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Sonia Villapol, Ph.D.


Georgetown University Medical Center


New Research Building, EG17
3970 Reservoir Rd, NW
                        Washington, DC 20057                  
    Contact:
     svillapol@gmail.com 




    BIO

  • B.S., Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, University of Santiago de Compostela (USC), Compostela, 2002.
  • Ph.D., Neuroscience, Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB), Barcelona, 2007.
  • Post-Doctoral Training: 
    • CNRS and INSERM, Université Pierre and Marie Curie VI, Paris, 2007-2010.
    • USUHS and National Institutes of Health-Center for Neuroscience and Regenerative Medicine (CNRM), Bethesda, MD. 2010-2014.
  • Research Assistant Profesor, Georgetown University, Washington DC, 2014-present.





    I am an Assistant Professor on the research track in the Department of Neuroscience at Georgetown University Medical Center. 

   My research interests are mainly focused on the elucidating of mechanisms of cell death, gliosis, inflammation and neurogenesis via several models of brain damage (excitotoxicity, ischemia and trauma), and how inflammatory mediators connect the brain with the periphery. To date, my research has mainly been dedicated towards the development of novel therapeutics to repair the brain after damage, focusing on endogenous inhibitors of apoptosis, nitric oxide, melatonin or angiotensin II receptor inhibitors and exploiting their protective roles in the brain.


    Son Profesora de Neurociencias na Universidade de Georgetown en Washington DC (EEUU). Bióloga molecular de formación pola Universidade de Santiago de Compostela no ano 2003, e Doutora en Neurociencias pola Universidade Autónoma de Barcelona no ano 2007. Traballei coma investigadora postdoutoral en laboratorios do Centro Nacional da Investigación científica (CNRS) da Universidade Pierre e Marie Curie VI e no Instituto Nacional de sanidade e investigación médica (INSERM) do Hospital Robert Debré, en París (Francia). No ano 2010 trasladeime a EEUU, onde realicei investigacións nos Institutos Nacionais de Salude (NIH) e no Centro de Neurociencias e Medicina Rexenerativa, en Maryland (EEUU). As miñas investigacións neurocientíficas centranse no estudio de danos cerebrais, tanto infartos cerebrais, coma traumatismos, experimentando distintos tratamentos reparadores. Apaixoame o estudio do cerebro e os seus mecanismos de resposta a múltiples procesos.



 

© 2017, Sonia Villapol. Last updated  05/01/2017.

 

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