Zulma J. Dueñas, Ph.D.

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Associate Professor
Pew.Feature.Scholar.Bio.Department
Department of Physiological Sciences
Pew.Feature.Scholar.Bio.Institution
National University of Colombia
Pew.Feature.Scholar.Bio.Address
Avenida Carrera 30 # 45-03, Edificio 471, Oficina 430
Pew.Feature.Scholar.Bio.City
Bogota
Pew.Feature.Scholar.Bio.Country
Colombia
Pew.Feature.Scholar.Bio.Email
[email protected]
Pew.Feature.Scholar.Bio.Website
http://www.docentes.unal.edu.co/zjduenasg/
Pew.Feature.Scholar.Bio.ResearchField
Neuroscience
Pew.Feature.Scholar.Bio.AwardYear
2002
Pew.Feature.Scholar.Bio.CountryOfOrigin
Colombia
Pew.Feature.Scholar.Bio.MentorName
Ricardo Miledi, M.D.

Research

Our research group is interested in studying the mechanisms that are affected as a consequence of two periods of maternal separation during nursing. To do this, we are analyzing the behavior, the neurodevelopment and the expression of different proteins involved in learning, memory and anxiety behavior. Furthermore, we are studying the role of glucocorticoid receptors in vitro, as possible modulators of the stress response, and learning and memory processes. Finally, in rats we found that maternal separation during nursing induces hyperactivity, therefore we are just beginning to explore if in humans, the maternal-baby interaction is related to attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

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