About Erwin Kristobal Gudenschwager Basso
I am currently serving as a Research Assistant professor in the Department of Physiology and Aging, College of Medicine. My academic training began with the completion of my Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Universidad Austral, Valdivia, Chile. Building upon my foundation in biomedical research, I pursued a Ph.D. in Biomedical and Veterinary Sciences at Virginia Tech, where I studied angiogenesis signaling in both placental development and skin tumors. Following my doctoral studies, I embarked upon a rewarding postdoctoral training focusing into the mechanisms underlying traumatic brain injury (TBI). My investigations utilized murine models of controlled cortical impact, repetitive mild TBI, and post-traumatic epilepsy (PTE). I sought to unravel the complexities of TBI and shed light on the role of the immune system in the aftermath of such injuries. The overarching objective of my research endeavors has been to identify strategies that mitigate secondary injury and promote enhanced recovery following TBI. I am also interested in unraveling the early brain changes that predispose individuals to the development of post-traumatic epilepsy. Furthermore, I am intrigued by the interplay between TBI and sleep disturbances, as well as the impact of TBI on circadian rhythms. Exploring these interconnected aspects will contribute to our understanding of the multifaceted nature of TBI and facilitate the development of novel therapeutic interventions. By virtue of my diverse academic background and research experience, I am committed to advancing the frontiers of knowledge in the field of traumatic brain injury and its associated sequelae. The opportunity to join the Department of Physiology and Aging at the University of Florida presents a unique platform for me to further explore these research avenues and make significant contributions to the scientific community.
- Circadian Clock
- Neuroimmune interactions in Neurodegenerative diseases
- traumatic brain injury