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Luis Aponte Cofresí

Graduate Student

Anatomy & Cell Biology


Luis is a graduate student in the Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) at UIC-COM. He received a bachelor’s degree in cell and molecular biology from the University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras campus.  Currently, he is pursuing his PhD in Dr. Orly Lazarov’s lab, where he focuses on the process of adult hippocampal neurogenesis and it’s dysfunction in Alzheimer’s disease.


Advisor: Dr. Orly Lazarov

Selected Publications

Farrand, A. Q., Helke, K. L., Aponte-Cofresí, L., Gooz, M. B., Gregory, R. A., Hinson, V. K., & Boger, H. A. (2019). Effects of vagus nerve stimulation are mediated in part by TrkB in a Parkinson’s disease model. Behavioural Brain Research, 373, 112080. doi:10.1016/j.bbr.2019.112080