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Francisca Alejandra Cornejo Castillo

Assistant professor

Universidad Mayor

Santiago, Chile

Líneas de Investigación


Neurosciences, Alzheimer's disease, glial cells, aging, autism spectrum disorders, neurodevelopmental diseases, neural precursor cells and gliogenesis

Educación

  •  PhD in Medical Sciences, PONTIFICIA UNIVERSIDAD CATOLICA DE CHILE. Chile, 2017
  •  Biochemist, PONTIFICIA UNIVERSIDAD CATOLICA DE CHILE. Chile, 2011
  •  Bs in Biochemistry, PONTIFICIA UNIVERSIDAD CATOLICA DE CHILE. Chile, 2009

Experiencia Académica

  •   Postdoc Full Time

    UNIVERSIDAD ANDRES BELLO

    Ciencias Biológicas

    Santiago, Chile

    2017 - 2018

  •   Postdoc Full Time

    UNIVERSIDAD MAYOR

    Ciencias

    Santiago, Chile

    2018 - A la fecha

  •   Assistant professor Full Time

    UNIVERSIDAD MAYOR

    Santiago, Chile

    2022 - A la fecha

Experiencia Profesional

  •   Teaching Assistant Part Time

    Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

    Santiago, Chile

    2009 - 2011

  •   Research Assistant Full Time

    Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

    Santiago, Chile

    2011 - 2012

  •   Associated Professor Part Time

    Universidad San Sebastián

    Santiago, Chile

    2016 - 2016

  •   PhD Student Full Time

    Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

    Santiago, Chile

    2012 - 2017

  •   Associated Professor Part Time

    Universidad Nacional Andrés Bello

    Santiago, Chile

    2017 - 2018

Premios y Distinciones

  •   Beca Doctorado Nacional

    COMISION NACIONAL DE INVESTIGACION CIENTIFICA Y TECNOLOGICA

    Chile, 2012

    La Beca de Doctorado Nacional tiene por objeto apoyar financieramente los estudios de doctorado en todas las áreas del conocimiento, en programas acreditados en conformidad con la Ley Nº 20.129 e impartidos por universidades chilenas, por un plazo máximo de cuatro años, contados desde la fecha de inicio del programa de estudios, además, en caso que corresponda, una extensión de los beneficios de mantenimiento, hasta por un máximo de seis meses, para la redacción de la tesis doctoral.

  •   Latin American Training Program

    Society for Neuroscience

    Estados Unidos, 2014

    The Latin American Training Program (LATP) is a comprehensive, year-long online training program. It provides webinars, recorded content, and online discussions on cutting edge science and professional development to young investigators from Latin America and the Caribbean.

  •   Postdoctorado Nacional

    COMISION NACIONAL DE INVESTIGACION CIENTIFICA Y TECNOLOGICA

    Chile, 2019

    El objetivo de este concurso es estimular la productividad y liderazgo científico futuro de jóvenes investigadores(as) con grado académico de Doctor (según lo previsto en el numeral 2.1.1. de las presentes bases), mediante la realización de proyectos de investigación con miras a su inserción laboral en el ámbito académico u otro, a través de su incorporación en grupos de investigación consolidados que contribuirán a su desarrollo científico y que, a su vez, se verán fortalecidos por su participación. Los proyectos tendrán una duración de 2 o 3 años y el(la) Investigador(a) Responsable deberá tener dedicación exclusiva al trabajo de investigación.


 

Article (10)

LAR Receptor Tyrosine Phosphatase Family in Healthy and Diseased Brain
The Protein Tyrosine Phosphatase Receptor Delta Regulates Developmental Neurogenesis
The Role of the Rodent Insula in Anxiety
Scavenger Receptor-A deficiency impairs immune response of microglia and astrocytes potentiating Alzheimers disease pathophysiology
Age-Dependent Changes in the Activation and Regulation of Microglia
Expression Pattern of Scavenger Receptors and Amyloid-beta Phagocytosis of Astrocytes and Microglia in Culture are Modified by Acidosis: Implications for Alzheimer's Disease
Reduced dopamine and glutamate neurotransmission in the nucleus accumbens of quinpirole-sensitized rats hints at inhibitory D2 autoreceptor function
Role of TGF beta signaling in the pathogenesis of Alzheimer's disease
SR-A Regulates the Inflammatory Activation of Astrocytes
Repeated treatment with the kappa opioid receptor agonist U69593 reverses enhanced K+ induced dopamine release in the nucleus accumbens, but not the expression of locomotor sensitization in amphetamine-sensitized rats

Proyecto (12)

EVALUATING THE ROLE OF PTPRD IN TAU PHOSPHORYLATION AND ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE PATHOLOGY
THE ROLE OF THE ASD-RELATED GENE PTPRD IN GLIOGENESIS DURING CORTICAL BRAIN DEVELOPMENT
THE IMPACT OF THE TYROSINE PHOSPHATASE PTPRD IN NEURAL STEM CELL BIOLOGY AND ITS CONTRIBUTION TO AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER ETIOLOGY
THE IMPACT OF THE TYROSINE PHOSPHATASE PTPRD IN NEURAL STEM CELL BIOLOGY AND ITS CONTRIBUTION TO AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER ETIOLOGY
THE ROLE OF THE INSULA IN ANXIETY AND IN ANXIETY-RELATED DISORDERS IN THE RAT
THE ROLE OF THE INSULA IN ANXIETY AND IN ANXIETY-RELATED DISORDERS IN THE RAT.
PARTICIPATION OF SCAVENGER RECEPTOR A IN THE INFLAMMATORY ACTIVATION OF GLIAL CELLS=> A POTENTIAL TARGET FOR THERAPEUTIC INTERVENTION IN ALZHEIMERS DISEASE
PARTICIPATION OF SCAVENGER RECEPTOR A IN THE INFLAMMATORY ACTIVATION OF GLIAL CELLS=> A POTENTIAL TARGET FOR THERAPEUTIC INTERVENTION IN ALZHEIMERS DISEASE.
MOLECULAR AND NEUROCHEMICAL DYSFUNCTIONS IN AN ANIMAL MODEL OF OBSESSIVE-COMPULSIVE DISORDER
MOLECULAR AND NEUROCHEMICAL DYSFUNCTIONS IN AN ANIMAL MODEL OF OBSESSIVECOMPULSIVE DISORDER
BIOCHEMICAL AND CELLULAR MECHANISMS REGULATING NURR1-DEPENDENT TRANSCRIPTIONAL ACTIVITY
BIOCHEMICAL AND CELLULAR MECHANISMS REGULATING NURR1-DEPENDENT TRANSCRIPTIONAL ACTIVITY.

Review (1)

Role of Scavenger Receptors in Glia-Mediated Neuroinflammatory Response Associated with Alzheimer's Disease
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Francisca Cornejo

Assistant professor

Universidad Mayor

Santiago, Chile

3
Maria Andres

Full Professor

Cellular and Molecular Biology

PONTIFICIA UNIVERSIDAD CATÓLICA DE CHILE

Santiago, Chile

2
José Fuentealba

Associate professor

Farmacy

PONTIFICIA UNIVERSIDAD CATÓLICA DE CHILE

Santiago, Chile

2
Paola Murgas

Profesor Investigador Asistente

Facultad de Ciencias

Universidad Austral de Chile

Valdivia , Chile

2
Rommy von Bernhardi

Full Professor

Neurology

DEPT. NEUROLOGY, FAC. MEDICINE PONTIFICIA UNIVERSIDAD CATÓLICA DE CHILE

Santiago, Chile

2
Jaime Eugenin

Full Professor

Biology

Universidad de Santiago de Chile

Santiago, Chile

1
Alejandra Alvarez

Full professor

Cell and Molecular Biology

PONTIFICIA UNIVERSIDAD CATÓLICA DE CHILE, FACULTAD DE CIENCIAS BIOLÓGICAS

Santiago, Chile

1
Montserrat Olivares

Candidata a doctor

Biología celular y molecular

Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

Santiago, Chile

1
Felipe Cornejo

Profesor Asistente

Psicología

Universidad San Sebastián

Concepción, Chile

1
Nicole Salgado

Coordinador

Facultad de Ciencias Biologicas

Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

Santiago, Chile

1
Katia Gysling

Professor

Cellular and Molecular Biology

PONTIFICIA UNIVERSIDAD CATÓLICA DE CHILE

Santiago, Chile

1
Jimmy Stehberg

Associate Professor

Biological Sciences

UNIVERSIDAD ANDRÉS BELLO

SANTIAGO, Chile

1
Giovanni Tamburini

Asistente de Investigación

Universidad de Chile

Santiago, Chile