News

  • 01/28/19. Dr. Contreras gave a seminar in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences at Northeastern University.
  • 12/17/18. Pablo Gaete joins the lab as a new postdoctoral fellow. Welcome Pablo!
  • 12/10/18.Dr. Jose Luis Vega, a Professor from the Univ. of Antofagasta, Chile, is visiting the Lab to test a novel Connexin-like protein channel. A really excited project!
  • 12/04/18. Dr. Contreras gave a seminar in the Department of Neuroscience at the University of Connecticut.
  • 08/16/18. Congratulations to Juan Valdez for his Travel Award to attend the Society of General Physiologist meeting 2018 in Woods Hole, MA
  • 07/15/18. Mauricio Lillo was awarded with a postdoctoral American Heart Grant. Congratulations Mauricio!!!
  • 04/01/18.Dr. Contreras gave a seminar to the GEPROM group at University of Montreal.
  • Pablo Gaete, a postdoctoral fellow from Chile (P. Catholic University), is visiting the Lab for 3 months to study gating properties of Pannexin-1 channels. All the best with the experiments Pablo!
  • 03/26/18. Congratulations to Mauricio Lillo for being selected for a talk at the Cardiac Regulatory Mechanisms GRS.
  • 02/15/18. Jan Nagwekar joins the lab as a new postdoctoral fellow. Welcome Jan!
  • 01/16/18. Our first manuscript in the field of traumatic brain injury has been accepted for publication on Journal of Neuroinflammation.
  • Lucas Valdez, an undergraduate student from Argentina, is visiting the Lab to perform electrophysiology. Good luck with the experiments Lucas!
  • Dr.  Contreras is invited to give a talk at the conference: “Bridging the Therapeutic Gap with Connexin and Pannexin Peptides”, to be held May 14-15, 2018 at the Peter Wall Institute at the University of British Columbia, Canada.
  • 12/06/17. Dr. Contreras gave a seminar in the Department of Physiology at John Hopkins University.
  • 11/20/17. Juan Valdez’s abstract was selected for a platform session at the Biophysical meeting 2018 (San Francisco, 17-21 Feb).
  • 09/01/17. Great News!! our R01 “Gating and Regulation of Connexin Hemichannels” was renewed by NIH.
  • 07/29-08/02/17. Dr. Contreras attended and gave a talk a the International Gap Junction Conference 2017 in Scotland (https://igjc2017.com).
  • 06/29/17. Dr. Contreras became a regular member of the NTRC study section at NIH.
  • 03/13/17. Dr. Contreras gave a seminar at CCNY Department of Biology, CUNY.
  • 02/01/17. Dr. Mauricio Lillo joined the lab as a postdoctoral fellow. Welcome Mauricio!!
  • 02/08/17. Dr. Contreras gave a seminar in the Department of Neuroscience at Albert Einstein College of Medicine.