Research
Research Assistant
March 2011 - Dec. 2011
Cajal Institute of Neuroscience, Spanish Research Council (CSIC).
- Analyzed the structure of brief awakenings during sleep in humans and zebrafish.

The ontogeny of sleep-wake cycles in zebrafish: a comparison to humans.
Sorribes A, Þorsteinsson H, Arnardóttir H, Jóhannesdóttir IH, Sigurgeirsson B, De Polavieja GG and Karlsson KÆ (2013). Front. Neural Circuits 7:178. doi: 10.3389/fncir.2013.00178

Graduate Research Fellow
March 2007 - Feb. 2011
Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain.
- Studied bursty, long tail distributions and found a link between bursty activity patterns and decision-making processes in genetically modified fruit flies. Developed tools to study long tail statistics in behavioral data.

The Origin of Behavioral Bursts in Decision-Making Circuitry.
Sorribes A, Armendariz BG, Lopez-Pigozzi D, Murga C, de Polavieja GG (2011). PLoS Comput Biol 7(6): e1002075. doi:10.1371/journal.pcbi.1002075

FlySiesta Analysis Suite 
Open-source analysis tool for activity and sleep data, from the Drosophila Activity Monitor System (TriKinetics Inc., Waltham, MA). The main focus is on burstiness analysis of inter-event intervals and bout durations, while still providing standard measures of activity and sleep patterns. An intuitive graphical user interface has been emphasized, to facilitate burstiness analysis for users with limited mathematical and/or programming background. Written and runs in Matlab.


Visiting Research Scholar
May - Sept. 2008
University of Toronto at Mississauga, Toronto, Canada
- A four month research visit in the laboratory of Prof. Marla Sokolowski. Studied fruit fly “personality” through aggression and mating experiments.
Undergraduate Researcher
Sept. 2005 - April 2006
Lund University, Lund, Sweden
- Research project visiting the lab of Dr G. de Polavieja, UAM, Madrid, Spain. Performed electrophysiological experiments and subsequent data analysis.

Age-IndependentSynaptogenesis by Phosphoinositide 3 Kinase.
Martín-Peña A, Acebes A, Rodríguez JR, Sorribes A, de Polavieja GG, Fernández-Fúnez P, Ferrús A (2006). Journal of Neuroscience, 26(40):10199-10208


Team Leadership
Project Leader for Student Housing Project
March 2012 - July 2013
Ideated, planned and executed a student housing project within set schedule, in collaboration with a partner. Especially responsible for the functional utilization of space and for the IT infrastructures.
Transferable skills include ability to prioritize, manage teams and effectively solve problems as they arise.


Student Government President
July 2004 - June 2005
Lunds Naturvetarkår (LUNA),  at Lund University
Full time paid officer of the natural sciences’ student government, representing the interest of 2000 students, working actively on policies to improve education quality and the work market transferability.

Volunteer Work
President of the Physics Students Chapter of LUNA, 2002 - 2003
Member of the Equal Rights Committee of LUNA, 2001 - 2002

Ombudsman
Aug. 2000 - July 2001
City of Malmö (Malmö Stad)
Part-time ombudsman for school matters for the City of Malmö (pop. ~300,000). Representing all the city's elementary students, in front of the municipal educational board.