Investigador Doctor

Dr. Francisco Javier Navas Sánchez

Biologist. Research PhD candidate

Dr. Francisco Javier
Navas Sánchez


Biology Sciences; Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (2007)

PhD in Neuroscience; Universidad Complutense de Madrid (in course)

Francisco Javier Navas Sánchez (Male) is a last-year Ph.D student in the Neuroscience Program from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid. He developed their PhD activity in Neuroimaging techniques with a PFIS Grant from the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness and others. Their expertise lies in the field of advanced techniques in neuroimaging processing (Diffusion Tensor Imaging, functional MRI and structural T1-weighted data), neurobiology, development, etc. 

He has published three articles in first quartile journals in neuroscience. He also has some proceedings of various national and international congress.




Selected Publications

María Lacalle-Aurioles, Francisco J. Navas-Sánchez, Yasser Alemán-Gómez, Javier Olazarán, Juan Adán Guzmán-De-Villoria, Isabel Cruz-Orduña, José María Mateos-Pérez, Manuel Desco. 2015. The Disconnection Hypothesis in Alzheimer’s disease Studied through Multimodal MRI: Structural, Perfusion, and Diffusion Tensor Imaging. Journal of Alzheimer's Disease (Accepted).

Carmona S, Hoekzema E, Castellanos FX, García García D, Lage Castellanos A, Van Dijk KRA, Navas FJ, Martínez K, Desco M, Sepulcre J. Sensation-to-Cognition Cortical Streams in Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. Hum Brain Mapp:(in press).

Desco M, Navas-Sánchez FJ, Sánchez-González J, Reig S, Robles O, Franco C, Guzmán-de-Villoria JA, García-Barreno P, Arango C. 2011. Mathematically gifted adolescents use more extensive and more bilateral areas of the fronto-parietal network than controls during executive functioning and fluid reasoning tasks. Neuroimage 57:281-292.

Navas-Sánchez FJ, Alemán-Gómez Y, Sánchez-González J, Guzmán-de-Villoria JA, Franco C, Robles O, Arango C, Desco M. 2014. White Matter Microstructure Correlates of Mathematical Giftedness and Intelligence Quotient. Hum Brain Mapp 35:2619-2631.

Pina-Camacho L, Villero S, Fraguas D, Boada L, Janssen J, Navas-Sánchez FJ, Mayoral M, Llorente C, Arango C, Parellada M. 2012. Autism Spectrum Disorder: Does Neuroimaging Support the DSM-5 Proposal for a Symptom Dyad? A Systematic Review of Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Diffusion Tensor Imaging Studies. J Autism Dev Disord 42:1326-1341.



 Francisco Javier Navas Sánchez

 Laboratorio de Imagen Médica U.M.C.E.

 Hospital General Universitario Gregorio Marañón

 Dr Esquerdo 46, 28007 Madrid, Spain

 Phone : (+34) 91 426 50 47   Fax: (+34) 91 426 5108