Rocío M. de Pablos0000-0002-8683-9805
Rocío M. de Pablos has a degree in Pharmacy and a Ph.D. degree from the University of Seville, Seville, Spain, where he currently holds a position of Assistant Professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. His research career has mainly developed in the field of neurodegenerative diseases, especially in Parkinson’s disease. Most of M. de Pablos papers deal with the neuroinflammatory hypothesis in PD; thus, he has experience with inflammatory models of PD in vivo, especially with the injection of LPS in the substantia nigra. His doctoral studies focused on demonstrating the involvement of endogenous dopamine in the particular vulnerability of the nigrostriatal system. These studies led him to a second line of research that focused on the harmful effects of stress on different brain structures, since stress increases the release of dopamine in certain areas of the CNS. Currently, he keep his research work on these two issues together with new studies based on the increased sensitivity of the nigrostriatal dopaminergic system to peripheral inflammation.
Biography Updated on 18 August 2013