Cristian joins the Bolam lab for about 3 months. He was born in Santiago de Chile. After the school, he studied aeronautic electronics in the Chilean Airforce Academy. In 1997 he left the airforce and worked in Lan Chile Airlines as an avionics specialist, team leader and supervisor. During this time his interest changed dramatically and in the 2004 began undergraduate studies in the University of Chile, in the Faculty of Science finishing my studies of Molecular Biotechnology Engineer in 2008. In 2009, in the same University and Faculty he started his graduate studies in the Molecular Biology and Neurosciences Doctoral program. He is now working on his doctoral thesis, which is related to the visual attentional capture mechanisms in birds. He will carry out electron microscopic analyses during his stay in Oxford.