Previous Research, Continuing Education, Academic and non-Academic Work Experience
Present - Fall 2022: Instructor, Santa Clara University, San Jose, CA
Summer 2022 - Fall 2020: Professor at Palmer College, San Jose, CA
Fall 2020: - Spring 2013: PTC at the Faculty of Science at the Universidad Autonoma de San Luis Potosi (UASLP)
Spring 2013 - Fall 2007: Associate Professor, The University of Texas at Dallas (UTD, Richardson, TX).
August 2007 - September 2004: Assistant Professor, The University of Texas at Dallas (UTD, Richardson, TX).
June 2004 - May 2001: Research Assistant Professor at the Blanchette Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute (BRNI, Rockville, MD)
February 2001- April 2001 Visiting Professor at the Institute of Physiology at the “Centro de Investigaciones Regionales Hydeyo Noguchi” (UADY, Merida, Yucatan, Mexico)
January 2001 - May 1998: Visiting Fellow at the Lab. of Cell and Synaptic Physiology at Nat’l Inst. of Children and Human Development at NIH (NICHD/NIH, Bethesda, MD, USA)
April 1998 - April 1997: Visiting Fellow at the Lab. of Cell Biology at Nat’l Inst. of Deafness and other Communication Disorders at NIH (NIDCD/NIH, Bethesda, MD, USA)
March 1997 - February 1997: Visiting Fellow at the Instituto de Fisiologia Celular (Institute of Cell Physiology), Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (UNAM, Mexico City, Mexico)
January 1997 - January 1996: Post-doctoral Fellow at the University of Tennessee at Memphis (Memphis, TN)
November 1991 - February 1990: Magnetic Resonance Consultant, Polybios, Trieste Science Park.
January 1990 - November 1989: Teacher of Informatics and Systems Theory at the Techn. Industrial Inst. (Oristano, Italy)
October 1989 - September-1989: Professor of Mathematics and Physics at the Scientific Lycee (high-school, Oristano, Italy)
April 1988 – April 1989 Magnetic Resonance Imaging trainee at the Center of Evaluation of Biomedical Technologies (CEVAB) at Research Area, Trieste, Italy.
October 1987 - March 1988: Human Physiology Institute (University of Trieste), Hon. Research Assistant
Spring 2010: Operating room intraoperative monitoring electrophysiologist (Monitoring Concepts, Dallas, TX)
Past and current research
- Electrophysiology and morphology of the GABAergic system of the hippocampus.
- Neuropeptide and monoamine modulation of GABAergic synaptic transmission.
- Dynamics and properties of cortical glutamatergic synaptic transmission
- Voltage gated K+ channels
- Physiology of auditory receptors
- Role of acetylcholine and monoamines in the temporal cortex
- Action of monoamines and cholinomimetics on auditory attention
- Effects of monoamines and cholinomimetics on attention
- Monoamine and acetylcholine direct modulation of NMDA receptors
Fall 2009 - Fall 2008: non-degree seeking biology student at UTD.
Biochemistry I, Biochemistry workshop I
Biochemistry II, Biochemistry workshop II
Classic and Molecular Genetics,Classic and Molecular Genetics Workshop