What is your current role? Tell us a bit about your research
I am currently an assistant professor in the Department of Pharmacology at the Universidad de Concepción (Chile) and I work mainly on drug design for neurodegenerative diseases within the systems pharmacology paradigm.
Why did you choose to participate in the ASAPbio Fellows program?
I think that in Latin America we have a poor culture of preprints and we know very little about them, and also that it is crucial to change the way we communicate science so we have a lot of work ahead of us.
What are you excited about in science communication?
Engaging young minds to use new tools to communicate science, in a truly open way, i.e. everyone can access the information, not only “readers” but also those who want to publish and share their results.
Ask me about…
I am interested in the use of new technologies in everyday life (my house, my car, my workplace…), and my hobbies include playing poker and futbol as well as sharing with friends and walks with my dog.