Juana Gallar


Full Professor
Ocular Neurobiology Group at the Institute for Neuroscience, UMH-CSIC
Physiology Department
Miguel Hernández University

Additional Information:
Physiology Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO Fellow, Gold level)
Society for Neuroscience
International Society for Eye Research
International Association for the Study of Pain
European Vision and Eye Research
Spanish Society of Neuroscience
Spanish Society for Medical Education

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Juana Gallar, MD, PhD, Professor of Physiology, leads the Ocular Neurobiology Group at the Instituto de Neurociencias (a Severo Ochoa Center of Excellence), where she was Deputy Director. She is interested in the neurophysiological basis of ocular pain and the pathophysiology of ocular somatosensory nerves in health and disease, combining basic science and clinical aspects. Her work, has contributed to obtain most of the available neurophysiological data about the functional types of ocular sensory receptors and their role in the genesis of sensations arising from the eye, as well as in the regulation of several ocular physiological functions.


  • Sensory physiology
  • Nociceptors
  • Cold thermoreceptors
  • Ocular pain