Josefa Torres Llanos


College / University

University of Concepción

Highest Degree


Major Subjects

Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Clinical Chemistry




Lab Experience

Immunocytochemistry, fluorescence microscopy, Western blot, proton NMR, UV/Vis spectroscopy, bacterial culture and transformation, molecular cloning, PCR, DNA purification, agarose gel electrophoresis, transfections, ELISA, mouse hippocampal neuron culture, rotarod performance test and clinical biochemistry.

Projects / Research

  • 2019: Stereospecific Inhibition of Ethanol Potentiation on Glycine Receptor by M554 stereoisomers
  • 2017 – 2019: Internalization of folate-conjugated dendrimers mediated by folate-receptor

Scholarships / Awards

2020 – 2021: Stipend by the International Max Planck Research School.
2018: Production Development Corporation (CORFO) funding for thesis research


During my undergraduate years, I have been interested in the use of nanocarriers for the delivery of drugs to the central nervous system. I believe that understanding the molecular mechanisms involved in cellular internalization is important for the development of new therapeutic strategies. I am also fascinated by the investigation of pathological processes and the identification of new pharmacological targets. Through this program, I would like to learn about different research fields and gain experience in new molecular biology techniques that will help me in my scientific career.