2009 : Ph. D. Neuroscience, Pierre and Marie Curie University, Paris, France
2007: Master in Biomedical Research, Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona, Spain
2006 : Bachelor of Human Bioogy, Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona, Spain
Miriam obtained her PhD in Neuroscience from the University Pierre and Marie Curie (Paris) under the direction of Jean-Antoine Girault. She was awarded the EMBO Long-Term Fellowship to join the laboratory of Jürgen Götz at the University of Sydney and the University of Queensland where she studied age-related disorders of the basal ganglia circuitry. She then moved to the University of New South Wales where she established an independent line of research within the Decision Neuroscience Laboratory, for which she was awarded the 2020 Early Career Excellence Award from the Dean of Science (UNSW). Her research combines innovative high-throughput fluorescence microscopy and computational image analysis to understand how the functional architecture of the striatum encodes goal-directed learning and how its dysfunction impairs normal behaviour.
2020 : UNSW Dean of Science Early Career Excellence Award
2019 : UNSW's Vice-Chancellor's Childcare Support Fund for Women Researchers
2017 : Paxinos-Watson Award from the Australasian Neuroscience Society "to the most significant paper published by a Society member in 2016"
2021-2023 : ARC Discovery Project (Lead Invesigator) [DP210102700: $378,205]
2019-2021 : ARC Discovery Project (CI2) [DP190102511: $464,678]
2019-2021 : NHMRC New Investigator Project Grant (CIB) [APP1165990: $397,754.12]
2012 : Alzheimer's Australia Dementia Research Foundation (sole CI) [$50,000]
2011-2012 : Long-Term Postdoctoral Fellowship European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) [$150,000]