MSc/PhD Program
Sharlen Yared Moore Corona
First Name:
Sharlen Yared

Last Name:
Moore Corona



Sharlen Yared Moore Corona


College / University:
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM)

Highest Degree:

Major Subjects:
Basic Biomedical Research

Lab Experience:
Basic techniques in molecular and cellular biology.
Experience in primary cultures from rat cortical and hippocampal neurons, synaptosomes purification, cell survival assays, and reactive oxygen species determination.

Projects / Research:
Aug 2009 – July 2012 (thesis project): "ROS generation and apoptotic neuronal death induced by beta amyloid-copper(II) complexes in cortical primary cultures", Dr. Ma. del Lourdes Massieu Trigo, Molecular Neuropathology Dept., Cellular Physiology Institute, UNAM
Aug 2008 – July 2009: "Comparative analysis of the immune response to three PE_PGRS proteins from Mycobacterium tuberculosis", Dr. Clara Inés Espitia Pinzón, Immunology Dept., Biomedical Research Institute, UNAM
Aug 2007 – July 2008: "Phenotypic characterization of Streptomyces coelicolor impaired at the protein glycosylation system", Dr. Luis Servín Gonzáles, Molecular Biology and Biotechnology Dept., Biomedical Research Institute, UNAM

2012 - 2013: Stipend of the Excellence Foundation for the Promotion of the Max Planck Society
Aug – Dec 2010: Mexico City Science and Technology Institute (ICyTDF) scholarship
Mar – June 2010: UNAM Support Program for Projects in Research and Technological Innovation (PAPIIT) scholarship
2009: National Council of Science and Technology (CONACyT) scholarship to support undergraduate students


Since our society is facing a rapid increase of the elderly population, mostly due to scientific discoveries that promoted a higher life expectancy, one of my main interests is to study glial involvement in aging and neurodegenerative diseases. I'm also interested in the neural basis of perception, especially how the integration of information from different senses influences perception and conduct.