• Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of California, Davis
  • Faculty at Institute of Pediatric Regenerative Medicine, University of California, Davis
  • Faculty at Shriners Hospital for Children, Sacramento
  • Faculty at the Institute for Medical Investigation of Neurodevelopmental Disorders (MIND), University of California, Davis
  • Center for Neuroscience Affiliate Faculty, University of California, Davis
  • CAMPOS Scholar, University of California, Davis
  • Director of the UCD FXTAS/FXS brain Biorepository and the Hispano-American brain bank for Neurodevelopmental disorders (CENE)


  • B.S. in Biology, Minor in General Biology, Major in Laboratory Medicine, Complutense University, Madrid, Spain (1993-98)
  • Ph.D. in Neuroanatomy. Department of Morphology, Autónoma University of Madrid, Spain (1998-02)
  • Postdoctoral training, Columbia University, NY, Developmental Neuroscience (2002-04)
  • Postdoctoral training, University of California, San Francisco, Institute for Regenerative Medicine. Developmental Neuroscience and Stem Cells (2004-07)
  • Postdoctoral training, University of California, Davis, M.I.N.D. Institute, Autism Research Training Program (2007-08)

UCD Graduate Programs

  • Biochemistry, Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology (BMCDB Program)
  • Neuroscience Program
  • Integrated Pathophysiology Program
  • Molecular, Cellular, and Integrative Physiology Program
  • Toxicology Program
  • Stem Cell Group

Academic Activities

Dr. Martínez-Cerdeño’s outreach activities are focused on achieving a positive diversity climate within the university and society. She participates in multiple activities to increase diversity among Faculty, Staff, and Students at the University. She is the founder and CEO of the non-profit “The Ventricular Foundation” that focuses on science outreach in the greater Sacramento area.