Aitana is a postdoctoral researcher funded by the UK Dementia Research Institute. She has a BSc in Biology from the University of Alicante and a MSc and PhD in Neuroscience from the Universidad Miguel Hernandez de Elche at Instituto de Neurociencias de Alicante. Her PhD investigated novel biomarkers for Alzheimer’s Disease during which time she spent 3 months at the University of Gothenburg in Sweden learning about the development of ELISAs. After completing her PhD, she moved to London and started her first postdoc at the UK Dementia Research Institute where her main project was to develop fluid biomarkers of microglial activation. She now works in the Biomarker Lab at the UK DRI helping to develop novel biomarkers for FTD.