MSc/PhD Program
Natalia Manrique Hoyos
First Name:

Last Name:
Manrique Hoyos




Natalia Manrique Hoyos


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”

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

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.