Neurodegenerative Diseases Unit, Neurology Service, Hospital Germans Trias I Pujol, Badalona, Spain.
Dr Vilas, MD degree from the University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain, obtained her neurological training in 2011 at the Neurology Department in Hospital Germans Trias I Pujol, Badalona, Barcelona, Spain. From September 2011 to October 2015 she worked as a Neurologist in the Movement Disorders Unit of the Neurology Department in Hospital Clinic de Barcelona. Since October 2015 she is a neurologist of the Neurodegenerative Diseases Unit in Hospital Germans Trias I Pujol, Spain. Dr Vilas research interest have centered on movement disorders and particularly in the study of genetics of Parkinson disease. She was working in the study of the asymptomatic individuals carrying Parkinson’s disease-causative mutations in the LRRK2 gene, encoding the leucine-rich repeat kinase 2. She has been investigator of the LRRK2 Cohort Consortium funded by the Michael J Fox Foundation. In 2016 she obtained her PhD degree with the study entitled: “Clinical biochemical and neuroimaging characterization of LRRK2 mutations associated to Parkinson’s disease and its prodromal phase”. Her actual research interest is centered in Neurodegenerative diseases, specially Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease.