Imma Clemente

Associate Professor. PI: Neurogenetics

I graduated in Biology at the University of Barcelona in 1982, and I got PhD in Biology at de Autonomous University of Barcelona in 1988 in the research group of Dr. Josep Egozcue. In 1987 I joined the Department of Psychiatry and Clinical Psychobiology. My research has focused on different but closely related areas. My main interest is in the study of the influence of candidate genes in cognition using different approaches such as ERPs or neuroimaging as endophenotypes in order to obtain relevant information about the cerebral structure and/or functioning. I have investigated the role of specific genetic loci in individual differences in cognitive aging, attention and recovery after cerebral injury like TBI or cerebral stroke. Current projects include identifying genetic loci involved in emotional processing on perception and cognition by means of electrophysiological measures (EEG).


Fernandez-Andujar, M.; Doornink, F.; Dacosta-Aguayo, R.; Soriano, J.J.; Miralbell, J.; Bargalló, N.; Lopez-Cancio, E.; Perez de la Ossa, N.; Gomis, M.; Millan, M.; Barrios, M.; Caceres, C.; Clemente, I.; Davalos, A.; Mataro, M. (2014) Thalamic microstructural abnormalities related to cognitive function in subjects with white matter lesions. Neuropsychology In press
Fernández-Andújar, M; Soriano-Raya, J. J.; Miralbell, J.; López-Cancio, E.; Cáceres, C.; Bargalló, N.; Barrios, M.; Arenillas, J. F.; Toran, P.; Alzamora, M.; Clemente, I.; Dávalos, A.; Mataró, M. (2013). Thalamic diffusion differences related to cognitive function in participants with white matter lesions. - Neurobiology of Aging In Press
Dacosta-Aguayo, R., Graña, M., Savio, A., Fernández-Andújar, M., Millán, M., López-Cancio, E., Cáceres, C., Bargalló, N., Garrido, C., Barrios, M., Clemente, I. C., Hernández, M., Munuera, J., Dávalos, M., Auer, T., Mataró, M. (2014) Prognostic value of changes in resting-state functional connectivity patterns in cognitive recovery after stroke: A 3T fMRI pilot study. Hum Brain Mapp. 8:3819-31.
Peña-Gómez, C.; Solé-Padullés, C.; Clemente, I.C.; Junqué, J.; Bargalló, N.; Bosch, B.; Molinuevo, J.L.; Valls-Solé, J.; Pascual-Leone, A.; Bartrés-Faz, D. (2012). APOE status modulates the changes in network connectivity induced by brain stimulation in non-demented elders. PLoS One, 7 (12): e51833
Garcia-Garcia M, Clemente I, Domínguez-Borràs J, Escera C. (2010) Dopamine transporter regulates the enhancement of novelty processing by a negative emotional context Neuropsychologia, 48 (5): 1483-1488