Ramon Jorquera

Assistant Professor
Ph.D., 2007, Austral University of Chile

Academic Department(s)
Neuroscience

Research Area
Ion Channels
Short-Term-Plasticity
Synaptic Transmission
Vesicle Trafficking

Research Interest
Neural Computation, Short-Term Plasticity, Synaptic Memory, Nerve and Muscle Excitability, Vesicle Fusion, Neuro-Developments, Non-Classical Synapses, Animal Behavior, General Physiology and Biophysics.

Selected Publications
Complexin controls spontaneous and evoked neurotransmitter release by regulating the timing and properties of synaptotagmin activity. Jorquera RA, Huntwork-Rodriguez S, Akbergenova Y, Cho RW, Littleton JT. J Neurosci. 2012 Dec 12;32(50):18234-45.

Abnormal synaptic vesicle biogenesis in Drosophila synaptogyrin mutants. Stevens RJ, Akbergenova Y, Jorquera RA, Littleton JT. J Neurosci. 2012 Dec 12;32(50):18054-67, 18067a.

Differential regulation of evoked and spontaneous neurotransmitter release by C-terminal modifications of complexin. Buhl LK, Jorquera RA, Akbergenova Y, Huntwork-Rodriguez S, Volfson D, Littleton JT. Mol Cell Neurosci. 2013 Jan;52:161-72.

A presynaptic endosomal trafficking pathway controls synaptic growth signaling. Rodal AA, Blunk AD, Akbergenova Y, Jorquera RA, Buhl LK, Littleton JT. The Journal of Cell Biology. 2011. Apr 4; 193 (1):201-17.

Dmob4 associates with Protein Phosphatase 2A and regulates synapse formation, axonal transport, and microtubule stability. Schulte J, Sepp K, Jorquera RA, Wu C, Song Y, Hong P, Littleton JT. The Journal of Neuroscience. 2010 Apr 14;30(15):5189-203


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

Tel.: 798-3001 x2166
e-mail: ramon.jorquera@uccaribe.edu