Dr. Siddhartha Mondragon Rodriguez
Associate Professor, Queretaro, Mexico
Siddhartha Mondragon-Rodriguez graduated in Chemical Engineering from Michoacan University of Saint Nicolas of Hidalgo (UMSNH) in 1996 - 2002. Master Degree (MsC) in Molecular Biomedicine from National School of Medicine from the National Polytechnic Institute of Mexico City in 2003 - 2005. PhD from Center of Research and Advanced Studies of the National Politechnical Institute in 2005 â 2009. Research Invited at Case Western Reserve University, Department of pathology, Cleveland Ohio, EUA in 2006 - 2007. Posdoctoral Fellow from Universite de Montreal in 2009 - 2012. Faculte de Medecine, Departament de physiologie., Montreal, Qc, Canada. Posdoctoral Fellow from McGill University. Faculte de Medicine, Department of psychiatry, Montreal, Qc, Canada from 2012 to 2014. Currently at the Institute of Neurobiology, UNAM, QuerÃ©taro, MÃ©xico as Associate Professor and Professor for The National Council for Science and Technology (CONACyT), MÃ©xico, Mex.
My research interest is neuroscience with focus on neuropathological diseases (Alzheimerâs disease (AD), Pick disease, Down syndrome, etc.), synaptic plasticity, and brain network communication (Hippocampus and medial septum-diagonal band of Broca). My working hypothesis is that modified tau has tremendous implications in synaptic response and therefore in network activity, with this in mind, my objective is to find the mechanistic relationship between modified tau protein and synaptic activity and ultimately its relationship to network function. The final objective is to elucidate new therapeutic targets and strategies in order to prevent neurodegeneration.