MSc/PhD Program
Natalia Manrique Hoyos
First Name:
Natalia

Last Name:
Manrique Hoyos

Country:
Colombia

 

 



Natalia Manrique Hoyos

EDUCATION

College / University:
Pontificia Universidad Javeriana – Bogota, Colombia

Highest Degree:
B.Sc. in Biology

Major Subjects:
Genetics, Molecular Biology, Neurobiochemistry, Population Genetics, Animal Physiology, Evolution

Lab Experience:
Basic techniques in Molecular Biology

Projects / Research:
Jan - May 2006: Internship at the Population Genetics & Evolutionary Biology, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana. Standardization of heterologue rDNA nuclear and microsatellite markers PCR protocol for Palythoa caribaeorum
Aug 2006 - May 2007: Undergraduate research: “Gene flow analysis of Palythoa caribaeorum populations from the Colombia Caribbean using a nuclear rDNA marker”

Scholarships:
2007 - 2008: Stipend of the Excellence Foundation for the Promotion of the Max Planck Society

SCIENTIFIC INTERESTS AND GOALS:
My interest is mainly focused on neurogenetics and immunogenetics. As the nervous system is the main command and control unit of living beings, I wish to understand the processes through which such a self-regulated, advanced system collapses. My principal interests are genetic expression and molecular mechanisms of neurological diseases. Other topics that interest me are: neuroimmunology, CNS disorders, neural transplantation, and recovery of spinal cord function after injury.