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Pedro Cabrales, PhD

Associate Professor                                                                        
La Jolla Bioengineering Institute                          
La Jolla, CA

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 Education
  • University of Los Andres, Bogota, Colombia, Ph.D. 2003 Engineering
  • University of Los Andres, Bogota, Colombia, M.S. 1999 Mechanical Engineering
  • University of Los Andres, Bogota, Colombia, B.S. 1997 Mechanical Engineering

 

Experience
  • 2014 Present  Associate Professor, Bioengineering, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla.
  • 2009 Present  Adjunct Assistant Professor, La Jolla, CA.
  • 2009 2014  Assistant Professor, Bioengineering, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla.
  • 2005 2009  Research Scientist, La Jolla Bioengineering Institute, La Jolla, CA.
  • 2005 2007  Visiting Researcher, Department of Bioengineering, University of California, San Diego.
  • 2004    Consultant, La Jolla Bioengineering Institute, La Jolla, CA
  • 2001 2004  Development Engineer, Microhemodynamics Laboratory, University of California, San Diego.
  • 1999 2001  Engineer/Scientist, Fundacion Cardio-Infantil, Instituto de Cardiologia, Bogota, Colombia.
  • 1999 2001  Engineer/Scientist, Instituto de Ortopedia Infantil Roosevelt, Bogota, Colombia.
  • 1997 2001  Teaching Assistant, Electrical Engineering Department, University of Los Andes, Bogota, Colombia. 

 

Honors
  • 2014 Bioengineering Department Teacher of the Year, La Jolla, CA.
  • 2014 UC San Diego Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action and Diversity Award, La Jolla, CA.
  • 2013 von Liebig Entrepreneurism Center, NSF Innovation Corps Site, San Diego, CA.
  • 2012 Faculty Career Development Award, University of California, San Diego, CA.
  • 2012 Bioengineering Department Teacher of the Year, La Jolla, CA.
  • 2012 Norman Edmund Inspiration Award, Edmund Optics, Barrington, NJ.
  • 2011 University of California, Academic Senate Research Award, San Diego, CA.
  • 2011 Hellman Fellow, Hellman Family Foundation, San Francisco, CA.
  • 2010 Outstanding Young Investigator, Microcirculatory Society, Anaheim, CA.
  • 2009 Young Innovator Award, Society for Artificial Internal Organs, Dallas, TX.
  • 2008 Young Investigator Award, Current Issues on Blood Substitute Research, Tokyo, Japan.
  • 2007 Young Investigator Award, International Symposium on Blood Substitutes, Beijing, China.

 

 

Selected Publications

S-nitrosoglutathione Prevents Experimental Cerebral Malaria.

Zanini GM, Martins YC, Cabrales P, Frangos JA, Carvalho LJ. J Neuroimmune Pharmacol epub Mar 6. 2012


Exogenous nitric oxide decreases brain vascular inflammation, leakage and venular resistance during Plasmodium berghei ANKA infection in mice.

Zanini GM, Cabrales P, Barkho W, Frangos JA, Carvalho LJ.  J Neuroinflammation 7;8:66, 2011.


Nitric oxide protection against murine cerebral malaria is associated with improved cerebral microcirculatory physiology.

Cabrales P, Zanini GM, Meays D, Frangos JA, Carvalho LJ.  J Infect Dis 15;203(10):1454-63, 2011.


Intravital microscopy of the mouse brain microcirculation using a closed cranial window.

Cabrales P, Carvalho LJ.  J Vis Exp 18;(45), 2010.


Murine cerebral malaria is associated with a vasospasm-like microcirculatory dysfunction, and survival upon rescue treatment is markedly increased by nimodipine.

Cabrales P, Zanini GM, Meays D, Frangos JA, Carvalho LJ.  Am J Pathol 176(3):1306-15, 2010.









 

 

 

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