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Garcia Marin, Virginia


Curriculum Vitae

  1. Education

    Degree Institution Field Dates
    MS  New York University  Clinical Research  2019 
    PhD  Complutense University of Madrid  Neuroscience  2006 
    BS  Complutense University of Madrid  Biology  2000 
  2. Full-Time Academic Experience

    Institution Rank Field Dates
    York College/CUNY  Assistant Professor  Biology  2019 - to date 
    Center for Neural Science/New York University  Research Scientist  Neuroscience  2010-2019 
    Instituto Cajal/CSIC  Postdoctoral Fellow  Neuroscience  2006-2010 
    Instituto Caja/CSIC  Graduate Student  Neuroscience  2000-2006 
  3. Part-Time Academic Experience

    Institution Rank Field Dates
    New York University  Adjunct Professor  Neuroanatomy  01/2019 
    John Jay College of Criminal Justice/CUNY  Adjunct Professor  Biology  2015 
    City College of New York, CUNY  Adjunct Professor  Biology  2014 
  4. Non Academic Experience

  5. Employment Record At This Institution

  6. Publications In Field Of Expertise

    1. Books:

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    2. Papers in Professional Journals:
      1. Articles:

        Michael Hawken, Robert Shapley, Anita Disney, Andrew Henrie, Christopher Henry, Virginia Garcia-Marin, Elizabeth Johnson, Siddhartha Joshi, Jenna Kelly, Dario Ringach, and Dajun Xing. "Functional clusters of neurons in layer 6 of macaque V1." Journal of Neuroscience. 40 2020: 2445-2457.

        García-Marín V, Kelly JG, MJ Hawken. "Dominant feedforward thalamic input into layer 4C of primary visual cortex in primate." Cereb Cortex.. 29 2019: 134-149.

        Kelly JG, García-Marín V, Rudy B, Hawken MJ.. "Densities and Laminar Distributions of Kv3.1b-, PV-, GABA-, and SMI-32-Immunoreactive Neurons in Macaque Area V1.." Cereb Cortex.. 29 2018: 1921-1937.

        Christopher Shooner, Luke Hallum, Romesh Kumbhani, Virginia Garcia-Marin, Jenna Kelly, Najib Majaj, J. Movshon, and Lynne Kiorpes. "Asymmetric dichoptic masking in visual cortex of amblyopic macaque monkeys." J Neurosci.. 37 2017: 8734-8741.

        Luke E Hallum, Christopher Shooner, Romesh D Kumbhani, Jenna G Kelly, Virginia García-Marín, Najib J Majaj, J Anthony Movshon, Lynne Kiorpes. "Altered balance of receptive field excitation and suppression in visual cortex of amblyopic macaque monkeys." Journal of Neuroscience. 37 2017: 8216-8226.

        Christopher Shooner, Luke E Hallum, Romesh D Kumbhani, Corey M Ziemba, Virginia Garcia-Marin, Jenna G Kelly, Najib J Majaj, J Anthony Movshon, Lynne Kiorpes. "Population representation of visual information in areas V1 and V2 of amblyopic macaques." Vision research. 114 2015: 56-67.

        García-Marín V, Sandiang M and Hawken M.. "Reduced Density of Geniculocortical Terminals in Foveal Layer 4A in the Macaque Primary Visual Cortex: Relationship to S-cone Density.." Brain Structure and Function. 220 2014: 2783-96.

        García-Marín V, Ahmed T. Azfal Y and Hawken M.. "Distribution of Vesicular Glutamate Transporter 2 (VGlut2) in Primary Visual Cortex of the Macaque and Human." Journal of Comparative Neurology. 521 2013: 130-151.

        Blazquez-Llorca L, Garcia-Marin V, Merino-Serrais P, Avila J and DeFelipe J.. "Abnormal phosphorylation of tau in thorny excrescences of CA3 hippocampal neurons in Alzheimer’s disease patients.." Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease. 26 2011: 683-698.

        García-López P, García-Marín V, and Freire M.. "The histological slides and drawings of the Cajal Museum." Frontiers in Neuroanatomy. 4 2010: 9. doi: 10.3389/neuro.05.009.2010.

        García-López P, García-Marín V, Martinez-Murillo R, and Freire M.. "Cajal’s achievements in the field of the development of dendritic arbors.." International Journal of Developmental Biology. 54 2010: 1405-1417.

        Blazquez-Llorca L, Garcia-Marin V, and DeFelipe J. "Pericellular innervation of neurons expressing abnormally hyperphosphoryolated tau in the hippocampal formation of Alzheimer’s disease patients." Frontiers in Neuroanatomy,. 4 2010: 20. doi: 10.3389/fnana.2010.00020.

        García-Marín V, Blazquez-Llorca L, Rodriguez JR, Gonzalez-Soriano J and DeFelipe J. "Differential distribution of neurons in the gyral white matter of the human cerebral cortex.." Journal of Comparative Neurology. 518 2010: 4740-4759.

        Blazquez-Llorca L, Garcia-Marin V, and DeFelipe J.. "GABAergic complex basket formations in the human neocortex." Journal of Comparative Neurology. 518 2010: 4917-4937.

        García-López P, García-Marín V, and Freire M.. "Dendritic Spines and development: Towards a unifying model of spinogenesis –A present day review of Cajal’s histological slides and drawings." Neural Plasticity.. 2010: doi:10.1155/2010/769207.

        García-Marín V, Blazquez-Llorca L, Rodriguez JR, Ferrer I, Boluda S, Santpere G and DeFelipe J. "Diminished perisomatic GABAergic terminals on cortical neurons adjacent to amyloid plaques." Frontiers in Neuroanatomy,. 3 2009: 28. doi:10.3389/neuro.05.028.2009.

        Garcia-Lopez P, Garcia-Marin V, Martinez-Murillo R, Freire M,. "Updating old ideas and recent advances regarding the Interstitial Cells of Cajal." Brain Research Reviews. 61 2009: 154-169.

        García-Marín V, García-López P. and Freire M.. "The growth cone as seen through Cajal´s original histological preparations and publications.." Journal of History of Neuroscicence. 18 2009: 197-210.

        García-Marín V, García-López P. and Freire M. "Cajal´s contributions to the study of Alzheimer´s Disease." Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease. 12 2007: 161-174.

        García-López P, García-MarínV, and Freire M.. "The discovery of dendritic spines by Cajal in 1888 and its relevance in present-day neuroscience.." Progress in Neurobiology. 83 2007: 110-130.

        García-Marín V, García-López P and Freire M. "Cajal´s contributions to glia research." Trend in Neuroscience. 30 2007: 479-487.

        García-López P, García-Marín V, and Freire M.. "3D reconstruction of cerebral cortex pyramidal cell of a Cajal histological preparation." Journal of Neuroscience. 26 2006: 11249-11525.

        Martínez A, Marín VG, Ramón y Cajal Junquera S, Martínez-Murillo R and Freire M. "The contributions of Santiago Ramón y Cajal to cancer research – 100 years on." Nature Reviews Cancer. 5 2005: 904-909.

      2. Proceedings:
        1. Refereed Proceedings
        2. Non-Refereed Proceedings
    3. Chapters in Books:
    4. Government Reports or Monographs
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  7. Other Publications

    1. Books:
    2. Papers in Professional Journals:
      1. Articles:
      2. Proceedings:
        1. Refereed Proceedings
        2. Non-Refereed Proceedings
    3. Chapters in Books:
    4. Government Reports or Monographs
    5. Book Reviews:
  8. Presented Papers, Lectures, And Exhibitions And Performances

    "Keynote Speaker in Opening Ceremony of Science Day at Hostos. Eugenio María de Hostos Community College, CUNY" 11/13/2018: .

    "Organization of the LGN thalamic afferents into primary visual cortex in human and macaque monkey V1. Biology Colloquium, City College of New York, CUNY" 12/05/2016: .

    "Alterations in the pericellular synaptic innervation of neurons in contact with plaques. Society for Neuroscience. Chicago, IL, USA" 10/21/2009: .

    ". Cajal also study Alzheimer Disease. The Legacy of Cajal. Chesnut Hill College, School of Undergraduate Studies, Philadelphia, USA, PA" 10/05/2006: .

    "Cajal and his studies about Alzheimer Disease. School of Anatomy and Human Biology, Univ. Western Australia, Perth, Australia" 08/2006: .

  9. Patents


  10. Work In Progress

    1. Books in progress:
    2. Papers in Progress:


    3. Papers submitted to journals for consideration:
    4. Research in progress:
  11. Professional Honors, Prizes, Fellowships

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  12. Grants-In-Aid

    Department of Defense-Air Force Office of Scientific Research, ‘Superresolution confocal microscopy for research on the central nervous system: cortical circuit organization and neuroprotection of retinal ganglion cells in glaucoma. 2020 (pending): $313,096.

    NIH Support of Competitive Research (SCORE) Research Continuance Award (SC3), Understanding the microcircuits in monkey sensory cortices: a connectomic approach. 2020 (pending): $363,386.


    NIH R01 (Co-PI), Understanding the microcircuits in visual cortex of human and macaque: a connectomic analysis of V1 and V2. 2019 (pending): $2,081,427.


    NARSAD Young Investigator Grant, Brain& Behavior Research Foundation, Dissecting the Human Magnocellular Visual Pathway in perceptual disorders. 2015-2016: $61,000.

    NIH R21 exploratory Grant (Postdoc), The Canonical Cortical Microcircuit: an Ultrastructural Re-examination. 2014-2016: $446,981.

    Postdoctoral Fellow, Spanish Ministry of Education, Science and Innovation, . 2011-2012: .

    Travel grant, 12th Congress of the European Federation of Neurological Societies, . 2008: .

    Universidad Complutense of Madrid Dean Grant, . 2002-2004: .

  13. Institutional Service

    1. Service to the Department

      Represented the MS Clinical Trial Management at York College Graduate School Fair: November 6, 2019.

      Represented the Biology department at York College Open House: November 10, 2019.

    2. Service to the School

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    3. Service to the College

      Volunteer Emergency Student Success Coaches: May, 2020.

    4. Service to the Graduate Center
    5. Service to the University
  14. Offices Held In Professional Societies

  15. Other Professional Activities And Public Service

  16. Teaching Activities At This Institution

    1. Courses Taught (List)
      Course Description
       BIO 201  Principles of Biology I 
       BIO 235L  Anatomy & Physiology II - Lab 
       CTM 501  Introduction to Clinical Research and Clinical Trial Terminology 
       CTM507  Introduction to medical writing - document preparation 
       BIO/BTEC 489  Special topics in Neuroscience 
    2. New courses/programs developed (list):

      CTM517, Introduction to SAS programming.