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Perla MORENO CASTILLA

Perla Moreno-Castilla
Title: Postdoc Fellow (Visiting Fellow)
Office(s): Neurocognitive Aging Section (NAS)
Email Address: perla.morenocastilla@nih.gov

Biography

Dr. Moreno-Castilla is currently a postdoctoral researcher in the laboratory of Dr. Peter Rapp in the Neurocognitive Aging Section at the NIA. Her research projects aim to understand inter-individual differences in hippocampal circuit engagement and elucidate the role of extracellular vesicles containing the synaptic protein Arc in the successful neuroadaptation in aging. She earned a degree in Chemistry and a Ph.D. in Neuroscience, both from the National University of Mexico (UNAM) in Mexico City, under the mentorship of Dr. Federico Bermudez-Rattoni. Her thesis work described a causal link between the amyloid beta-induced dopaminergic dysfunction with impaired synaptic plasticity and memory in animal models of Alzheimer’s disease.