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People About the institute Salvador Sala Pla
Degree:
Degree in Physics from Universitat de València 1981.

Ph.D program:
PhD in Physics from the Universidad de Alicante, December 1987. Dissertation supervised by Prof.Bernat Soria.

Posdoctoral Positions:
Laboratory of Prof. Rick Matteson, Biophysics Department. University of Maryland at Baltimore; and Woods Hole Marine Biological Laboratory (1989-1992).

Previous positions:
Assistant Professor of Medical Physics (1982-1984) Universitat de València.  
Assitant Professor of Physiology (1985-1992) Universidad de Alicante.


Current Position:
Titular Professor in the Department of Physiology at UMH and researcher at Instituto de Neurociencias – Sant Joan d’Alacant.

Research Fields:
Biophysics of ionic channels. Neuronal nicotinic receptors.

Representative Publications

Bernal JA. , Mulet J.,Castillo M.,Criado M.,Sala F.,Sala S. " Single-channel study of the binding-gating coupling in the slowly desensitizing chimeric alpha7-5HT3A receptor. " FEBS Lett . 583(6) , 1045 - 1051 ( 2009 )

Bernal JA. , Mulet J, Castillo M, Criado M, Sala S, Sala F. " Binding-gating coupling in a nondesensitizing alpha7 nicotinic receptor A single channel pharmacological study. " Biochim Biophys Acta . 1788(2) , 410 - 416 ( 2009 )

Castillo M. , Mulet J, Bernal JA, Criado M, Sala F, Sala S " Improved gating of a chimeric alpha7-5HT(3A) receptor upon mutations at the M2-M3 extracellular loop. " FEBS Lett . 580 , 256 - 260 ( 2006 )

Francisco Sala , José Mulet, Krishna P. Reddy, José Antonio Bernal, Philip Wikman, Luis Miguel Valor, Lars Peters, Gabriele M. König, Manuel Criado, Salvador Sala. " Potentiation of human a4b2 neuronal nicotinic receptors by a Flustra foliacea metabolite " Neuroscience Letters . 373 , 144 - 149 ( 2005 )

Sala F , Mulet J, Valor LM, Criado M, and Sala S. " Effects of benzothiazepines on human neuronal nicotinic receptors expressed in xenopus oocytes. " British Journal of Pharmacology . 136(2) , 183 - 192 ( 2002 )
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