Alfredo Ghezzi

PhD

alfredo.ghezzi@upr.edu


My research interests revolve around the molecular basis of neural adaptation. Through the integration of molecular genetics, behavioral analyses, and neurophysiology, I strive to resolve how the nervous system utilizes a finite number of genes to carefully modulate its activity and adapt to an ever-changing environment.

Education

  • Postdoc, Neuropharmacology and Neurophysiology, Columbia University, New York, NY
  • Ph.D., Biochemistry, University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus, San Juan, P.R.
  • B.S., Chemistry, University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus, San Juan, P.R.

Research Interests

  • Neuronal Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptor
  • Monoamine Transporters and Receptors
  • Amphetamine-type Psychostimulants
  • Parkinson Disease and L-DOPA-induced Dyskinesia
  • Electrophysiology and Electrochemistry
  • Confocal and Two-photon Microscopy
  • Time-correlated Single Photon Counting
  • Molecular & Cell Biology
  • Behavioral Paradigms