Graduate Programs in the Biomedical Sciences

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Matias Jaureguiberry Bravo


Hometown: Santiago, Chile

Undergraduate Institution: Universidad Andres Bello

Thesis Mentor: Joan W. Berman, Ph.D. 

Department: Pathology


  • First Place Presentation Award, New York student symposium on cell and cancer biology, Memorial Sloan Kettering
  • Early Investigator Travel Award for Meritorious Research: Society for Neuroimmune Pharmacology (SNIP) 21st and 23rd meetings.

    Description of Research

    I am studying the effects of buprenorphine, an opiate derivate, on CCL2 mediated CD14+CD16+ monocyte migration across the blood brain barrier. We propose that buprenorphine inhibits CCL2 mediated CD14+CD16+ monocyte migration into the CNS, resulting in decreased neuroinflammation that could help to reduce cognitive impairments on HIV-infected people.


    NeuroAIDS, cognitive impairments, CD14+CD16+ monocytes, CCL2, opioid abuse, buprenorphine 

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    There are more important things than publications when it comes to choosing a laboratory to work on your thesis. The Ph.D. is a journey of many years, in which mentoring, collaboration, environment and networking are essential as well. Choose wisely and carefully.

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