Centro Interdisciplinario de Neurociencia de Valparaíso
Laboratory of Molecular Sensors
Principal Investigator: Dr. Carlos González
Ph.D. in Sciences, mention Neuroscience, Universida de Valparaíso, Chile (2016).
Master degree in Biochemistry, mention Immunology, University of Havana, Cuba (2008)
Bachelor degree in Biochemistry, University of Havana, Cuba (2004)
Address: Centro Interdisciplinario de Neurociencia de Valparaíso, Facultad de Ciencias,
Universidad de Valparaíso. Gran Bretaña 1111. Playa Ancha, Valparaíso-Chile.
Proteins are the ultimate responsible for biological function at the molecular level. I’ve always been fascinated by such bio-molecules, trying to understand how their function is determined by their structures. In few proteins the functional activity can be so directly and quantitatively measured as in ion channels. Ion channels constitute a family of membrane proteins present in all kingdom of life, playing vital and diverse roles.
Combining molecular biology and electrophysiological approaches with molecular and kinetic modeling, structural and computational biology, we are addressing unanswered issues regarding voltage-gated proton channel Hv1 gating and proton permeation, as well as connexin hemichannels regulation.