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Dr. Ricardo Delgado, Synaptic Function Award, Best Researcher Award

Doctorate at Faculty of Sciences, University of Chile, Chile


Dr. Ricardo Delgado is a distinguished biologist and academician with a wealth of experience in neurobiology, ion channel physiology, and cellular and molecular biology. He earned his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Biological Sciences from the University of Chile, followed by a Doctorate in Natural Sciences from Leibniz UniversitĂ€t Hannover.

Currently serving as an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Biology at the Faculty of Sciences, University of Chile, Dr. Delgado has made significant contributions to the field of neuroscience through his research endeavors. His work focuses on unraveling the intricate mechanisms underlying neuronal function, synaptic transmission, and sensory transduction in model organisms such as Drosophila melanogaster.

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Professional Experience:  

Dr. Ricardo Delgado has extensive professional experience in academia and research. He currently serves as an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Biology at the Faculty of Sciences, University of Chile, a position he has held since 2004. Throughout his career, Dr. Delgado has held various academic and research positions, including roles as an Assistant Professor at the Centro de Estudios CientĂ­ficos de Santiago from 1991 to 2000 and as an Associated Researcher at the Department of Biology, Faculty of Sciences, University of Chile from 1991 to 2004. He has also held visiting professorships at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, USA, and the Instituto de BiotecnologĂ­a, Universidad AutĂłnoma de MĂ©xico. Additionally, Dr. Delgado has contributed to several research institutes, including the Millennium Institute for Advanced Studies CBB and the Millennium Institute for Cellular Dynamic and Biotechnology. His diverse professional background demonstrates his commitment to advancing knowledge in the field of biology and natural sciences.

Research Interest:

Neurobiology: Dr. Delgado is interested in studying the mechanisms underlying neuronal function and synaptic transmission, particularly in model organisms such as Drosophila melanogaster. His research explores topics such as electrical properties modulation of neurons, neurotransmitter regulation, and synaptic plasticity.

Ion Channels and Membrane Physiology: He investigates the role of ion channels in membrane excitability and neuronal signaling. This includes studying the regulation of ion channels by neurotransmitters, second messengers, and other modulatory factors.

Sensory Transduction: Dr. Delgado’s research explores the molecular mechanisms involved in sensory transduction processes, particularly in olfactory and photoreceptor systems. He investigates how sensory stimuli are detected and encoded by sensory neurons, with a focus on understanding signal transduction pathways and adaptation mechanisms.

Cellular and Molecular Biology: His research also delves into various aspects of cellular and molecular biology, including the study of cellular signaling pathways, intracellular trafficking, and protein-protein interactions. He employs molecular and genetic approaches to elucidate fundamental biological processes.

Publication Top Noted:

Title: Single and repeated administration of methylphenidate modulates synaptic plasticity in opposite directions via insertion of AMPA receptors in rat hippocampal neurons.

  • Authors: C Carvallo, D Contreras, G Ugarte, R Delgado, F Pancetti, C Rozas, …
  • Journal: Frontiers in Pharmacology
  • Volume: 9
  • Pages: 1485
  • Year: 2018
  • Citations: 6

Title: A new semisynthetic derivative of sauroine induces LTP in hippocampal slices and improves learning performance in the Morris Water Maze

  • Authors: M Vallejo, S Loyola, D Contreras, G Ugarte, D Cifuente, G Ortega, …
  • Journal: Journal of Neurochemistry
  • Volume: 129
  • Issue: 5
  • Pages: 864-876
  • Year: 2014
  • Citations: 6

Title: Fatty acid composition of Drosophila photoreceptor light-sensitive microvilli

  • Authors: Y Muñoz, K Fuenzalida, M Bronfman, A Gatica, M SepĂșlveda, …
  • Journal: Biological Research
  • Volume: 46
  • Issue: 3
  • Pages: 289-294
  • Year: 2013
  • Citations: 6

Title: Altered voltage dependent calcium currents in a neuronal cell line derived from the cerebral cortex of a trisomy 16 fetal mouse, an animal model of Down syndrome

  • Authors: MA Acuna, R PĂ©rez-Nuñez, J Noriega, AM CĂĄrdenas, J Bacigalupo, …
  • Journal: Neurotoxicity research
  • Volume: 22
  • Pages: 59-68
  • Year: 2012
  • Citations: 6

Title: Single Ca2+-activated Cl- channel currents recorded from toad olfactory cilia

  • Authors: J Delgado, R. , Mura, C.V. , Bacigalupo
  • Journal: BMC Neuroscience
  • Volume: 17
  • Issue: 3
  • Year: 2016
  • Citations: 3



Ricardo Delgado | Synaptic Function Award | Best Researcher Award

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