I was born and raised in Mexico City. I obtained a Bachelor in Psychology from the National Autonomus University of Mexico (UNAM). I have a M.Sc and a Ph.D in Neuroscience from the University of Lethbridge. My graduate work focused on characterizing behavioural and structural changes associated with brain injury, plasticity and recovery of function.
During my postdoctoral studies at the University of Western Ontario I worked on projects related to human perception and action. I joined the University of Lethbridge in 2009 as a Canada Research Chair. My research in healthy and neurological populations is aimed at understanding sensorimotor integration and control, cognitive and motor interactions, and development of sensorimotor functions.