Alicia I. Torres
Alicia I. Torres holds a Ph.D. degree. She is a Professor at the School Medicine of Science at the National University of Córdoba, Argentina, an Independent Researcher of the National Research Council of Argentina (CONICET), and the Director of the Electron Microscopy Center, School Medicine of Science, National University of Córdoba. Her research seeks to elucidate the cellular and molecular mechanisms that contribute to regulate differentiation, secretion, proliferation, and death of lactotroph cell population. Combination of several cell molecular biology approaches, including electron microscopy, immunocytochemistry, and biochemical techniques to quantify different parameters of lactotroph functional activity, is currently being used. The major reports of her research group have contributed to clarify the complex regulation implicated in the homeostasis of pituitary cell populations in the physiological status and pathological conditions.
Biography Updated on 12 December 2010