Core Director

Dr. Mark W. Miller is the Associate Director of the COBRE Center for Neuroplasticity at the University of Puerto Rico and a Professor of Anatomy and Neurobiology at the University of Puerto Rico, Medical Sciences Campus. His research is focused on understanding the structure and function of neural circuits involved in the central pattern generators (CPGs) and control of motor behavior.

Principal Investigator

Dr. José A. Lasalde Principal Investigator jose.lasalde@upr.edu Dr. José A. Lasalde Dominicci is the Program Director of the COBRE Center for Neuroplasticity at the University of Puerto Rico and a Professor of Biology at the University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus. His research is focused on: (1) the structure function relationships of nicotinic receptors,…

Assistant Professor

Dr. José E. Lizardi Ortiz is the Facility Coordinator of the COBRE Center for Neuroplasticity

Chromatin remodeling during butterfly brain development

Role of Nicotinic Alpha 7 Autoreceptors in Striatal Cholinergic Interneurons

Polymorphism in neuroplasticity-related genes and its association with anxiety and depressive symptoms severity in Caribbean Hispanic patients

Establishing an experimental model for probing the neural and molecular basis of abnormally repetitive behavior

Assistant Professor

Institute of Neurobiology, University of Puerto Rico, Medical Sciences Campus

Role of microglial α7nAChR in diet induced brain inflammation.

Epigenetic control of transcription dynamics in long-term alcohol neuroadaptation