Karen Perez de ArceFormer Postdoctoral Fellow
Nov 2009 – Aug 2017

136 Harrison Avenue, Office: Arnold 205
Boston, Massachusetts 02111

Phone: 617-636-3406
Email: [email protected]
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Ph.D., Cellular and Molecular Biology, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile Santiago
M.S., Biological Sciences, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile Santiago
B.S., Biochemistry, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile Santiago

Short Biography

Originally I was trained as biochemist at the Universidad Catolica de Chile where I gained experience studying the role of mitochondrial biogenesis on the mechanism activated by oxidative stress. As graduate student, I became interested in the mechanism controlling synapse structure and function where I focused on signaling pathways implicated in synapses dysfunction relevant for neurodegeneration. Currently, I am investigating the molecular basis of synapse assembly and maintenance and the role of adhesion molecules in the etiology of neurodevelopmental disorders such as schizophrenia.

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