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Damaris Albores-Garcia

TITLE

Postdoctoral Associate

CONTACT

dalbores@fiu.edu

FOCUS

Cognitive neuroscience and neurotoxicology

BIOGRAPHY

Dr. Albores-Garcia works as a postdoctoral associate in the Environmental Health Sciences Department at the Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work at the Florida International University. Prior to joining Dean Guilarte’s lab in 2017, she worked in the College of Medicine at the National Autonomous University of Mexico.

Dr. Albores research has focused specifically on Pb2+ exposure as a pathway to addictive behaviors, using a multi-level approach from behavioral studies to cellular mechanisms.

LAB

Brain, Behavior and the Environment Lab 

EDUCATION

  • Center for Research and Advanced Studies of the National Polytechnic Institute, Mexico. Ph.D.
  • Center for Research and Advanced Studies of the National Polytechnic Institute, Mexico. MS
  • Veracruz Institute of Technology, BS

PUBLICATIONS

Early Developmental Low-Dose Methylmercury Exposure Alters Learning and Memory in Periadolescent but Not Young Adult Rats. Albores-Garcia D, Acosta-Saavedra LC, Hernandez AJ, Loera MJ, Calderón-Aranda ES. Biomed Res Int. 2016. PMID: 26885512.

Exposure to p,p’-DDE Induces Morphological Changes and Activation of the PKCα-p38-C/EBPβ Pathway in Human Promyelocytic HL-60 Cells. Torres-Avilés NA, Albores-García D, Luna AL, Moreno-Galván M, Salgado-Bustamante M, Portales-Pérez DP, Calderón-Aranda ES. Biomed Res Int. 2016. PMID: 27833915

Disruption of behavior and brain metabolism in artificially reared rats. Aguirre-Benítez EL, Porras MG, Parra L, González-Ríos J, Garduño-Torres DF, Albores-García D, Avendaño A, Ávila-Rodríguez MA, Melo AI, Jiménez-Estrada I, Mendoza-Garrido ME, Toriz C, Diaz D, Ibarra-Coronado E, Mendoza-Ángeles K, Hernández-Falcón J. Dev Neurobiol. 2017 Dec. PMID: 29055123

MeHg affects the activation of FAK, Src, Rac1 and Cdc42, critical proteins for cell movement in PDGF-stimulated SH-SY5Y neuroblastoma cells. Hernández AJA, Reyes VL, Albores-García D, Gómez R, Calderón-Aranda ES.Toxicology. 2018.  PMID: 29197552