The program aims to develop research projects in frontiers of knowledge in severe mental disorders such as schizophrenia or obsessive compulsive disorder. This program includes the financing of research contracts for young female university graduates who want to obtain a Doctorate degree in Spain. The aim, on the one hand, is to advance in the knowledge of those disorders that still escape our understanding and, on the other, to end the glass ceiling with which female scientists are faced and which prevents them from aspiring, on equal conditions as men, to the direction of laboratories and research centers. The selected people will work in the Elena Pessino Gómez del Campo Neuroscience Laboratory (NEPGC) and will use epigenetic and cell reprogramming techniques (iPS cells).
The program is funded entirely by Jerry M. Lindzon, an American lawyer and philanthropist who is deeply involved in the development of science and equal opportunities. From here at the Canis Majoris Foundation, we thank you for the trust placed in us and we hope to offer results in the coming years that will help us to eradicate some of the most terrible mental illnesses of our time.