Miguel Méndez

 
ORCID #0000-0003-0079-4042    Miguel Mendez grande
B.S., University of Puerto Rico at Aguadilla
 
Academic Program
Ph.D. Cellular and Molecular Biology 
 
Department
Biochemistry
 
Publications
Méndez-González MP, Kucheryavykh YV, Zayas-Santiago A, Vélez-Carrasco W, Maldonado-Martínez G, Cubano LA, Nichols CG, Skatchkov SN, Eaton MJ.  Novel KCNJ10 variations compromise function of inwardly rectifying potassium channel 4.1 J Biol Chem. 2016 Feb 11. PMID: 26867573
 
Rivera-Aponte DE, Méndez-González M, Rivera-Pagan AF, Kucheryavykh YV, Kucheryavykh LY, Skatchkov SN, Eaton MJ. Hyperglycemia reduces functional expression of astrocytic Kir4.1 channels and glial glutamate uptake. Neuroscience. 2015 Sep 24. S0306-4522(15)00863-5. PMID: 26404875.
 
Presentations 
Méndez-González MP, Kucheryavykh YV, Zayas-Santiago A, Vélez-Carrasco W, Cubano LA, Skatchkov SN, Eaton MJ. “Novel KCNJ10 SNPs affect Kir4.1 Biophysical Properties and their Modulation by Spermine. SPINES Symposium. Chicago, IL. (October 2015)
 
Méndez-González MP, Kucheryavykh YV, Zayas-Santiago A, Vélez-Carrasco W, Cubano LA, Skatchkov SN, Eaton MJ. “Novel KCNJ10 SNPs affect Kir4.1 Biophysical Properties and their Modulation by Spermine. 2015 Neural Conference. Birmingham, AL (June 2015)
 
Méndez-González MP, Kucheryavykh YV, Zayas-Santiago A, Vélez-Carrasco W, Cubano LA, Skatchkov SN, Eaton MJ. “Novel KCNJ10 SNPs affect Kir4.1 Biophysical Properties and their Modulation by Spermine. XI International Interdisciplinary Scientific Research Congress (IX CIC). Santo Domingo, DR. (June 2015)
 
Méndez-González MP, Kucheryavykh YV, Zayas-Santiago A, Cubano LA, Skatchkov SN, Eaton MJ. SNPs in the KCNJ10 gene affect Kir4.1 channel function. 2nd Puerto Rico Cell Signaling Meeting. San Juan, PR (April 2015).
 
Méndez-Gónzalez M, Kucheryavykh Y, Zayas-Santiago A, Cubano LA, Skatchkov SN, Eaton MJ. Impaired Kir4.1 Channel Function Due to KCNJ10 Variations. 23rd Annual Puerto Rico Neuroscience Conference. Bayamón, PR (December 2014)
 
 
Awards:
*Awarded 2nd Place in the Poster Competition at the 2nd Puerto Rico Cell Signaling Meeting in San Juan, PR, which took place in April 2015. 
 
Travel Awards:
*June 2015 – NEURAL Conference Travel Awards – 2015 National Enhancement of Underrepresented Academic Leaders (NEURAL) Conference.
*Oct 2015 – SPINES Symposium Travel Award – SPINES Neuroscience Symposium
 
Currently Status:
*Assistant Professor – University of Puerto Rico at Aguadilla