Luis Vaca

Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico


Luis Vaca was born in Guadalajara Mexico in 1962. He received the M.D. degree (summa cum laude) in 1985 from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). He earned his M.A. degree in computer sciences from the Institute for Computer Sciences in Houston Texas, a second M.A. degree in biochemistry, and the Ph.D. degree in biophysics from UNAM in 1995. He served as an Assistant Professor at the Baylor College of Medicine until 1995 when he returned to Mexico to occupy a tenure track position in cell biology at UNAM. He works currently as a Full Professor in cell biology and biophysics. He has published over 60 papers in peer-reviewed journals and attained over 3000 citations to this date. In 1994, he published work on a novel family of cationic channels. Nowadays, he is internationally recognized as the discovered of the TRP superfamily of channels and continues working on unveiling the complex modulation of several of these channels in mammals.

Biography Updated on 21 August 2011

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