Karina Bravo Flores

Personal information:

 

Full Name: Karina Bravo Flores

IM : Bravo, K.

Nationality: Chilean

Sex: Female

 

Birth information:

 

Country : Chile

City : Santiago

Date : 18/03/1987

 

Actual Position

August 2017 – until now University assistant professor, Universidad de O’Higgins.

 

Education and Training

 

2005-2010 Undergraduate Studies, Licentiate in Biochemistry (equivalent to a bachelor degree in science), Universidad de Santiago de Chile.

2010-2011 Biochemistry degree, Universidad de Santiago de Chile.

2012-2014 Investigation assistant FONDECYT 1090375

2014 April Certified of Ethical management, use and care of experimental animals: mouse model, given by University of Santiago, Chile.

2012- September 2016. Ph.D.student/candidate (2014), Universidad de Santiago de Chile.

2016 Diploma on University Teaching, Universidad de Santiago de Chile.

2016 PhD in Neuroscience.

October 2016 – March 2017 Research assistant, FONDECYT 113874

2012 – May 2017. University teaching in Universidad de Santiago de Chile. Subjects: General biology teacher, Animal physiology, Clinic Physiology for medical students, occupational therapist, technology faculty and  Licentiate (bachelor degree) in biochemistry

2017 Research assistant University of Iowa, Iowa, USA.

Fellowship, Honors and award

2013 CONICYT fellowship for support PhD studies

2014 Fellowship from University of Santiago de Chile for support the participation in Society for Neuroscience Society for Neuroscience, Washington DC, USA.

2014 Fellowship from Chilean society physiological sciences for support participation in 1st PanAmerican Congress of Physiological Sciences (PanAM-2014) Iguassu Falls, Brazil.

2015 Perinatal fluoxetine exposure affects the serotonergic drive of the respiratory rhythm In vitro. Society for Neuroscience, Chicago, USA.

2015 Operational expenses fellowship by CONICYT, for support expenses associated with the development of doctoral thesis.

2016 Fellowship from University of Santiago de Chile for support the participation in Society for Neuroscience 2016, San Diego, California, USA, 2016

 

Publications:

 

Bravo, K, Eugenín J, Llona, I. Perinatal fluoxetine exposure impairs the CO2 chemoreflex: Implications for sudden infant death syndrome. Am J Respir Cell Mol Biol. 2016 Mar 28. PMID:27018763

 

Bravo, K, Eugenín J, Llona, I. The Plastic Brain, Neurodevelopmental effects of serotonin on the brainstem respiratory network . Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology, 2016. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-62817-2

 

 

Communications. Oral or poster presentations:

 

Bravo, K, Eugenín J, Llona, I. Decrease in central chemosensitivity after perinatal fluoxetine exposure is associated with changes in serotonin receptors contribution. Society for Neuroscience 2016, San Diego, California, USA, 2016.

 

Bravo, K, Eugenín J, Llona, I. Perinatal fluoxetine exposure affects the serotonergic drive of the respiratory rhythm In vitro. Society for Neuroscience 2015, Chicago, USA.

Bravo, K, Eugenín J, Llona, I. Perinatal exposure to fluoxetine diminished the response to hypercarbia in vivo and in vitro in mice neonates. Society for Neuroscience 2014, Washington DC, USA.

Bravo, K, Eugenín J, Llona, I. Chronic exposure to fluoxetine in perinatal period diminished the response to hypercarbia in vivo and in vitro in neonatal mice. Pan-American Congress of Physiological Sciences (PanAM-2014) Iguassu Falls, Brazil.

 

Bravo, K, Eugenín J, Llona, I. Prenatal fluoxetine alters the central chemoreception Chilean Society of Neuroscience 2014, Valdivia, Chile.

Bravo, K, Eugenín J, Llona, I.  Ventilatory response to hipercarbia in mice exposed to fluoxetine during prenatal period. IX Annual Meeting Chilean Society of Neuroscience SChN 2013, Valparaíso, Chile.

Bravo, K, Eugenín J, Llona, I.  Administración de fluoxetina durante el período prenatal: Efecto en el desarrollo de la red neural respiratoria. 7th Annual Meeting Chilean Society of Neuroscience 2011, Santa Cruz, Chile.

 

Bravo, K, Eugenín J, Llona, I.  Chronic exposure to fluoxetine in perinatal period altered the functional connection of the raphe with the respiratory network in neonatal mice. IV Encuentro de Investigación de Estudiantes de Pre y Postgrado de la Facultad de Química y Biología, Universidad de Santiago de Chile 2011, Santiago, Chile.

 

Courses:

2017 Advances in neural rhythms modulation and dysregulation. Universidad de Iowa-Universidad de Santiago de Chile.

2012 Development of drugs with dual action (Monoaminergic and Nicotinic): A door to the polypharmacy. Universidad de Santiago de Chile.

2010 IBRO Course in Neuroscience. Universidad de Santiago de Chile.