Felipe A. Court

Full Professor

Director, Center for Integrative Biology

Universidad Mayor

Tel: +562 2686 2899

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I studied biology in Chile working as an undergraduate in the lab of Dr. Jaime Alvarez in local protein synthesis in axons. I then moved to Europe and obtained an MSc and later a Ph.D. at Edinburgh University working in the labs of Dr. Richard Ribchester and Dr. Peter Brophy. Holding an EMBO postdoctoral fellowship, I moved to the lab of Dr. Laura Feltri in Milano, Italy.

My research has been focused in studying the relationship between glial cells and neurons in different biological processes, including axonal degeneration, regeneration and intracellular transfer of cargoes. For this, we use models of axonal degeneration and regeneration in vivo and in vitro, including models of optic and sciatic nerve regeneration and spinal cord injury.

Our lab group also participates in other collaborative research projects: we are currently members of the Milleniun Nucleus in Regenerative Biology (MINREB). I am vice president of Neurounion Biomedical Foundation, a recently started iniciative for biomedical research in neurodegenerative conditions.

Rodrigo López-Leal

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Natalia Salvadores

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Mario Sanhueza

Postdoctoral fellow

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Biochemist, Ph.D. in Molecular and Cellular Biology and Postdoctoral researcher at Terrence Town Ph.D. laboratory, Los Angeles, USA. He is working in exosomes and mechanisms of axonal regeneration. 

Biochemist, Ph.D. in Biological Sciences from the University of Edinburgh. Studying mechanisms of axonal degeneration in age-related neurodegenerative diseases using in vitro and in vivo models.

PhD in Biological Sciences from the University of Edinburgh (UK), he is working on axonal degeneration and aging using Drosophila as an experimental model.

Macarena Arrazola

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Claudia Orellana-Tavra

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Cristian Saquel

Research Assistant

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PhD in Biological Sciences from the Catholic University of Chile. Studying the contribution of chronic inflammation in neurodegeneration along aging and the role of necroptosis in the vulnerability of different neuronal populations of the aged brain. 

Biotechnology Engineer, Ph.D. in Biotechnology from the University of Cambridge (UK). Studying axonal regeneration throughout exosome mediated transference of molecules from glial cells to neurons

M.Sc. in biotechnology from the Andrés Bello University.  Currently working on to the transfer of miRNA from Schwann cells to neurons mediated by exosomes and their impact on axonal regeneration.

Alejandra Catenaccio

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Maritza Oñate

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Francisco Muñoz

Pregrado Student

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Bachelor in Molecular Biology from the National University of San Luis, Argentina. Working in a FONDEF project related to spinal cord injury and also investigating the role glial cells in axonal degeneration at the peripheral nervous system.

Biotechnologist and PhD in Biomedical Sciences from the University of Chile. Working in the molecular and cellular mechanisms of collateral sprouting after PNS injury using in vivo models.

Biotechnology Student, Universidad Mayor. Working on an undergraduate thesis studying axonal degeneration in Drosophila

José Ángel Landa

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Business Manager from Universidad Privada del Estado de Morelos, México.

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