Blanca Laffon

Universidade da Coruña, Spain


Blanca Laffon works as a Professor at the University of A Coruña (A Coruña, Spain) since 2008. She has a B.S. degree in pharmacy and a Ph.D. degree in genetics from the University of Santiago de Compostela (La Coruña, Spain), both with honors and extraordinary award. Previous scientific activities include several predoctoral and postdoctoral fellowships and postdoctoral positions in different public institutions since 1996. Her area of scientific activity is the study of the effect of pollutants on the organisms, especially at the molecular and cytogenetic levels and on the nervous system. She has participated in 13 funded research projects in this area, and some of the research works performed by her group were recognized with scientific awards from different entities. Laffon has published around 60 scientific papers and several book chapters on these topics, being cited over 700 times (h-index = 18). Her academic activities include teaching genetic toxicology, environmental toxicology, psychopharmacology, and congenital alterations of language in different Bachelors and Masters at the University and supervising research works: within the past 10 years, Laffon has supervised 6 Ph.D. theses and 7 honour degrees.

Biography Updated on 9 January 2013

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