Hispano – American Brain Bank of Neurodevelopmental Disorders

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Dr. José Luna-Muñoz

Dr. José Luna-Muñoz is the Director of the National Brainbank of Dementia, México (BND). He is a Scientific Researcher and Faculty at the Faculty of Superior Studies (Facultad de Estudios Superiores), Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México of Cuautitlán (UNAM). He is also a Scientific Advisor to Alzheimer IberoAmerica and Foundation of Fundación Familiares de alzheimer Aguascalientes, México.

Dr. Mar Pacheco

Dr. Mar Pacheco-Herrero is a Researcher, Professor, and Coordinator of the Research Unit of the Faculty of Health Sciences at the Pontificia Universidad Catolica Madre y Maestra (PUCMM), Dominican Republic. She is also the Founder of the first research group to study neurodegenerative diseases in the Dominican Republic and the Neuroscience Research Laboratory Director. She is an international advisor to the National Dementia BioBank, Mexico. Dr. Pacheco’s research group focuses on the study of the molecular processing of proteins involved in neurodegenerative diseases, mainly Alzheimer’s and other dementias, and the search for risk factors and specific biomarkers.

Dr. Ana Yris Silvestre Sosa

Dr. Ana Yris Silvestre Sosa is a Physician and Psychiatrist who specializes in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. She works in the detection, management and surveillance of mental illnesses.

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“El cerebro es un mundo que consta de numerosos continentes inexplorados y grandes extensiones de territorio desconocido”

– Santiago Ramón y Cajal

“The brain is a world consisting of a number of unexplored continents and great stretches of unknown territory”

– Santiago Ramón y Cajal


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