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Dr Nephtali Marina-Gonzalez
Royal Free Campus
London
NW3 2PF
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Appointment
  • Associate Professor (Teaching)
  • Department of Education
  • Div of Medicine
  • Faculty of Medical Sciences
Biography

Dr Marina-Gonzalez is a cardiovascular neuroscientist based in the UCL Division of Medicine. He  studied Medicine in Mexico where he also did a Masters and a PhD in Neuroscience. He completed postdoctoral training in UCL and Cambridge before obtaining a British Heart Foundation Intermediate Basic Science Research Fellowship to study glial mechanisms involved in the development of arterial hypertension and heart failure. 

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My research interests include the study the role of the autonomic nervous system in the pathogenesis of arterial hypertension and heart failure. I employ a wide array of cutting-edge techniques, including optogenetics and pharmacogenetics for selective activation or inhibition of glial and neuronal networks that control cardio-respiratory activity. 

Teaching Summary

  • Academic Lead integrated Medical Sciences
  • Cardiovascular & Respiratory function module leader (year 1, UCL Applied Medical Science BSc course).
  • Functional Anatomy and Medical Imaging module leader (year 1, UCL Applied Medical Science BSc course).
  • Contributor to the UCL MBBS course at organization and delivery level, 
  • Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy 
  • Holder of Postgraduate Certificate in learning and teaching in higher education awarded by the UCL Centre for Advancement of Learning and Teaching.

Academic Background
2019   ATQ04 - Recognised by the HEA as a Senior Fellow University College London
2010   PGCE. University College London
2003   Doctor of Philosophy Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (UNAM)
1998   Doctor of Medicine Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (UNAM)
1998   Master of Science Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (UNAM)
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