Enrike Argandoňa obtained his Medical Degree from the University of the Basque Country (Bilbao), Spain in 1990 and his Ph.D. degree in neuroscience from the Department of Neuroscience of the University of the Basque Country (Bilbao) in 1997. Currently, Dr. Argandoňa is an Assistant Professor, Unit of Anatomy, Department of Medicine, University of Fribourg (Switzerland), and since June 2009, he has been a Trainer of the doctorate in clinical and experimental neurosciences at the Andean Simon Bolivar University/Saint Francisco Xavier University of Chuquisaca (Sucre, Bolivia). Moreover, Dr. Argandoňa has been a Trainer of the doctorate in neuroscience at the Department of Neuroscience of the University of the Basque Country, since September 1999 and a Full time Senior Member of the Laboratory of Experimental and Clinical Neuroscience Research Group (LaNCE), University of the Basque Country, since 1990. He is a Member of the following Societies: Spanish Society of Neuroscience (SENC) (gives membership to the Federation of European Neuroscience Societies, FENS), Spanish Society of Anatomy (SAE), Society of Basque University Academics (Unibertsitateko Euskal Irakasleen Elkartea, EIRE), and Basque Society of Medical Education (SEMDE). Along his career, Dr. Argandoňa's main research topic has been focused on the effects of experience on the development of the cortical vascularization. At this moment, his research is focused on the study of the main proangiogenic cytokine involved in physiological and pathological angiogenesis, the vascular endothelial growth factor VEGF and its role beyond vascularization, as it is implied in neuroprotection, neurorescue, neural repair, and neural development coordinating the development of vascular and nervous tissue. As it has been reciently described, this molecule can be called angioneurosis and plays a key role in the neurogliovascular unit, subject of his research.
Biography Updated on 21 August 2011