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Villegas, FranciscoVillegas, Francisco
- Areas of Expertise:
- Behavioral Neuroscience
- Central mechanisms of reward and Sleep
Dr. Villegas’ central interest is based on contemporary research using adult stem cell (neurospheres) transplantation and recovery of cognitive functions in a rat model of Alzheimer’s disease. The rat Alzheimer’s model is produced by chronic infusion of neurotoxins. The behavior test includes using the Morris water maze for testing learning and memory, and a ‘serial reaction time task’ for testing attention. The study presents an innovative strategy for exploring more permanent treatments for neurodegenerative disorders.
Degree Institution Field Dates PhD City University of New York Experimental Cognition 1997 BA City College, City University of New York Psychology 1979