José Juan Antonio Ibarra works as a Professor and Researcher of the Faculty of Health Sciences at the Anáhuac University, Naucalpan, MEX, Mexico. He earned M.S. and D.S. degrees in neuroimmunology from the National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico City, DF, Mexico, in 1994 and 1998, respectively. Dr. Ibarra based his thesis on the development of neuroprotective strategies after spinal cord injury. In recent years, as a Postdoctoral Fellow in the laboratory of Professor Michael Schwartz at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel, and later as Scientist of the Unit on Neurological Diseases, he has studied the beneficial effects induced by protective autoimmunity after spinal cord injury. The focus of his research has been the study of immune phenomena as well as the development of neuroprotective pharmacological and immunomodulatory strategies after CNS injuries. Using spinal cord injury models, Dr. Ibarra has published in prestigious journals and editorials like PNAS, Journal of Neurotrauma, and Humana Press. His findings led him to lecture in the Collegium Internationale Neuro-Psychopharmacologicum (CINP) congress. He also serves as a Reviewer of some international journals like Brain, Brain Res, Spinal Cord, Neuropsychology, Brain, Journal of Neurotrauma, Molecules, BMC Neuroscience, European Journal of Pharmacology, Neuroscience Letters, and Medical Science Monitor.
Biography Updated on 23 January 2014