Researchers

Ana-maria-cardenasAna María Cárdenas:

Professor, Institute of Neuroscience, Universidad de  Valparaiso and researcher at the Interdisciplinary Center for Neuroscience of Valparaiso. Coordinator of Graduate Studies and Research, Faculty of Sciences of the U. Valparaiso. Board Member of the PhD program in Neuroscience at the U. Valparaiso. PhD in Pharmacology U. Complutense de Madrid (1988). Investigate the molecular mechanisms of the release of neurotransmitters and hormones combining high-resolution electrophysiological techniques and biotechnology.

Andrea Calixto

Assistant Professor, Center for Genomics and Bioinformatics, Universidad Mayor researcher at the Interdisciplinary Center for Neuroscience of Valparaiso. Board Member of the Ph.D. Program in Integrative Genomics, Universidad Mayor. PhD. Columbia University, USA (2008). Investigates the role of specific bacterial dietary molecules in C. elegans behavior and neurodegeneration, using transcriptomics and metabolomics analysis coupled to in vivo validation of candidates.

Andrés Chávez

Associate Professor, Department of Neuroscience, University of Valparaiso and researcher at the Interdisciplinary Center for Neuroscience of Valparaiso. Ph.D. University of Valparaiso, Chile (2007). Investigate the cellular and molecular events by which endogenous neuromodulators tune synaptic efficacy at excitatory and inhibitory synapses using a combination of electrophysiology, optogenetics, and cellular biology approaches.

john-ewerJohn Ewer:

Professor, Institute of Neuroscience, Universidad de  Valparaiso and researcher at the Interdisciplinary Center for Neuroscience of Valparaiso. Director of PhD Program in Neuroscience, University of Valparaíso – Associate Professor, Dept. of Entomology. Cornell University, USA. Ph. In Biology (1991) Brandeis U. USA. Investigate the regulation of behavior and physiology by neuropeptides combining genetics and biotechnology, using insects as a model.


Carlos González:

Professor, Institute of Neuroscience, Universidad de  Valparaiso and researcher at the Interdisciplinary Center for Neuroscience of Valparaiso. PhD, U. of Chile (2004). Investigate the structure and function of potential-dependent channels: proton and potassium channels.

danilo-gonzalesDanilo González:

Professor at the University Andres Bello and researcher at the Interdisciplinary Center for Neuroscience of Valparaiso. Director of the Center for Bioinformatics and Integrative Biology (CBIB) at the University Andres Bello. Doctor in Chemistry at the University of Santiago de Chile.

ramon-latorreRamón Latorre :

Director of the Interdisciplinary Center for Neuroscience of Valparaiso. Professor, Institute of Neuroscience, Universidad de  Valparaiso and researcher at the Interdisciplinary Center for Neuroscience of Valparaiso. Associate Scholar, University of Chicago – Professor, University of California, Los Angeles, USA. Board Member of the Academy of Sciences of Latin America and Foreign Member of the National Academy of Sciences, USA.

agustin-d-martinezAgustín Martínez:

Associate Professor, Institute of Neuroscience, Universidad de  Valparaiso and researcher at the Interdisciplinary Center for Neuroscience of Valparaiso. Director of the Master’s  Program in Neuroscience at the University of Valparaiso. Deputy Director of the Department of Neuroscience. Doctor in Biological Sciences Physiology of the Pontificia U. Católica de Chile. Investigate the relationship between structure and function of connexins, protein subunits forming hemichannels and gap junctions by fluorescence microscopy techniques, imaging and biotechnology. 

Pablo Moya:

Associate Professor, Institute of Physiology, Universidad de Valparaíso and researcher at the Interdisciplinary Center for Neuroscience of Valparaiso. Ph in Biomedical Sciences, Universidad de Chile. His lab investigates the molecular basis of mood and anxiety disorders, combining psychiatric genetics, bewhavioral pharmacology and transgenic animal models.

David Naranjo:

Professor, Institute of Neuroscience, Universidad de  Valparaiso and researcher at the Interdisciplinary Center for Neuroscience of Valparaiso – Doctor of Science, University of Chile (1991). Investigate the structure- function relationship of proteins that form voltage sensitive ion channels using toxins as structural probes by combining high resolution electrophysiological techniques with biotechnology and advanced numerical analysis.

alan-neelyAlan Neely:

Professor, Institute of Neuroscience, Universidad de  Valparaiso and researcher at the Interdisciplinary Center for Neuroscience of Valparaiso. President of the Society for Neuroscience, Chile – Visiting Assistant Professor – D. of Physiology – Texas Tech U. H.S.C. Ph.D. in Biology (1990). Florida State University-USA. Investigate the molecular mechanisms regulating function and expression of protein forming ion channels using high resolution  electrophysiological techniques with biotechnology and advanced numerical analysis.

patricio-orioPatricio Orio:

Assistant Professor, Institute of Neuroscience, Universidad de  Valparaiso and researcher at the Interdisciplinary Center for Neuroscience of Valparaiso. PhD, U. of Chile (2004). Director of Biophysics and Computational Biology PhD Program at University of Valparaíso. Develops and investigates mathematical models to help understand the behavior of sensory neurons and neural networks.

adrian-palaciosAdrián Palacios:

Professor, Institute of Neuroscience at the Universidad de Valparaiso, Researcher at the Interdisciplinary Center for Neuroscience of Valparaiso, and the Institute of Complex Systems of Valparaiso (www.iscv.cl). Work on the visual system studying how the retinal neural network encode natural scenes, using multi electrodes array (256) for ganglion cell population recording. Also works in a natural model of Alzheimer disease using behavior and physiology to follow the development of biomakers during aging.

Tomás Pérez-Acle:

Associate Investigator, Director of the Laboratory for Computational Biology (DLab), Center for Mathematical Modeling (CMM), Faculty of Physical Sciences and Mathematics, University of Chile. Collaborating Investigator of the Fundación Ciencia para la Vida. Research Associate at the Interdisciplinary Center for Neuroscience of Valparaiso. Biologist of the  University of Concepción (1992), Doctor (PhD) in Biotechnology, University Andres Bello (2007). Area of research: Development of multiscale models for studying complex phenomena in biological systems using mathematical tools and high performance computing.

juan-carlos-saezJuan Carlos Sáez:

Professor, Department of Physiology, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (PUCC). Deputy Director of the Interdisciplinary Center for Neuroscience of Valparaiso. Visiting Professor, Department of Neuroscience, Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Director of Physiology in the Doctoral Program of Biological Sciences, PUCC. Assistant Director of the Neuroscience Center of the PUCC.  Investigate of the function and regulation of channels formed by connexins or panexins in cells of the nerve and immune systems.

oliver-schmachtenbergOliver Schmachtenberg:

Full Professor, Institute of Neuroscience, University of  Valparaiso and researcher at the Interdisciplinary Center for Neuroscience of Valparaiso. Director, Department of Neuroscience at the University of Valparaiso. Ph.D. of the U. Hannover – Germany (2001). Investigate mechanisms of transduction and sensory coding in the retina and the olfactory system of fish.

kathleen-whitlockKathleen Whitlock:

Professor,  Institute of Neuroscience, Universidad de  Valparaiso and researcher at the Interdisciplinary Center for Neuroscience of Valparaiso. Assistant Professor Dept. of Molecular Biology & Genetics, Cornell University, USA. Ph.D in Zoology (1993) U. of Washington USA. Investigate the molecular mechanisms that regulate the formation of the nervous system by combining techniques of developmental biology, genetics and behavior, using the zebrafish as a model.