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Jose Luis Eduardo Vega Pizarro

Profesor Asociado

Universidad de Antofagasta

Antofagasta, Chile

Líneas de Investigación


My line of research is focused on understanding the role of gap junction proteins in parasitic diseases caused by protozoa of global importance with an emphasis on endemic diseases in Latin America such as Chagas disease.

Educación

  •  Tecnólogo Médico, UNIVERSIDAD DE ANTOFAGASTA. Chile, 2004
  •  Magister en Ciencias Biológicas mención Ciencias Fisiológicas, PONTIFICIA UNIVERSIDAD CATOLICA DE CHILE. Chile, 2008
  •  Doctor en Ciencias Biológicas mención Ciencias Fisiológicas, PONTIFICIA UNIVERSIDAD CATOLICA DE CHILE. Chile, 2010

Experiencia Académica

  •   Profesor Asociado Full Time

    UNIVERSIDAD DE ANTOFAGASTA

    Facultad Ciencias de la Salud

    Antofagasta, Chile

    2010 - A la fecha

  •   Visiting research Full Time

    UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA

    Faculty of Medicine

    Vancouver, Canada

    2012 - 2013

  •   postdoctorante Full Time

    PONTIFICIA UNIVERSIDAD CATOLICA DE CHILE

    Ciencias biologicas

    Chile

    2011 - 2012

Experiencia Profesional

  •   tecnologo medico Full Time

    Clinica Davila

    Santiago, Chile

    2003 - 2003

Formación de Capital Humano


MENTOR OF GRADUATE THESIS
1. Ivan Barria. Ph.D. Ciencias Biológicas, Universidad de Antofagasta, Chile. (2019)
2. Juan Güiza. Ph.D. Ciencias Biológicas, Universidad de Antofagasta, Chile (2020, currently in his last year of thesis)

MENTOR OF GRADUATE THESIS
1. Paula Ceardi Universidad de Antofagasta, Chile. (2020, currently in his last year of thesis)
2. Constanza Aravena Universidad de Antofagasta, Chile. (2020, currently in his last year of thesis)
3. Anibal Garcia, Universidad de Antofagasta, Chile. (2019)
4. Sergio Ossandon, Universidad de Antofagasta, Chile. (2019)
5. Nicolas Morales, Universidad de Antofagasta, Chile. (2019)
6. Mayerline Narvaez, Universidad de Antofagasta, Chile. (2018)
7. Constansa Cortes, Universidad de Antofagasta, Chile. (2018)
8. Siomara Vargas, Universidad de Antofagasta, Chile. (2018)
9. Silvestre Claudio, Universidad de Antofagasta, Chile. (2015)
10. Moraga Claudio, Universidad de Antofagasta, Chile. (2015)
11. Lagos David, Universidad de Antofagasta, Chile. (2015)
12. Moreno Daniela, Universidad de Antofagasta, Chile. (2010)
13. Pizarro Nicol, Universidad de Antofagasta, Chile. (2010)


Difusión y Transferencia


1. School fair organizer: Feria cientifica colegio San Jose, Octubre 2019, Antofagasta.
2. Workshop school organizer: Quimica de plantas del desierto, Escuela Basica Rural San Antonio De Padua, Ollagüe.
3. School scientific advisor:
- Escuela D-136, Antofagasta.
- Escuela E-67, Antofagasta.
- Liceo Bicentenario Agropecuario Likan Antai, San Pedro de Atacama.
- Colegio Inglés San José, Antofagasta.
4. Participation in "1000 científicos, 1000 aulas":
- 2018, Evidencias científicas de los efectos del consumo de marihuana dictada en NEW HEAVEN HIGH SCHOOL, Antofagasta.
- 2018, Evidencias científicas de los efectos del Yoga dicatada en THE ANTOFAGASTA BAPTIST COLLEGE, Antofagasta.
- 2018, Evidencias científicas de los efectos del consumo de marihuana dictada en COLEGIO BAUTISTA LOIS HART, Antofagasta.


Premios y Distinciones

  •   Hrvastka Skola Distinguished Ex-Alumni

    Hrvatska Skola

    Chile, 2010

    Recognition for alumni of the college who stand out in their profession.

  •   Workshop Travel Award

    Fundación Universitaria San Pablo CEU

    España, 2009

    Workshop Travel Award grande by the Fundación Universitaria San Pablo CEU, Madrid, Spain.

  •   New investigador travel award

    Canadian Institute of Health Research

    Canada, 2007

    Travel Award granted by Canadian Institute of Health Research, Canada.


 

Article (15)

Chitosan coating of BaTiO3@ZnO:Yb heterostructures: synthesis and properties
Ascorbate Attenuates Oxidative Stress and Increased Blood Pressure Induced by 2-(4-Hydroxyphenyl) Amino-1,4-naphthoquinone in Rats
Innexins: Expression, Regulation, and Functions.
Trypanosoma cruzi Infection Induces Pannexin-1 Channel Opening in Cardiac Myocytes
Decreased cruzipain and gp85/trans-sialidase family protein expression contributes to loss of Trypanosoma cruzi trypomastigote virulence
Regulation of gap junction channels and hemichannels by phosphorylation
Pannexin channels mediate the acquisition of myogenic commitment in C2C12 reserve cells promoted by P2 receptor activation
Gap Junction Intercellular Communication Mediated by Connexin43 in Astrocytes Is Essential for Their Resistance to Oxidative Stress
Mutations of Cx43 that affect B cell spreading in response to BCR signaling
Cerebral ischemic injury is enhanced in a model of oculodentodigital dysplasia.
Effect of phenylephrine and endothelium on vasomotion in rat aorta involves potassium uptake
The ATP required for potentiation of skeletal muscle contraction is released via pannexin hemichannels
Equilibrative nucleoside transporters in fetal endothelial dysfunction in diabetes mellitus and hyperglycaemia.
TGF-beta 1 inhibits expression and activity of hENT1 in a nitric oxide-dependent manner in human umbilical vein endothelium
D-Glucose stimulation of L-arginine transport and nitric oxicle synthesis results from activation of mitogen-activated protein kinases p42/44 and smad2 requiring functional type II TGF-beta receptors in human umbilical vein endothelium

BookSection (3)

Possible Role of Gap Junction Channels and Non-Junctional Channels in the Infection Caused by Trypanosoma cruzi
Involvement of gap junction proteins in infectious diseases caused by parasites
Virulence factors and immune evasion in Trypanosoma cruzi

Proyecto (3)

Adaptations in polyextreme environments: from the molecule to humans
Role of cardiac hemichannels in Trypanosoma cruzi infection
Regulation of connexin-43 hemichannels properties by PKC, PKA and MAP kinase

Review (4)

Innexins: Expression, Regulation, and Functions
Role of Gap Junctions and Hemichannels in Parasitic Infections
Connexin- and Pannexin-Based Channels in Normal Skeletal Muscles and Their Possible Role in Muscle Atrophy
Modulation of gap junction channels and hemichannels by growth factors
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Jose Luis Vega

Profesor Asociado

Biomedico

Universidad de Antofagasta

Antofagasta, Chile

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Professor

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Valparaíso, Chile

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Juan Sáez

PONTIFICIA UNIVERSIDAD CATÓLICA DE CHILE

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Iván Barría

Investigador Post doctoral

Centro Interdisciplinario de Neurociencia de Valparaíso

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Marcelo Farias

Assistant Professor

Division of Obstetrics and Gynecology

PONTIFICIA UNIVERSIDAD CATÓLICA DE CHILE, DEPARTAMENTO DE OBSTETRICIA

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Carlos Puebla

Assistant Professor

Universidad de O'Higgins

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Paola Casanello

Profesor Asociado

División de Obstetricia y Ginecología

Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

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PONTIFICIA UNIVERSIDAD CATOLICA DE CHILE

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Jorge Araya

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Universidad de Antofagasta

Antofagasta, Chile

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PEDRO ZAMORANO

Profesor Asociado

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Universidad de Antofagasta

Antofagasta, Chile

1
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Profesor Asistente

Tecnología Médica

Universidad de Antofagasta

Antofagasta, Chile

1
Alejandro Catalán

Academico Jornada Completa

Tecnología Médica

Universidad de Antofagasta

Antofagasta, Chile

1
Jorge Gonzalez

Profesor Titular

Departamento de Tecnología Médica

UNIVERSIDAD DE ANTOFAGASTA

Antofagasta, Chile

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Profesor Titular

Química y Farmacia

Universidad Arturo Prat

Iquique, Chile

1
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Profesor Titular

Instituto de Neurociencia

UNIVERSIDAD DE VALPARAÍSO, CENTRO INTERDISCIPLINARIO DE NEUROCIENCIAS DE VALPARAÍSO

Valparaíso, Chile

1
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Professor

Sciences Faculty

UNIVERSIDAD AUSTRAL DE CHILE

Valdivia, Chile

1
Bernardo Krause

Associate Professor

Insituto de Ciencias de la Salud

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1
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Docente

Ciencias Básicas

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UNIVERSIDAD CATÓLICA DEL NORTE

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PONTIFICIA UNIVERSIDAD CATÓLICA DE CHILE

Santiago, Chile

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Luis Cea

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Instituto de Ciencias Biomédicas

Universidad Autónoma de Chile

Santiago, Chile