MSc/PhD Program
Juan Diego Prieto Ramírez
First Name:
Juan Diego

Last Name:
Prieto Ramírez



Juan Diego Prieto Ramírez


College / University:
Universidad Nacional de Colombia

Highest Degree:
B.Sc. in Biology

Major Subjects:
Cellular Biology, Neurobiology, Biophysics

Lab Experience:
Techniques in immunochemistry - immunohistochemistry, western blot, co-immunoprecipitation-, cell dissociation, PCR, bacteria transformation, basic electrophysiology
Animal models: chick (G. gallus domesticus) and squid (D. pealeii)

Projects / Research:
2015: Assessment of chick (Gallus gallus domesticus) embryo neurons as a native system for the study of the inositol lipid-signaling pathway, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá, Colombia
2015 - 2016: Assessment of the possible presence of a phototransduction macromolecular complex in the retina of the squid (Dorytheuthis pealeii), Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá, Colombia, Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, MA, USA

2016 - 2017: Stipend by the international Max Planck Research School
2010, 2011, 2013, 2014: Top group GPA enrollment fee waiver
2010: 5th best admission exam enrollment fee waiver


I am drawn to transduction processes, which in some cases have been able to detect even single quanta (light, olfaction), and to the machines that ultimately allow transfer of the sensorial information: ionic channels. Not-so-well studied modalities, such as nociception and thermosensation are particularly interesting to me.