MSc/PhD Program
Juan Felipe Vargas Fique
First Name:
Juan Felipe

Last Name:
Vargas Fique

Country:
Colombia

 



Juan Felipe Vargas Fique

EDUCATION

College / University:
Universidad de los Andes

Highest Degree:
B.Sc. Biology

Major Subjects:
Biology

Lab Experience:
Behavioral experiments, Insect neurophysiology and behavior, basic training in extracellular recordings and whole cell recording

Projects / Research:
2015: Research assistant: worked contributing to the design of an experimental procedure intended to measure chemoreceptive behavioral responses of Drosophila melanogaster using an olfactometer, Universidad de los Andes
2015: 'Behavioral experiments with an artificial magnetic field and search for magnetic material in Drosophila melanogaster', Bachelor thesis, Dept. of Biology, Universidad de los Andes (Supervisor: Dr. rer. nat. Jorge Molina)

Scholarships:
2016 - 2017: Stipend by the International Max Planck Research School
2010 - 2015: 'Quiero Estudiar' Scholarship, Universidad de los Andes


SCIENTIFIC INTERESTS AND GOALS:

I am interested in the diversity and complexity of sensory modalities. I would like to increase our understanding of the transduction mechanisms and the processing responsible for the uptake of relevant information from the environment. I am also interested in understanding the diversity and flexibility of synaptic conncections and how they may contribute differently to specific functionalities of the brain.