Dr. Jorge Iván Castillo-Quan graduated with a Medical degree from the Autonomous University of Yucatan, in Mexico. After his clinical training, Jorge completed an MSc in Clinical Neuroscience from the University College London (UCL) Institute of Neurology and a PhD in Genetics, Neuroscience and Biogerontology from the UCL Institute of Healthy Ageing (IHA).

Currently, Jorge is a Max Planck Society Research Associate at the UCL IHA and Research Department of Genetics, Evolution and Environment. Starting January 2016 Jorge will begin a Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Joslin Diabetes Center, Harvard Medical School. Jorge has been actively involved in Science Communication at The Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition and the Francis Crick Institute/Science Museum Lates. Jorge is also one of the Founding Editors of a Blog called “Neurociencias México” which disseminates neuroscience in Spanish.

Additionally, Jorge is a member of an NGO called Teaching and Research in Neuroscience for Development (TReND) in Africa, which is taking affordable Neuroscience to Sub-Saharan Africa. TReND in Africa furbishes and equips laboratories, generates awareness of science as a career option and sets up courses to train and motivate African postgraduate students.