Physiology, clinical and/or translational research
1. Studing the regulation of transporters located in astrocytes that control the excess/lack of some vitally important neuroamines, particulary-dopamine. Using a patch-clamp electrophysiology methods combined with live imaging and confocal imaging we study the activity and the distribution of transporters in astrocytes, we hope to understand the pathways and processes of uptake control in astrocytes, and the methods to influence them.
Project title: Astrocyte uptake of dopamine after L-DOPA medication.
2. Studying the systemic source of Beta-amyloid peptides in different health complications, like cancers, stroke, glaucoma, Parkinson and Alzheimer deseases, multiple sclerosis. Using a patch-clamp electrophysiology methods combined with live imaging and confocal imaging we hope to understand the mechanism of AB accumulation and control it. We work in collaboration with other laboratories in UCC – Dr. Astrid Zayas, Dr. Lilia Kucheryavykh, Dr. Yancy Ferrer, Dr. Legier Rojas. Project title: Beta-amyloid accumulation in Parkinson desease.
3. Studying the mechanism of optical transparency in vivo of different animal tissues. We apply chemical and genetic methods to reduce tissue scattering and adsorption in visible spectrum. Project title: Optical transparency in vivo.
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Bayamón, PR 00960-6032
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