Post-doctoral IRTA Fellow, Medicinal Chemistry Section
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Ph.D. – Pharmacology – Joint Program: Autonomous University of Baja California and University of California, San Diego (Advisors: Palmer Taylor and Jose Manuel Cornejo-Bravo)
M.S. – Biopharmaceutical Chemistry - Autonomous University of Baja California - Mexico
B.S. – Biopharmaceutical Chemistry - Autonomous University of Baja California - Mexico
Gisela Andrea Camacho Hernandez received her B.S. in Biopharmaceutical Chemistry (2011), and her M.S. from the Autonomous University of Baja California (Mexico, 2013). In a joint program between the Autonomous University of Baja California (Mexico) and the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) she received her Ph.D. (2018) under the mentorship of Professor Palmer Taylor (Department of Pharmacology and the Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, UCSD) and Dr. Jose Manuel Cornejo-Bravo (UABC). Her dissertation research was directed to the synthesis, pharmacological characterization and crystallographic studies of a novel non-canonical a7 nicotinic acetylcholine receptor agonists, that differ in chemical scaffold from nicotinic agents, subtype selectivity, and binding interactions with the acetylcholine binding protein from Lymnaea stagnalis. Since November 2019 she became an IRTA post-doctoral visiting fellow at the Medicinal Chemistry Section of the Molecular Targets and Medications Discovery Branch at NIDA under the mentorship of Dr. Amy H. Newman, where her research is focusing on the design, synthesis, and pharmacological characterization of novel fluorescent probes for the monoamine transporters.