José Luis Ferran
Associate Professor at the Department of Human Anatomy and Psychobiology of the University of Murcia (Spain). He is a researcher in Murcia Institute for Biosanitary Research (IMIB), where he is the head of the functional genoarchitecture unit of the Research Group in Brain Regionalization and Development Genes. He is the author of many papers in this topic.

The brain of modern humans is the result of the evolution of a building plan (Bauplan) that began its design 500 hundred millions years ago. This evolutionary scenario provides the basis for studies that seek to understand what is «conserved» and what is «new» between different vertebrates.