David Baglietto Vargas
Ph.D. Principal Investigator
David Baglietto Vargas, Ph.D., is a Distinguished Senior Researcher Beatriz Galindo at University of Malaga (UMA).
Dr. Baglietto-Vargas received his BS in Biological Sciences in 2002 and a doctoral degree (Cum Laude) in 2008, both from the University of Malaga, Spain. During his doctoral thesis, he investigated the mechanisms underlying the loss of the GABAergic neurons in an APP/PS1 model of Alzheimer’s disease (AD). He continued his Postdoctoral research with Dr. Frank M LaFerla at University of California, Irvine in 2009 and he studied the impact of psychological stress on AD, and investigated the effects of anti-glucocorticoid drugs as potential AD treatments. His lab is currently investigating how multiple risk factors, namely, genetic, environmental and comorbidities, are involved in the onset and progression of AD. He has published over 46 original peer-reviewed articles and three book chapters, and his studies has been supported by several prestigious foundations (Alzheimer Association and Larry L. Hillblom) and national programs (Spanish Minister of Science).
Dr. Baglietto-Vargas has received multiple honors awards (e.g. Young Scientist Award Scholarship from the Alzheimer’s Association or The Carl W. Cotman Schola’s Award from the Institute for Memory Impairments and Neurological Disorders). He is providing review service over more than 25 different journals (e.g Molecular Psychiatry Nature, Acta Neuropathologica, Brain Pathology, Neurobiology of Disease, Cell report, etc) and grant review service in several respected foundations and national agencies (including Alzheimer’s Association, Institute for Memory Impairment and neurological Disorder, The Texas Alzheimer’s Research and Care Consortium, and Spanish Research State Agency). He is currently an associate editor for Frontiers in Aging in Neuroscience, Neuroscience Letters and Cells.