Oscar Arias-Carrión obtained his M.D. degree and started his scientific career at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), studying the cell signaling mechanisms involved in dopamine regulation of adult neurogenesis. In a doctoral exchange at Harvard Medical School, Arias-Carrión explored the potential use of cellular therapy in narcolepsy. He obtained his Ph.D. in neuroscience and he is presently working at the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases, Technical University Munich, Germany. Arias-Carrión work is centered on experimental modeling of neurodegeneration and the study of endogenous neural stem cells. He addresses questions about the regulation and function of adult neurogenesis, and how neural stem cells or their immediate progeny may be related to neurodegenerative diseases.
Biography Updated on 11 February 2013