Francisco F. De-Miguel

Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico


Francisco Fernández de Miguel is a Professor of neuroscience at the Instituto de Fisiología Celular-Neurociencias, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Mexico (UNAM), Mexico City, Mexico. He has studied biology at UNAM, followed by an M.S. degree and a Ph.D. degree in neurosciences at CINVESTAV, Mexico. From 1989 to 1992, he was a Research Associate (on a postdoctoral training) under Professor John G. Nicholls at the Biocenter, University of Basel, Switzerland. His laboratory is focused on studying the mechanisms of serotonin extrasynaptic release and communication and the regulation of chemical transmission by electrical synapses. He is also the Director of the "Experimenta" Laboratories for Science Education in High Schools since 2004, and he is the Coordinator of the Brain and Art Project of UNAM, since 2011. He has been a Visiting Professor at the Biocenter of the University of Basel, the Universities of Oxford, Stanford, Berkeley, and Pablo de Olavide, and at the Instituto Cajal of Madrid. He has taught over 100 courses at UNAM, the Marine Biological Laboratories in Woods Hole, and in several universities in Mexico, Brazil, Colombia, Spain, Peru, and Bolivia. He is also an Associate Editor of "Frontiers in Physiology."

Biography Updated on 3 January 2013

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