Arturo Alvarez-Buylla PhD
Professor of Neurological Surgery, Heather and Melanie Muss Endowed Chair
Principal Investigator, Brain Tumor Research Center
Alvarez-Buylla Laboratory Website
The Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regeneration Medicine and Stem Cell Research at UCSF
Dr. Alvarez-Buylla has an international reputation for his work in developmental neuroscience and stem-cell neurobiology research. His principal research interests are in neurogenesis of the adult mammalian brain, the assembly of the brain, brain tumors and repair, and the ontogeny and phylogeny of behavior.
His expertise encompasses the fields of developmental biology, developmental neuroscience, neurobiology, molecular and cellular neurobiology, and learning and plasticity. An innovator and inventor as well as a scientist, Dr. Alvarez-Buylla has designed a device for mounting tissue sections on histological slides, a digital stereotaxic apparatus for mice and song birds, a computer-based mapping system for tissue sections, and a fluorescent staining technique.
Education, Training, and Previous Positions
- 1983: Licenciado in Biomedical Research, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico
- 1982-1983: Graduate Courses, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico
- 1988: PhD, Rockefeller University
- 1988-1989: Postdoctoral Research, Rockefeller University
- 1989-1991: Assistant Professor, Rockefeller University
- 1991-1995: Assistant Professor-Head of Laboratory, Rockefeller University
- 1995-2000: Associate Professor-Head of Laboratory, Rockefeller University
Selected Professional Memberships and Appointments
- Society for Neuroscience
- International Brain Research Organization
- Society for Biochemistry
- Academia de Ciencias de America Latina (ACAL)
- International Society for Stem Cell Research
Selected Honors and Awards
- 1981-1982: Undergraduate International Fellowship - Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (UNAM)
- 1983: Medal Gavino Barreda- UNAM
- 1992: Robert L. Sinsheimer Award in Molecular Biology
- 2000: Jacob Javits Award
- 2002: Neuronal Plasticity Prize. Fondation IPSEN, France. (Shared with Dr. R. McKay and Dr. S. Weiss)
2003: Catedra Miguel Aleman, Meixco, D.F.
2004: The Givaudan-Roure 2004 Lecture and Award (Association for Chemoreception Sciences)
2006: Catedra Santiago Grisolía, Spain. Lecture and Award.
2006: "Académico Correspondiente Extranjero". Real Academia de Ciencias Exactas, Físicas y Naturales. Spain.
2007: Catedra Ramón y Cajal, Sociedad Española de Neurología, Spain.
2011: Prince of Asturias Award for Technical and Scientific Research, Fundacíon Príncipe de Asturias, Spain. (Shared with Dr. Joseph Altman and Giacomo Rizzolatti)
Selected Recent Publications
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