Alina Gonzalez-Quevedo

Investigadora y Profesora Titular

Alina González-Quevedo graduated from medical school at the University of Havana in 1972 with specialization in Clinical Biochemistry. Since 1977, she is a full-time professor of Biochemistry at the Medical University of Havana and senior researcher at the Institute of Neurology and Neurosurgery, where she occupied the positions of Head of the Department of Neurochemistry (1977–2009) and Assistant Director of Research (1995–2010). Her doctoral thesis engaged in the pathophysiological mechanisms of Cuban epidemic optic neuropathy in collaboration with the Venezuelan Institute for Scientific Research (1997–2002). She has also worked in other research areas such as brain barrier systems, demyelinating diseases, blood and CSF biomarkers for brain damage in essential hypertension and stroke and has published more than 100 scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals.

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Latest work with IntechOpen by Alina Gonzalez-Quevedo

"Brain Damage - Bridging Between Basic Research and Clinics" represents a collection of papers in an attempt to provide an up-to-date approach to the fascinating topic of brain damage in different pathological situations, combining the authors' personal experiences with current knowledge in this field. In general, the necessary link between basic and clinical neurosciences is highlighted, as it is through this interaction that the theoretical understanding of the pathophysiological mechanisms can be successfully translated into better ways to diagnose, treat and prevent the catastrophic events that occur when the brain suffers from external or internal noxious events. The book spans different aspects of brain injury, starting from damage occurring in the fetal and child brain, followed by different neurodegenerative processes. Attention is also focused on the negative effects of drug addictions and sleep deprivation on the brain, as well as on the early assessment of brain injury for preventive strategies employing sensitive biomarkers.

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