez, A. (2013). D-cycloserine in Prelimbic Cortex Reverses Scopolamine-Induced Deficits in Olfactory Memory in Rats. (N. Ravel, Ed.) PLoS ONE, 8(8), e70584. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0070584. (Journal Reference: 1932-6203, IF: 4.092, Quartile 1 Category: Biology)
  4. Yefimenko, N., Portero-Tresserra, M., Martí-Nicolovius, M., Guillazo-Blanch, G., & Vale-Martínez, A. (2013). The AMPA receptor modulator S18986 in the prelimbic cortex enhances acquisition and retention of an odor-reward association. Neuroscience letters, 548, 105–9. doi:10.1016/j.neulet.2013.05.032. (Journal Reference 0304-3940, IF: 2.105, Q3, Category Neurosciences).
  5. Portero-Tresserra, M., Del Olmo, N., Martí-Nicolovius, M., Guillazo-Blanch, G., & Vale-Martínez, A. (2014). D-cycloserine prevents relational memory deficits and suppression of long-term potentiation induced by scopolamine in the hippocampus. European Neuropsychopharmacology, 24-11,1798-1807. (IF: 5.176, Quartile: 1, Category: Neurosicences).
  6. Portero-Tresserra, M. (2016). Con las familias: Desarrollo del cerebro y riesgos de la sobrestimulación en la infancia. Monográfico sobre Neurociencia y Neuroeducación. Aula de infantil, 85. ISSN 2014-461X.
  7. Portero-Tresserra, M., Carballo-Márquez, A. (2017). Neuroeducació: Aportacions de la neurociència als plantejaments educatius. Revista Catalana de Pedagogia, 11, 17-55.(ISSN: 1695-5641;
  8. Gutiérrez-Sacristán, A., Bravo, A., Portero-Tresserra, M, Valverde, O., et al., Sanz, F., Furlong, L. (2017). Text mining and expert curation to develop a database on psychiatric diseases and their genes. Database, bax043. (ISSN 1758-0463; IF: 3.3, Q1, Bioinformatics).
  9. Boadas-Vaello, P., Homs, J., Portero-Tresserra, M., Álvarez-Pérez, B., Deulofeu, M., & Verdú, E. (2017). Graded photochemical spinal cord injury results in chronic hyperalgesia and depression-like behaviour but no anxiety exacerbation in female BALB/c mice. Neuroscience Letters, S0304-3940(17)30905-9 (ISSN: 0304-3940; Q3; ID: 2.1).
  10. Comajuncosas, A., Faundez-Zanuy, M., Solé-Casals, J., & Portero-Tresserra, M. (2018). Preliminary Study on Implications of Cursive Handwriting Learning in Schools. In Multidisciplinary Approaches to Neural Computing (pp. 339-344). Springer, Cham

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