María Gómez Lázaro got her PhD in the Unversity of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain, in 2007, studying the involvement of the mitochondrial in different neurodegenerative diseases. In 2007, she came to Portugal as a post-doc to investigate the mechanisms of secretory granule biogenesis, apical sorting and regulated secretion of digestive enzymes in the acinar cells of the exocrine Pancreas. Using a proteomics-based approach for the identification and characterization of the peripheral proteins of the granule matrix. And employing different techniques for the localization of the identified proteins by immunocytochemistry and biochemical studies. In 2011 María returned to the University of Castilla-La Mancha to study the synaptic plasticity mechanisms in a mouse model of Parkinson?s disease. In 2012 she became a research technician in the Center Bioimaging Centre for Biomaterials and Regenerative Therapies (b.IMAGE) from INEB, where she is involved in the training of researchers in the in vitro equipment of the center, and in the development and set up of new techniques. Also she is focused in the study of the extracellular matrix in a mouse model of Parkinson?s disease.