Astrid Zayas

Assistant Professor
Ph.D., 2009; Illinois Institute of Technology

Academic Department(s)
Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Research Area

Research Interest
Optic Properties of Muller Cells

Selected Publications
Unidirectional Photoreceptor-to-Muller Glia Coupling and Unique K+ Channel Expression in Caiman Retina.  Zayas-Santiago A, Agte S, Rivera Y, Benedikt J, Ulbrich E, Karl A,  Dávila J, Savvinov A, Kucheryavykh Y, Inyushin M, Cubano LA, Pannicke T, Veh RW, Francke M, Verkhrastsky A, Eaton MJ, Reichenbach A, Skatchkov SN.  PLoS One. 2014 May 15;9(5):e97155.
Relationship of stokes radius to the rate of diffusion across Bruch’s membrane. Zayas-Santiago A, Marmorstein AD, Marmorstein LY. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2011 Jul 1;52(7):4907-13.

Effects of inhibition of neuronal nitric oxide synthase on basal retinal blood flow regulation. Tummala SR, Benac S, Tran H, Vankawala A, Zayas-Santiago A, Appel A, Kang Derwent JJ. Exp Eye Res. 2009 Nov;89(5):801-9. 

Preservation of intact adult rat photoreceptors in vitro: study of dissociation techniques and the effect of light. Zayas-Santiago A, Kang Derwent JJ. Mol Vis. 2009;15:1-9. 
Scanning laser ophthalmoscope-particle tracking method to assess blood velocity during hypoxia and hyperoxia. Lorentz K, Zayas-Santiago A, Tummala S, Kang Derwent JJ. Adv Exp Med Biol. 2008;614:253-61.

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

Tel.: 798-3001 x 2059