MSc/PhD Program
Alonso Barrantes Freer
First Name:
Alonso

Last Name:
Barrantes Freer

Country:
Costa Rica

 

 



Alonso Barrantes Freer

EDUCATION

College / University:
1999 - 2006: Universidad de Costa Rica

Highest Degree:
M.D.

Major Subjects:
Medicine and Surgery

Lab Experience:
Training in behavioral neuroscience: Stereotaxic surgery, behavioral tests, brain perfusion, and brain neurochemistry (HPLC-EC)

Projects / Research:
Practical training in 6-OHDA rat model of Parkinson´s Disease, as well as in a rat model of Depression based on housing conditions. Neuroscience Research Program, University of Costa Rica

Scholarships:
2007 - 2008: Stipend of the Excellence Foundation for the Promotion of the Max Planck Society
1999 - 2007: "Stimulus Scholarship" (exemption from tuition fees), University of Costa Rica

SCIENTIFIC INTERESTS AND GOALS:

My main interest is the study of biological circuits, in physiological as well as in pathological conditions. I am fascinated by the way the brain circuitry integrates different stimuli and how this input can finally be expressed as many different outputs. I think that a deeper knowledge of the anatomical-physiological configuration is extremely important for the final understanding of the brain.