Dr. Labarca is Professor of Biophysics at the Center for Scientific Studies in Valdivia, Chile. After receiving a Ph.D. from the Biophysics Program at Brandeis University, he conducted postdoctoral research in biophysics at the University of California–San Diego and then returned to Chile as a Visiting Professor, Faculty of Biological Sciences, at the Catholic University of Chile in Santiago. He received a postdoctoral fellowship from the Muscular Dystrophy Association (19811982) and a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1995. Dr. Labarca was awarded the 19941995 Cátedra Patrimonial de Excelencia from the National Board of Science and Technology (CONACYT), Mexico, and was elected President of the Latin American Society of Biophysicists in 1995. In 1996, he was named a Chilean Presidential Chair in Science and, in 1999, was awarded the Rectors Medal from the University of Chile.
RESEARCH ABSTRACT SUMMARY:
Dr. Labarca studies synaptic transmission in the olfactory learning centers of Drosophila.
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