Natalí Barros Zulaica is a Junior Group Leader in Connectomics within the Simulation Neuroscience Division.
Natali is leading an upcoming project and she also works on electrical single cell models, synaptic models and on circuit building.
During her first 18 months at the BBP as an early-post doc, she worked on the computation of the number of vesicles ready to be released for synapsis placed on the rat somatosensory cortex. This parameter is very important in order to provide the model with the synaptic variability observed on the experiments.
Natali has a PhD in Neuroscience and Information Systems from the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid and Université de Lausanne. Before her PhD, she achieved her Master in Biophysics from the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid and Physics Degree from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid.
At Computational Neuroscience 2019 in Barcelona, Spain, Natali won the best trainee poster award.
In her free time, Natali plays the piano, sings and dances in both classic and modern styles. She also performs in the theatre and paints.