Alumni

Former Post-Doctoral Fellows & Young Investigators

(University of Lausanne/Universidad de Chile)

Janos Peli

Academic Degree: MBA at University of Lausanne.
Dates: 1999 – 2000 (University of Lausanne, Switzerland)
Current Position: Consultant evaluating the fundability of start-up companies in Biotechnology

Mario Parraga

Academic Degree: PhD in Sciences with mention at Molecular Biology, Autonomous University of Madrid
Lab Dates: 2003 – 2004 (Universidad de Chile)
Current Position: Faculty position at the University of Valparaiso since September, 2004
Contact: mario.parraga@uv.cl

Julio Tapia

Academic Degree: PhD in Biomedical Sciences
Lab Dates: 2003 – 2007 (Universidad de Chile)
Current Position: Faculty position at the ICBM, Universidad de Chile since January 2008
Contact: jtapia@med.uchile.cl

Juan Villena

Academic Degree: PhD in Biological Sciences, Autonomous University of Barcelona
Lab Dates: 2004 – 2006 (Universidad de Chile)
Current Position: Faculty position at the University of Valparaiso since March 2006
Contact: juan.villena@uv.cl

Mauricio Henríquez

Academic Degree: MSc in Biological Sciences; PhD in Biomedical Sciences.
Lab Dates: 2006 – 2009 (Universidad de Chile)
Current Position: Faculty position at the ICBM, Universidad de Chile since January 2009
Contact: mhenriqu@med.uchile.cl

Vicente Torres

Academic Degree: PhD in Biochemistry
Lab Dates: 2006 (Universidad de Chile)
Current Position: Associate Professor, Institute for Research in Dental Sciences, Facultad de Odontología, Universidad de Chile, since March 2011
Contact: vatorres@odontologia.uchile.cl

Manuel Valenzuela

Academic Degree: PhD in Biomedical Sciences.
Lab Dates: 2009 – 2011 (short post-doc, Universidad de Chile); 2014 – 2015 (young investigator in the laboratory)
Current Position: Faculty position at the Universidad Central, Chile since March 2016
Contact: mavalenzuela@med.uchile.cl

Denisse Bravo

Academic Degree: PhD in Biochemistry
Lab Dates: 2009 – 2011 (short post-doc, Universidad de Chile)
Current Position: Faculty position in the Faculty of Odontology, Universidad de Chile since March 2011.
Contact: denbravo@uchile.cl

Raúl Lagos Cabré

Academic Degree: Bachelor of Biological Sciences; MSc Biological Sciences; PhD in Biological Sciences, Mention Physiology
Contact: rclagos@uc.cl

Areli M. Cárdenas Oyarzo

Profession & Academic Degree: Medical Technologist with mention Clinical Laboratory, Hematology and Blood Bank; PhD in Sciences with mention at Cellular and Molecular Biology, UACh
Contact: arelicardenas0@gmail.com

Jimena Victoria Castillo Bennett

Profession & Academic Degree: Medical doctor; PhD in Biological Sciences, Universidad Nacional de Cuyo
Contact: arelicardenas0@gmail.com

Andrea Orellana Manzano

Profession & Academic Degree: Pharmaceutical Chemist; PhD in Pharmacology, Universidad de Chile
Contact: andreia.orellana@gmail.com

Natalia Díaz Valdivia

Profession & Academic Degree: Biochemist; PhD in Biochemistry, Universidad de Chile
Contact: nataliadiazvaldivia@gmail.com

Former PhD students

Cesar Cárdenas

Profession: Medical Technologist, PhD in Biomedical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Chile
Lab Dates: 2001-2005
Current Position: Faculty Position, Faculty of Medicine, University of Chile.
Contact: jcardenas@med.uchile.cl

Margarita Montoya

Profession: Biochemist, PhD in Biomedical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Chile.
Lab Dates: 2001-2005
Current Position: Faculty position, Faculty of Sciences, University of Santiago de Chile
Contact: margarita.montoya@usach.cl

Tamara Hermosilla Bellenger

Profession: Veterinary Doctor, PhD in Biomedical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Chile
Lab Dates: 2001-2005
Current Position: Research Assistant, Faculty of Medicine, University of Chile
Contact: thermosillabellenger@gmail.com

Vicente Torres Gómez

Profession: Biochemist, PhD in Biochemistry, Faculty of Chem. & Pharmac. Sciences, University of Chile
Lab Dates: 2006 (Universidad de Chile)
Current Position: Associate Professor, Institute for Research in Dental Sciences, Facultad de Odontología, Universidad de Chile, since March 2011
Contact: vatorres@odontologia.uchile.cl

Ana María Avalos Alfaro

Profession: Biochemist, PhD in Biochemistry, Faculty of Chem. & Pharmac. Sciences, University of Chile
Lab Dates: 2002-2006
Current Position: Teaching appointments, University Mayor and University of Chile

Genaro Barrientos

Profession: Biochemist, PhD in Sciences with mention at Cellular and Molecular Biology and Neurosciences, Faculty of Sciences, University of Chile
Lab Dates: 2003-2007
Current Position: Faculty Position, Faculty of Medicine, University of Chile.

Alvaro Lladser

Profession: Biotechnologist, PhD in Biomedical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Chile
Lab Dates: 2003-2007
Current Position: Head, Laboratory of Gene Immunotherapy, Fundación Ciencia & Vida
Contact: alvaro.lladser@gmail.com

Francisco Moraga

Profession: Biochemist, PhD in Biochemistry, Faculty of Chem. & Pharmac. Sciences, University of Chile
Lab Dates: 2004-2008
Current Position: Teaching appointment, University Mayor

Manuel Valenzuela

Profession: Biotechnologist, PhD in Biomedical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Chile
Lab Dates: 2005-2009
Current Position: Research Scientist Position, Faculty of Medicine, University of Chile.
Contact: mavalenzuela@med.uchile.cl

Diego Rodríguez

Profession: Biotechnologist, PhD in Biomedical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Chile
Lab Dates: 2005-2009
Current Position: post-doctoral fellow USA

Jorge Gutiérrez

Profession: Biochemist, PhD in Biomedical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Chile
Lab Dates: 2005-2009
Current Position: post-doctoral fellow USA

Rodrigo Herrera-Molina

Profession: Biochemist, PhD in Biomedical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Chile.
Lab Dates: 2006 – 2009
Current Position: Research Associate, Leibnitz Institute for Neurobiology, Magdeburg, Germany
Contact: rohemo70@hotmail.com

Alejandra Valdivia

Profession: Biologist, PUC; PhD in Biomedical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Chile.
Lab Dates: 2007-2010
Current Position: Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Emory, Atlanta, USA.
Contact: avaldivi@uc.cl

Adam Aguirre

Profession: Veterinary Doctor, PhD in Biochemistry, Faculty of Chem. & Pharmac. Sciences, University of Chile
Lab Dates: 2009-2011
Current Position: postdoctoral fellow, Catholic University of Chile
Contact: aaducler @yahoo.es

Lorena Lobos

Profession: Biochemist, PhD in Biochemistry, Faculty of Chem. & Pharmac. Sciences, University of Chile.
Lab Dates: 2008-2011
Current Position: Research Scientist position, Fundación Ciencia & Vida
Contact: lorotae@gmail.com

Paulina Ormazabal

Profession: Medical Technologist, PhD in Biomedical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Chile
Lab Dates: 2008-2011
Current Position: Faculty position, Catholic University of the Maule Region
Contact: pormazabal@ucm.cl

Jaime Gonzalo Fernández

Profession: Medical Doctor, Surgeon, PhD in Biomedical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Chile
Lab Dates: 2008-2012
Current Position: Staff position Hospital JJ Aguirre; Research assistant position Faculty of Medicine, University of Chile
Contact: gonzafer@gmail.com

Lorena Aguilar

Profession: Veterinary Doctor, PhD in Biochemistry, Faculty of Chem. & Pharmac. Sciences, University of Chile
Lab Dates: 2008-2012
Current Position: postdoctoral fellow, University of Chile
Contact: ena_vet@yahoo.com

Sergio Wehinger

Profession: Medical Technologist, University of Talca, PhD in Biomedical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Chile
Lab Dates: 2010 – 2014
Current Position: Faculty Position, University of Talca
Contact: stevefoxster@gmail.com

Carlos Sanhueza

Profession: Biochemist, PhD in Pharmacology, Faculty of Chem. & Pharmac. Sciences, University of Chile.
Lab Dates: 2010 – 2013
Current Position: Postdoctoral Fellow, Faculty of Biological Sciences, P.Catholic University.
Contact: csanhuezamunoz@gmail.com

Milene Kong Rojas

Profession: Medical Technologist; MSc Biological Sciences; PhD in Biomedical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Chile
Lab Dates: 2010 – 2014
Current Position: Faculty Position, Biomedical Department, University of Antofagasta.
Contact: mkong@uantof.cl

Rina Ortiz

Profession: Biologist specializing in Bioprocess
Contact: rortizdiban@gmail.com

Alvaro Alvarez

Profession: Biochemist
Contact: aalvarezm@gmail.com

María Inés Díaz

Profession: Biologist specializing in Bioprocess
Contact: midiazmor@gmail.com

Roberto Bravo

Profession: Biochemist
Contact: roberto.bq@gmail.com

César Oyarce

Profession: Biochemist
Contact: coyarced@gmail.com

Edgardo Rojas Mancilla

Profession: Medical Technologist
Contact: eseba21@gmail.com

Darío Vasquez Zuloaga

Profession: Ophthalmologist MD.
Contact: daroazul@yahoo.com

Catalina Soto Romero

Profession: Medical Technologist
Contact: daroazul@yahoo.com

Horacio Maldonado Lorca

Profession: Biochemist.
Contact: maldonadolorca@ug.uchile.cl

Jimena Andrea Canales Urriola

Profession: Pharmaceutical Chemistry
Contact: jim.canales.u@gmail.com

Yenniffer Ávalos Carrasco

Profession: Pharmaceutical Chemistry
Contact: y.avalos.c@gmail.com

Víctor Díaz García

Profession: Biochemist.
Contact: inbanoleon@hotmail.com

Francesca Burgos Bravo

Profession: Biochemist.
Contact: francesca.burgos@gmail.com

Undergraduate and Masters students

Undergraduate and Masters students graduated from lab

Samantha Gonzalez (May 2012- April 2013)

“Role of survivin in the inhibition of apoptosis induced by Porphyromonas gingivalis” Thesis co-advisor Denisse Bravo, Faculty of Odontology (Universidad de Chile, Chile)

Hernan Huerta (August 2010 – May 2012)

“Role of PKCd in the re-expression of Caveolin-1 induced by the phorbol ester 4b-TPA” (Universidad de Santiago, Chile)

Natalia Díaz (May 2008 – March 2010)

“Regulation of Caveolin-1 re-expression in cancer cells” (Universidad de Valparaiso, Chile)

Claudia Durán (May 2007 – Sept 2009)

“Role of caveolae in the internalization of pathogenic E.coli strains”. Thesis co-advisor Roberto Vidal, ICBM (Universidad de Chile)

Hery Urra (Jan 2007 – May 2009)

“Role of Caveolin-1 in the migration of metastatic breast cancer cells and astrocytes” (Universidad de Valparaiso, Chile)

Freddy Meza (2006-2009)

“Regulation of the expression of Caveolin-1 and -2 mediated by PKCs in NIH3T3 cells” (Universidad de Chile, Chile)

Nicolás Muñoz (May 2005- Sept 2007)

“Thy-1 induces migration of DITNC astrocytes via activation of the PI3K-PKB pathway” (Universidad de Chile, Chile)

Denisse Bravo (2003-2004)

“Analysis of pathways downstream of oncogenic ras involved in down-regulation of caveolin-1 and transformation of NIH3T3 cells” (Universidad de Chile, Chile)

Andrea Pedrero (2002-2005)

“Ceramide-induced necrosis in HTC and HeLa cells” Thesis co-advisor Andres Stutzin, ICBM (Universidad de Chile, Chile)

Natalia Espinoza (2002-2003)

“ Role of the caveolin-1 WW domain in degradation of iNOS via the proteasome pathway” (Universidad de Chile, Chile)

Daniela Galleguillos (2001-2002)

“Regulation of cyclooxygenase 2 (COX2) by caveolin-1 in human colon carcinoma cells” (Universidad de Chile, Chile)

Cecilia Labra (2001-2002)

“Role of caveolin-1, Thy-1 and membrane microdomains in NGF-induced differentiation of PC12 cells” (Universidad de Chile, Chile)

Virginia Monardes (2000-2002)

“Mechanisms involved in targetting Protein Kinase Cs to the caveolae subcompartment” (Universidad de Chile, Chile)

Miguel Neira (2001-2003)

“Role of tyrosine phosphorylation of Caveolin-1 and Protein Kinase Cd in ras-mediated caveolin-1 downregulation in A10 cells” (Universidad de Chile, Chile)

Pamela Lisboa (2000-2002)

“Identification of regions in Caveolin-1 important for its tumor suppressor function in the human colon carcinoma line HT29” (Universidad de Chile, Chile)