Alumni

  • Former Post-Doctoral Fellows & Young Investigators

    (University of Lausanne/Universidad de Chile)

     
    Name: Natalia Díaz Valdivia
    Profession & Academic Degree: Biochemist; PhD in Biochemistry, Universidad de Chile.
    Lab Dates: ???
    Current Position: ???
    Contact: nataliadiazvaldivia@gmail.com

    Name: Andrea Orellana Manzano
    Profession & Academic Degree: Pharmaceutical Chemist; PhD in Pharmacology, Universidad de Chile.
    Lab Dates: ???
    Current Position: ???
    Contact: andreia.orellana@gmail.com

    Name: Jimena Victoria Castillo Bennett
    Profession & Academic Degree: Medical doctor; PhD in Biological Sciences, Universidad Nacional de Cuyo.
    Lab Dates: ???
    Current Position: ???
    Contact: jimenacastillob@gmail.com

    Name: 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.
    Lab Dates: ???
    Current Position: ???
    Contact: arelicardenas0@gmail.com

    Name: Raúl Lagos Cabré
    Academic Degree: Bachelor of Biological Sciences; MSc Biological Sciences; PhD in Biological Sciences, Mention Physiology.
    Lab Dates: ???
    Current Position: ???
    Contact: rclagos@uc.cl

    Name: 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

    Name: 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

    Name: Vicente Torres
    Academic Degree: PhD in Biochemistry.
    Lab Dates: 2009 – 2013 (Universidad de Chile)
    Current Position: Short additional post-doctoral training period and Young Investigator award. Faculty position in the Faculty of Odontology, Universidad de Chile since March 2011.
    Contact: vatorres@odontologia.uchile.cl

    Name: 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

    Name: 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

    Name: 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

    Name: 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

    Name: 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.

  • Former PhD students

    Name: Yenniffer Ávalos Carrasco
    Profession: 
    Pharmaceutical Chemistry.
    Lab Dates:
    ???
    Current Position: 
    ???
    Contact:
    y.avalos.c@gmail.com

    Name: Jimena Andrea Canales Urriola
    Profession: Pharmaceutical Chemistry.
    Lab Dates: ???
    Current Position: ???
    Contact: jim.canales.u@gmail.com

    Name: Horacio Maldonado Lorca
    Profession: Biochemist.
    Lab Dates: ???
    Current Position: ???
    Contact: maldonadolorca@ug.uchile.cl

    Name: Catalina Soto Romero
    Profession: Medical Technician.
    Lab Dates: ???
    Current Position: ???
    Contact: catanadamas@gmail.com

    Name: Darío Vasquez Zuloaga
    Profession: Ophthalmologist MD.
    Lab Dates: ???
    Current Position: ???
    Contact: daroazul@yahoo.com

    Name: Edgardo Rojas Mancilla
    Profession: Medical Technologist.
    Lab Dates: ???
    Current Position: ???
    Contact: eseba21@gmail.com

    Name: César Oyarce
    Profession: Biochemist.
    Lab Dates: ???
    Current Position: ???
    Contact: coyarced@gmail.com

    Name: Roberto Bravo
    Profession: Biochemist.
    Lab Dates: ???
    Current Position: ???
    Contact: roberto.bq@gmail.com

    Name: María Inés Díaz
    Profession: Biologist specializing in Bioprocess.
    Lab Dates: ???
    Current Position: ???
    Contact: midiazmor@gmail.com

    Name: Alvaro Alvarez
    Profession: Biochemist.
    Lab Dates: ???
    Current Position: ???
    Contact: aalvarezm@gmail.com

    Name: Rina Ortiz
    Profession: Biologist specializing in Bioprocess.
    Lab Dates: ???
    Current Position: ???
    Contact: rortizdiban@gmail.com

    Name: Milene Kong Rojas
    Profession: Medical Technician; 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

    Name: 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

    Name: Sergio Wehinger
    Profession:  Medical Technician, 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

    Name: 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

    Name: 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

    Name: Paulina Ormazabal
    Profession:  Medical Technician, 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

    Name: 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

    Name: 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

    Name: 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

    Name: 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

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

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

    Name: 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

    Name: 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.

    Name: 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

    Name: 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.

    Name: Ana Maria 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

    Name: Vicente Torres Gómez
    Profession: Biochemist, PhD in Biochemistry, Faculty of Chem. & Pharmac. Sciences, University of Chile.
    Lab Dates: 2002 – 2006
    Current Position: Faculty position, Faculty of Odontology, University of Chile.
    Contact: vatorres@med.uchile.cl

    Name: 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

    Name: 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

    Name: Cesar Cárdenas
    Profession:  Medical Technician, 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

  • 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 – May2012) “Role of PKCd in the re-expression of Caveolin-1 induced by the phorbol ester 4b-TPA” (Universidad de Santiago, Chile)
    • Natalia Diaz (May 2008 – March 2010) “Regulation of Caveolin-1 re-expression in cancer cells” (Universidad de Valparaiso, Chile)
    • Claudia Duran (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).
    • Nicolas 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).