Pedro Ferchmin

Ph.D. 1971, National Uni. of Cordoba, Argentina
ORCID #0000-0001-7340-3060
Academic Department(s)
Department of Biochemistry

Research Area
Neuroscience-Neuroprotection against delayed neurodegeneration

Research Interest
The study of the neuroprotective effect of cembranoids against the delayed neurodegeneration caused by organophosphorous (OP).

Dr. Ferchmin’s current research focuses on how to develop novel treatments for victims of industrial accidents, epilepsy and other neurological conditions. The brain depends on oxygen and glucose for survival. Stroke and other brain lesion produce immediate and delayed brain damage. The main culprit of this damage is the uncontrolled release of neurotransmitters by damaged neurons, which overstimulates other neurons that become damaged and start a vicious cycle called excitotoxicity. Chemicals, like insecticides, also damage the brain triggering excitotoxicity.

Contact Information
Universidad Central del Caribe
P.O. Box 60327
Bayamón, PR 00960-6032

Tel  (787) 798-3001 ext. 2033