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.

2books edited

2chapters authored

Latest work with IntechOpen by Alina Gonzalez-Quevedo

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic inflammatory disease characterized by progressive demyelination and neurodegeneration of the central nervous system (CNS), constituting the most common demyelinating disease of the CNS in humans. Although intensive research over many decades has unveiled many pathophysiological mechanisms in the development of MS, the cause is still unknown. Nevertheless, it does seem clear that genetic susceptibility and environmental factors play crucial roles. Trending Topics in Multiple Sclerosis is a book that provides an insight into some of the main problems currently debated in this area of research, focusing on topics that deal with genetic and environmental risk factors, pathophysiological mechanisms, neurocognitive findings, and neuroprotective strategies.

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