Yancy Ferrer

Assistant ProfessorPicture-Yancy-in-Lab-II
Ph.D., 2013; University of Puerto Rico at Rio Piedras
ORCID #0000-0001-6489-3272
Academic Department(s)
Research Area
Neuroscience, Molecular Biology and Cancer Therapeutics
Research Interest

Dr. Ferrer research project is to define the specific contribution of astrocytes in ischemic stroke and elucidate mechanisms by which their reactivity can be regulated. Her laboratory uses primary cell cultures of astrocytes, mouse models of ischemic stroke, western blots, ELISA, immunohistochemistry, among other molecular biology techniques. Investigating the molecular mechanisms that lead to astrocyte reactivity upon neuroinflammation will lead to the discovery of targets for the development of effective treatments after a stroke.

Contact Information
Universidad Central del Caribe
P.O. Box 60327
Bayamón, PR 00960-6032
Tel.: (787) 798-3001 x2165
e-mail: yancy.ferrer@gmail.com