Postdoctoral Researchers

 

Alberto Martin

Postdoc scientist, Dlab group member under Tomás Pérez-Acle. Degree in Biology at Universidad Autonoma de Madrid (Spain, 2003), MsC in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology at Universidad Complutense de Madrid (Spain, 2004), PhD in Computer Science at University College of Dublin (Ireland, 2009). Currently working in gene regulatory networks inference and graph representation of biological data.

Alex Vielma

Postdoctoral researcher. He works in the Sensorial Physiology laboratory of Oliver Schmachtenberg (CINV) in collaboration with Marco Fuenzalida at “Centro de Neurobiología y Plasticidad Cerebral” (CNPC). Biochemist at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso (2006). PhD in Neuroscience, Universidad de Valparaíso (2013). Currently studying the inhibitory modulation of the light responses in OFF bipolar cells of the retina. 

Amaury Pupo

Postdoctoral researcher at the Interdisciplinary Center for Neuroscience of Valparaiso, working in the laboratory of Molecular Sensors under the supervision of Dr. Carlos González. Bachelor degree in Biochemistry (2004) at the University of Havana, Cuba, Master in Biochemistry, mention Immunology (2008, University of Havana) and PhD in Sciences, mention Neuroscience (2016, Universidad de Valparaiso, Chile). Currently he is focused on the study of the structure-function relationship of voltage-gated proton channel Hv1 and connexin hemichannels, combining electrophysiological techniques with Bioinformatics and Computational Biology.

Angelina Palacios

Postdoctoral researcher at the Interdisciplinary Center of Neuroscience of Valparaíso in the laboratory of Neurogenetics of Behavior and Development in Drosophila melanogaster of John Ewer (CINV). Biochemist at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso (2007). PhD in Neuroscience, Universidad de Valparaíso (2015). Currently investigating the role of second messengers in the circadian regulation of eclosion behavior in the fruit fly, Drosophila melanogaster. Also, I am investigating how the clock neurons or “master clock” localized in the central nervous system are coupled to others peripheral pacemakers to produce a daily rhythm of emergence of the fly.

Arlek González

Postdoctoral researcher at the Interdisciplinary Center of Neuroscience of Valparaiso in the laboratory of Ana Maria Cárdenas. Biochemist at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaiso (2007). PhD in Neuroscience, Universidad de Valparaíso (2013). Currently investigating the role of Dynamin.2 (Dyn-2) on the actin cytoskeleton dynamics and GLUT4 trafficking in muscle cells evaluating the impact of some Centronuclear Myopathy-causing Dyn-2 mutations on these processes.

Alvaro Ardiles

Postdoctoral researcher at the Interdisciplinary Center for Neuroscience of Valparaiso. He works in the laboratory of Agustín Martínez. Biochemist at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso (2006). PhD in Neuroscience, Universidad de Valparaíso (2011). Investigate the role of Pannexin 1 channels in synaptic function. 

Audry Fernández

Postdoctoral researcher at the Molecular Sensors Lab of the CINV, under the supervision of Dr. Carlos González. Bachelor degree in Biochemistry (2004), Master degree in Biochemistry, mention Immunology (2008) and PhD in Biological Sciences (2014) at the University of Havana, Cuba. Currently studying the expression and functional role of proton channel Hv1 on important immune cells within the tumor microenvironment. 

Carla Alvarez

Postdoctoral researcher at the Núcleo Milenio de Enfermedades Neuropsiquiátricas NU-MIND and Centro Interdisciplinario de Neurociencia de Valparaíso in the Synaptic Physiology and Neuromodulation Lab, of Dr. Andrés Chávez. Bachelor Degree in Biological Science, Neurobiology Specialization, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, España (2010). Ph.D. in Science, Mention in Neuroscience, Universidad de Valparaíso, Chile (2015). The main investigation area is Neuromodulation of Synaptic Function.   

Germán Miño

Postdoctoral Researcher at Centro Interdisciplinario de Neurociencia de Valparaíso, and at Centro de Bioinformática y Biología Integrativa (UNAB), with professors Carlos González y Fernando González as advisors, respectively. Bachelor in Biochemistry in Universidad de Chile (1998), PhD in Molecular Physical Chemistry (2010) in Universidad Andrés Bello. Postdoctoral resident, in Facultad de Ciencias Universidad de Chile (2011-2013, Fondecyt 3110149). Currently he works studying the quantum mechanical basis of proton permeation of Hv1 channel 

Gustavo Contreras

Postdoctoral Researcher, member of the laboratory of molecular sensors under the supervision of Dr. Carlos González. Biomedical Engineering at the University of Valparaíso (Chile, 2008), Doctor of Science at the University of Valparaíso (Chile, 2009). Currently working on the molecular mechanisms underlying the inhibition of Ca2 + currents. 

Hans Moldenhauer

Postdoctoral researcher at the Interdisciplinary Center of Neuroscience of Valparaiso, under the supervision of Dr. David Naranjo. Degree in Biochemistry (2009), Biochemist (2009) from the Austral university and Doctor in Science mention in Neuroscience (2015) from the Valparaíso university. Currently working on the regulation of the expression mechanisms of the voltagedependent potassium channels (VGKC) in vivo.

 Isaac García

Postdoctoral researcher at the Molecular Sensors Lab under the advisor of Dr Carlos González. Bachelor in Science (Universidad de Chile), Medical Technologist (Universidad de Chile) and PhD in Sciences (Universidad de Valparaíso). Currently working on the molecular determinants of the voltage dependence of connexin. 

Javier Alvarez

Postdoctoral researcher at the CINV, working at the Neurogenetics of Behavior and Development laboratory, under the supervision of Dr. John Ewer. Javier is Aquaculture Engineer and Master in Marine Science by the Universidad Católica del Norte, Chile. He is a PhD in Marine, Estuarine and Environmental Science by the University of Maryland (UMD) & the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES), USA. His doctoral specialization and research was in the field of physiology and molecular biology at the Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology at Baltimore, USA. Currently, his research interest is over the role of Ecdysis Triggering Hormone, Eclosion Hormone and receptors involved in Drosophila ecdysis. 

Justin Flaven

Postdoctoral researcher at the CINV, working at the Development and Neurogenetics laboratory under the supervision of Dr. John Ewer. he has a Bachelors Degree in neurophysiology and a Masters Degree in Behavioral Neurosciences by the Universities of Lyon1 and Toulouse 3 (France). he did his PhD in behavioral Neurosciences at the Center for Food and taste sciences finishing in 2014 and he currently studies the role of the neurohormone bursicon on Drosophila melanogaster pigmentation. He also uses the recently developed CRISPR technique to target some neuropeptides receptors involved in fly ecdysis behaviors. 

Karel Mena

Postdoctoral Researcher, at Centro Interdisciplinario de Neurociencia de Valparaíso, in the Laboratory of electrophysiology with professor Carlos Gonzalez as advisors. Degree in Biochemistry at Universidad de la Habana (Cuba, 2002), M.Sc. Analysis and Environmental Technology at Superior Institute of Aplied Sciences and Technology (InsTec), Cuba (Year 2006), PhD. in Molecular Physical Chemistry at Universidad Andres Bello (Chile, 2015). Currently he work in applying the computational biology tools, to elucidate the molecular basis of calcium binding sites to connexin 46 (Cx46).

Karen Castillo

Postdoctoral Researcher at the Centro Interdisciplinario de Neurociencia de Valparaíso. Bachelor in Science (2003), Molecular Biotechnology Engineer (2005) and PhD in Molecular, Cell Biology and Neuroscience (2008), University of Chile. With Carlos Gonzalez as advisor, currently works in the Molecular Sensors Laboratory studying the mechanisms responsible for the modulation of the voltage sensor domain in BK channels by auxiliary subunits and physiologically relevant molecules. 

Kesheng Xu

Postdoctoral researcher at the Interdisciplinary Center for Neuroscience of Valparaiso (CINV) with Prof. Patricio Orio. Bachelor degree in  physics  from  Anqing Normal University (China,2008). Master degree in theoretical physics from Guangxi Normal University (China,2011). Ph.D in theoretical physics from East China Normal University(China,2015). He currently studies the dynamics of chaotic models of neurons and neural networks.

Pavel Prado

Postdoctoral Fellow at the Laboratory of Intercellular Communication, CINV.  B.Sc. in Biology from the University of Havana, Cuba (2000); M.Sc. in Animal Physiology from the University of Havana (2006); Ph.D. in Health Science from the University of Medical Sciences, Havana (2013). My research focuses on the basic mechanisms of genetic deafness associated to mutations in connexin 26. Studies are performed under the supervision of Prof. Agustín D. Martínez.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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