Former Member

Roberto Meza

Biologist Roberto Meza-Andrade obtained his degree in Biology from Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla in 2007. Subsequently, he attended the Institute of Neuroethology at University of Veracruz and earned his master’s degree in 2014. Currently, he is a PhD candidate at the Institute of Physiology of the University of Puebla. Roberto Meza is mainly interested in the central control of respiration, respiratory physiology, central pattern generators, and motor control. His PhD thesis was related to the functional relationship between the central patterns generators of scratching and respiration, and the use of new optical technologies to detect BOLD signals in the cat spinal cord during scratching.

Abraham Méndez Fernández

Abraham Méndez Fernández, received his Bachelor degree in Biomedical Research from Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla, in 2016. He is ending his Master in Science Thesis about the pehnomenon of bistability in dorsal horn neurons from the cat spinal cord. 

Ivan Zea, Visiting researcher

Ivan Zea, former Research Technician at Duke University Medical Center. He received his bachelor’s degree in Genomic Sciences from National Autonomous University of Mexico in 2015. Later on, he started working as a Research Technician with Miguel Nicolelis at Duke University exploring novel sensory modality representations in the rat’s primary cortices using a cortical prosthetic system. His main research interests are Brain Computer Interfaces, neuroengineering, data science, and machine learning.