Wanda C Leon
I obtained my medical degree at the
Universidad de Los Andes (Merida, Venezuela) in 1998.
Afterward, I worked as a general practitioner for about
2 years. Currently, I’m a staff member of the Department
of Pharmacology and Toxicology at Universidad de Los
Andes (Merida,Vzla). I enrolled in the Pharmacology PhD
program at McGill in September 2004 and I’m currently on
the verge of completing my PhD.
My research has been focused on studying
the different brain areas involved in recent spatial
memory formation. Currently, I am involved in the
behavioral characterization of a new transgenic rat
model of AD-like amyloid pathology. We have performed
different behavioral tasks to access the cognitive
functions in our recently developed transgenic rat. My
studies in the Department of Pharmacology and
Therapeutics at McGill have been supported by the
Universidad de los Andes (Merida, Venezuela).
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