María Elena Hernández Aguilar

Universidad Veracruzana Mexico

Professor Dr. María Elena Hernández Aguilar who works at the Brain Research Institute for Universidad Veracruzana, Xalapa, Veracruz, México, was born in the city of Xalapa Veracruz, México. She received her BSc (Biology) degree from Universidad Veracruzana, México, and her MSc and Ph.D. degrees from the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, México in 1993 and 1997, respectively. Her area of research is on how molecular mechanisms are involved in prostate cancer. She also investigates how the major pelvic ganglia may be involved in the generation of prostate cancer when neurons have degenerated. Also, she coordinates Ph.D. in brain research studies and teaches neuroendocrinology to Ph.D. students and she is a member of the Southeastern Mexican chapter of the Society for Neuroscience, USA, and the Mexican Society of Urogenital Sciences.

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