Departamental II – DII. 203
Area of Biodiversity and Conservation
Universidad Rey Juan Carlos c/ Tulipán, s/n. E-28933 Móstoles (Madrid) Spain

Phone: +34 91 488 71 06
Fax: +34 91 664 70 33
E-mail: eugenia.villar at

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Short CV

2018-2021 Postdoctoral position, Institute for Functional Genomics, University of Montpellier, France.

2016-2018 Postdoctoral position, Research Center on Animal Cognition (CRCA), Université Toulouse III – Paul Sabatier, France.

2011-2016 PhD Thesis in Biological Science, Institute of Cellular Biology and Neuroscience, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina.

2002-2009 Biology Degree, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Current position

Post-doc researcher.

Research lines

My main research consists in studying the neurobiology of learning and memory, using invertebrates as model. To this end, I integrate neuroanatomical, neurophysiological and behavioral experiments.

Scientific publications

SCI papers

Villar, M. E.; Marchal, P.; Viola, H.; Giurfa, M. (2020). Redefining single-trial memories in the honeybee. Cell Reports 30: 2063-2613.

Tintorelli, R.; Budriesi, P.; Villar, E.; Marchal, P.; Lopes da Cunha, P.; Correa, J.; Giurfa, M.; Viola, H. (2020). Spatial-memory formation after spaced learning involves ERKs1/2 activation through a behavioral-tagging process. Scientific Reports 10: 98.

Villar, M. E.; Marchal, P.; Geng, H.; Arrufat, P.; Combe, M.; Viola, H.; Massou, I.; Giurfa, M. (2019). Inhibitory learning of phototaxis by honeybees in a passive-avoidance task. Learning and Memory 26: 412-423.

Lopes da Cunha, P.; Villar, M. E.; Chisari, L.; Ballarini, F.; Viola, H. (2019). Behavioral tagging and memory formation under acute stress. Hippocampus 29: 491-499.

Villar, M. E.; Martínez, M. C.; Lopes da Cunha, P. J.; Ballarini, F. M.; Viola, H. (2017). Memory consolidation and expression of object recognition are susceptible to retroactive interference. Neurobiology of Learning and Memory 138: 198-205.

Villar, M. E.; González, M. C.; Igaz, L. M.; Viola, H.; Medina, J. H. (2015). Dorsal medial prefrontal cortex contributes to conditioned taste aversion memory consolidation and retrieval. Neurobiology of Learning and Memory 126: 1-6.

Villar, M. E.; Martínez, M. C.; Ballarini, F.; Viola, H. (2014). Retrograde interference of object-in-context long-term memory: role of dorsal hippocampus and medial prefrontal cortex. Hippocampus 24: 1482-1492.