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People About the institute 2Félix Viana de la Iglesia
Degree:
Medical studies at the Universidad de Santiago de Compostela, Spain from 1977 to 1983.

Ph.D program:
Ph.D. in Physiology and Biophysics from the University of Washington, Seattle, USA. Laboratory of Prof. Albert Berger (1985-1992)

Posdoctoral Positions:
Department of Physiology and Biophysicas, University of Washington (Seattle), Laboratory of Prof. Bertil Hille, between June 1992 and December 1993.
Laboratory of Physiology, Catholic University of Leuven (Belgium), Laboratory of Prof. Bernd Nilius, between January 1994 and March 1997.
Institute of Physiology I, University Homburg/Saar (Germany). Laboratory of Prof. Arthur Konnerth, between April 1997 and December 1997.

Previous positions:
Marie Curie Fellowship in the laboratory of Dr. Roberto Gallego. Instituto de Neurociencias UMH-CSIC (Alicante) between January 1998 and December 1998.
Principal Investigator at Instituto de Neurociencias UMH-CSIC (Alicante) between January 1999 and June 2001.

Current Position:
Científico Titular CSIC since June 2001.

Research Fields:
Sensory transduction, focusing on thermotransduction, mechanotransduction and nociception.
Role of ionic channels in the modulation of neuronal excitability.
Calcium signalling in excitable and non-excitable cells.

Representative Publications

Viana, F. , De la Peña, E., Pecson, B., Schmidt, R.F., Belmonte, C. " Swelling-activated calcium signaling in cultured mouse primary sensory neurons. " European Journal of Neuroscience . 13 , 1 - 16 ( 2001 )

Garcia-Martinez C , Humet M, Planells-Cases R, Gomis A, Caprini M, Viana F, de la Peña E, Sanchez-Baeza F, Carbonell T, De Felipe C, Perez-Paya E, Belmonte C, Messeguer A, Ferrer-Montiel A. " Attenuation of Chemical and Thermal Nociception and Hyperalgesia by Novel VR1 Blockers. " PNAS . 99 , 2374 - 2379 ( 2002 )

Viana F , de la Peña E, Belmonte C. " Specificity of cold thermotransduction is determined by differential ionic channel expression. " Nature Neuroscience . 5 , 254 - 260 ( 2002 )

Cabanes, C. , Viana, F., & Belmonte, C. " Differential thermosensitivity of sensory neurons in the guinea pig trigeminal ganglion. " Journal of Neurophysiology . 90 , 2219 - 2231 ( 2003 )

Caprini M.* , Gomis A*, Cabedo H, Planells-Cases R, Belmonte C, Viana F, Ferrer-Montiel A. " GAP43 stimulates inositol trisphosphate-mediated calcium release in response to hypotonicity. " EMBO J . 22(12) , 3004 - 3014 ( 2003 ) * Co-author
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