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Tufts University School of Medicine

Francisco Espejo Porras

Postdoctoral Scholar
Department: Neuroscience

francisco espejo porras

Francisco Espejo Porras

Postdoctoral Scholar
Department: Neuroscience

Phone 617-636-7000
Campus: Boston

Education

  • Biochemistry Licenciature, Complutense University of Madrid, Madrid, Spain
  • MS, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology & Biomedicine, Complutense University of Madrid, Madrid, Spain
  • PhD, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biomedicine, Complutense University of Madrid, Madrid, Spain

Research synopsis

After studying the endocannabinoid system in ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) and the role of the CB2 receptor in this disease mainly in the glia, I am now focusing on how the communication between neurons and glia by exosomes can affect to the pathogenesis in ALS and in Alzheimer's disease.