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.
Medical Doctor of the Catholic University of Chile. He worked intensively in axonal protein synthesis in his lab of Molecular Neurobiology at the University. In the lab, he have an active role in project discussion and experimental design.
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.
Bachelor in Biology. PhD student in Physiological Sciences. Currently working in the role of oxidative stress and mitochondral dysfunction in the axonal degeneration program using in vitro techniques.
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.
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.
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.
Bachelor in Biology, MSc in Biological Sciences, at Catholic University of Chile. PhD student in Physiological Sciences. I study the mechanisms involved in neuronal death and axonal degeneration during excitotoxicity by glutamate.
Biotechnology Student, Universidad Mayor. Working on an undergraduate thesis studying axonal degeneration in Drosophila.
Biochemistry student PUC
Bachelor in Biology, Ph,D
Biochemistry student at U. de Chile
P. Universidad Catolica de Chile
Juan S. Jara
Universite de Paris, Faculte des Sciences
MSc in Biotechnology.
4th year Biochemistry student at Catholic
MSc in Neuroscience
Undergraduate student, Biology
MSc in Neuroscience