05/29/19. Dr. Contreras gave a Keynote lecture at Boston Marriott Long Wharf Hotel during the Nanion User Symposium.
03/03/19. Dr. Lillo gave a platform talk at the Excitation-Contraction Coupling/Cardiac and Skeletal Muscle Electrophysiology I session during the Biophysical Society meeting.
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.