MSc/PhD Program
Dario Arcos-Dìaz

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Dario Arcos-Díaz


College / University:
2002 - 2006: Universidad Nacional de Colombia

Highest Degree:
B.Sc. (Biology)

Major Subjects:
Biology, Neurobiology

Lab Experience:
Practical training in behavioral neurobiology. Basic techniques in cell biology, animal physiology, histology, biochemistry, population genetics.

Projects / Research:
March-June 2006: “Extinction facilitates the new acquisition of spatial memory in rats in the Barnes maze”, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Behavioral Neurophysiology Department, Medicine Faculty, Prof. A. Múnera.

2006 - 2007: Stipend International Max Planck Research School, Germany
2003 - 2005: Honor matriculation and tuition fee exemption for the best Grade Point Average, Universidad Nacional de Colombia

Honors / Awards:
2006: Best score in the Colombian national examinations for undergraduates in Biology (ECAES; higher education quality examinations)
2001: “Andrés Bello” distinction by the Colombian Government in the national category in Biology to the six best results in the examinations for university entrance

I feel deeply fascinated by memory and the higher brain functions because I consider they are what constitutes our lives. An understanding of their complexity can only be envisaged by looking at it from different more simple points of view. I want to investigate the processes underlying behavior using diverse approaches from the molecular to the behavioral level. Furthermore, I think the comprehension of these so far mysterious phenomena is not only interesting but will also help improve the quality of life of people all over the world.