About me

Dr. J. Castro is the head of the Institute of Neuroscience at Hospital Clinic of Barcelona and full professor at the University of Barcelona. She has been the coordinator of the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Program at the Mental Health Research Network (CIBERSAM) for the last eight years and is the Principal Investigator of the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychology group at the IDIBAPS. She has extensive research experience in psychopathology, neuroimaging, cognition and genetics in child and adolescent samples and she is member of some of the most important Research Centers at national (CIBERSAM, IDIBAPS or the University of Barcelona) and international level (ECNP).

Featured publications

Featured Projects

  • FARMacogenética Aplicada para Predecir la REspuesta al tratamiento Del Primer Episodio Psicótico (Proyecto FARMAPRED-PEP)

    Principal investigator: Sergi Mas Herrero
    Funder: Instituto de Salud Carlos III
    Code: PMP21/00085
    Duration: 01/01/2023 - 31/12/2025
  • Running in the FAMILY. Undrestanding and predicting the intergenerational transmission of mental illness

    Principal investigator: Gisela Sugranyes Ernest
    Funder: European Commission
    Code: CE_HE_CH_21_1s21_RIA
    Duration: 01/01/2023
  • Clinical, cognitive, neuroimaging and epigenetic characteristics of children and adolescent offspring of patients diagnosed with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder: a predictive model of psychopathology and functioning at ten-year follow-up.

    Principal investigator: Josefina Castro Fornieles
    Funder: Fundació La Marató de TV3
    Code: TV3_SalutMental_21
    Duration: 01/01/2023
  • Interacción genética y ambiente en hijos de pacientes con esquizofrenia y trastrono bipolar

    Principal investigator: Josefina Castro Fornieles
    Funder: Instituto de Salud Carlos III
    Code: PI21/00519
    Duration: 01/01/2022
  • Early INtervention to improve Cognitve REserve in subjects At riSk and Early stages of psychosis (INCREASE)

    Principal investigator: Josefina Castro Fornieles
    Funder: Fundació de Recerca Clínic Barcelona-Institut d'Investigacions Biomèdiques August Pi i Sunyer
    Code: PI046550
    Duration: 01/01/2021