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Miriam Echevarría, Ph.D.,
Doctor in Biology, Full Professor of Physiology Institute of Biomedicine of Seville-IBiS; University of Seville, University Hospital Virgen del Rocío, Seville, Spain
Email: irusta@us.es Lab website: https://www.ibis-sevilla.es/investigacion/neurociencias/fisiopatologia-asociada-a-las-acuaporinas/echevarria-irusta-miriam.aspx


Areas of Interest: General, Acquired, Biomarkers, CSF Dynamics, Congenital, Developmental Biology


Research focus:

I am a basic researcher interested in studing the participation of aquaporins in hydrocephalus associated to hypoxia and aging: pathophysiology, biomarkers and therapeutic strategies.
AQPs are expressed in choroid plexus (CP) and ependymal tissue (ET), and there they participate in the production of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). AQPs may therefore contribute to the pathophysiology of hydrocephalus (HC). Furthermore, the finding that expression of brain AQPs was up-regulated by hypoxia (Hy) let us to propose that this condition may favor developing of HC.