Sonia Villapol

Georgetown UniversityUnited States of America

My research interests are mainly focused on the elucidating of mechanisms of cell death, gliosis, inflammation and neurogenesis via several models of brain damage (excitotoxicity, ischemia and trauma), and how inflammatory mediators connect the brain with the periphery. To date, my research has mainly been dedicated towards the development of novel therapeutics to repair the brain after damage, focusing on endogenous inhibitors of apoptosis, nitric oxide, melatonin or angiotensin II receptor inhibitors and exploiting their protective roles in the brain.

2chapters authored