Maite Mendioroz Iriarte (Pamplona, 1972) has a degree in Medicine and Surgery from the University of Navarra (1996) and specialized in neurology (MIR) at the Donostia Hospital. She continued her training at the Vall d'Hebron University Hospital- Research Institute (2006-2010), where she completed her doctoral thesis at the Autonomous University of Barcelona. From 2010-2012 she completed her training in neuroepigenetics with a stay as a Visiting Scientist at Columbia University (New York, United States).
Between 2010 and 2022, Mendioroz worked with the medical team of the Neurology Service of the University Hospital of Navarra (HUN) as Research coordinator in the area of neurodegenerative diseases. In this period, she combined healthcare activity with the leadership of the NeuroEpigenetics research Unit of Navarrabiomed, thanks to the Intensification Program of La Caixa Banking Foundation, Caja Navarra Banking Foundation and Navarrabiomed and the Carlos III Health Institute (ISCIII).
Throughout her career she has coached medical residents and has directed four doctoral theses and 12 national and international competitive projects that have resulted in 98 scientific publications. She participated in the evaluation of projects in the State Research Agency and as a panellist in technical evaluation commissions of the ISCIII.
She also has many recognitions and awards: Alberto Rábano National Award for the best thesis in neuroscience from the Romanillos Foundation (2011); in 2018 she was appointed an Honorary Member of the European Council of Doctors, TELVA Award for Sciences 2018 and ranked among the Top 100 Leading Women in Spain 2021.
In October 2022, Maite Mendioroz took on the Management of Navarrabiomed – Miguel Servet Foundation. At the same time, she retained her position as Principal Investigator of the Neuroepigenetics Unit of the centre.