Sonia Villapol, Ph.D.

Georgetown University Medical Center

New Research Building, EG17
3970 Reservoir Rd, NW
                        Washington, DC 20057                  

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    I graduated from the University of Santiago of Compostela, Spain in 2002 with a Bachelor´s degree in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, and received my Master´s degree and Ph.D. in Neuroscience from the Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain in 2007. Starting in 2007, I was working as a postdoctoral fellow at CNRS in the University Pierre and Marie Curie VI and at INSERM in Paris, France; and at NIH and USUHS/Center for Neuroscience and Regenerative Medicine in Bethesda, MD. In 2014, I joined to Georgetown University where I am currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Neuroscience.

    I am an Assistant Professor 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, neuroinflammation 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.

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