Lucía de Hoyos González is a PhD student at the Population Genetics of Human Communication research group, supervised by Dr Beate St Pourcain. Her PhD focuses on studying the genetic basis and influence of social behaviour and related phenotypes and disorders using statistical genomics.
I studied my Bachelor's degree in Biomedical Engineering at the Universidad Carlos III of Madrid. During this period, I also studied one semester abroad at the University of Technology, Sydney.
During the last year of my bachelor's I did some research in the field of Psychiatric Genetics and Neuroimaging at the Instituto de Investigación Sanitaria Gregorio Marañón.
In my bachelor thesis, I researched age-related sex differences in healthy controls using cortical thickness as a biomarker and structural covariance.
I hold a MSc Neuroscience by the University of King's College London, where I specialised in Psychiatric Genetics.
I did my master thesis at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, in the Psychosis Studies department, where I studied the structural covariance networks in subjects at clinical-high risk of developing psychosis.