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Congratulations to Carihann Dominicci-Cotto, Mariam Vazquez and Bruno Marie for their new paper in Frontiers in Synaptic Neuroscience

Congratulations to Carihann Dominicci-Cotto, Mariam Vazquez and Bruno Marie for their new paper in Frontiers in Synaptic Neuroscience: "The Wingless planar cell polarity pathway is essential for optimal activity-dependent synaptic plasticity"!!

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Alana Rivera, RCMI Neurogenetics and Bioimaging Services technician, presented a poster at the 31st annual Puerto RIco Neuroscience Conference

Alana Rivera, RCMI Neurogenetics and Bioimaging Services technician, presented a poster at the 31st annual Puerto Rico Neuroscience Conference. Bayamón, Puerto Rico; December 2, 2023.

Localization of neuropeptide Y expression in the nervous system of Biomphalaria glabrata, an intermediate host for schistosomiasis. Morales-Pagán N, Rolón-Martínez S, Vaasjo L, Rivera-Domínguez A, Bracho-Rincón D, Miller MW. Alana

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Dr. Jonathan Crooke-Rosado was awarded postdoctoral funding from the National Science Foundation

Dr. Jonathan Crooke-Rosado was awarded postdoctoral funding from the National Science Foundation for his project Host Manipulation by Parasites: Development of a Neurogenetic Model. This support will enable Dr. Crooke-Rosado to conduct collaborative research with Dr. Joshua Rosenthal at the Marine Biological Lab, Woods Hole MA, and Dr. Mark W. Miller at the Institute of Neurobiology. The funds were awarded under the NSF Partnerships in International Research and Education (PIRE) program.

 

New NIH R21 grant at UPR School of Medicine!

The Department of Anatomy & Neurobiology and the Department of Microbiology of the School of Medicine of the Medical Sciences Campus of the University of Puerto Rico are proud to announce that Associate Professors Dr. Demetrio Sierra Mercado and Dr. Filipa Godoy Vitorino, have been awarded an R21 research grant by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for a new collaborative project.

Roberto Reyes Maldonado successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis

August 26, 2022. Roberto Reyes Maldonado successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis: "Using a native insect species and its neuromuscular system as models for assessing benthic sediment toxicity in Puerto Rico: Chironomus sp. "Florida" (Diptera: Chironomidae)". Congratulations to Dr. Reyes Maldonado and his mentors Dr. Bruno Marie and Dr. Alonso Ramírez.

 

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