Teaching and Research Activities

  • PROFESSOR OF NEUROLOGY. FACULTY OF MEDICINE. NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF MEXICO (U.N.A.M.). 1981-2006.TEACHING DIPLOMA, FACULTY OF MEDICINE, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF MEXICO (U.N.A.M.), 1998.TEACHING DIPLOMA, FACULTY OF MEDICINE, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF MEXICO (U.N.A.M.), 2006.

     

    TEACHING DIPLOMA AND MEDAL, FACULTY OF MEDICINE, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF MEXICO (U.N.A.M.), 2012.

     

    PROFESSOR OF EXPERIMENTAL MEDICINE. FACULTY OF SCIENCES. NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF MEXICO (U.N.A.M.). 1983 – 1988.

     

    PROFESSOR OF VIROLOGY, FACULTY OF MEDICINE. NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF MEXICO (U.N.A.M.). 1994-2006.

     

    PROFESSOR. FACULTY OF MEDICINE. SCHOOL OF GRADUATE STUDIES. NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF MEXICO (U.N.A.M.). 1995-2006

     

    MEMBER OF THE DOCTORAL TUTORIAL PROGRAMS, FACULTY OF MEDICINE, INSTITUTE OF BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH AND INSTITUTE OF CELLULAR PHYSIOLOGY, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF MEXICO (U.N.A.M.).

     

    TUTOR OF 36 GRADE & POSTGRADE THESIS IN RESEARCH. NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF MEXICO (U.N.A.M.).

     

    DIRECTOR OF RESEARCH PROJECTS SUPPORTED BY THE NATIONAL COUNCIL OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY (CONACyT), MIGUEL ALEMAN FOUNDATION AND RESEARCH TRUST FUND FOR INTER-INSTITUTIONAL RESEARCH ON REGENERATION OF THE CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM (FIIRESIN).

    -      Neuron cultures. Studies on the neurobiology and neuroimmunology of central nervous system cells.

    -      Experimental production of brain tumors. Studies on immunology and cell biology aimed at immunotherapy.

    -      Experimental brain tumors induced during gestation.

    -      Cysticercosis of the Nervous System.

    -      Transplants of the Nervous System.

    -      Neuroimmunology of parasitic diseases.

    -      Effect of neuropeptides on degenerative neurological disorders

     

    VICE-PRESIDENT OF THE MEXICAN SOCIETY OF NEUROLOGY AND PSYCHIATRY, A.C. 1983 – 1985.

     

    CORRESPONDING MEMBER FROM MEXICO, THE AMERICAN NEUROLOGICAL ASSOCIATION. ELECTED BY THE “ANA COUNCIL”. SEPTEMBER 29, 1997.

     

    SENIOR MEMBER FROM MEXICO, THE AMERICAN NEUROLOGICAL ASSOCIATION. ELECTED BY THE “ANA COUNCIL”. MARCH, 2013.

     

    PRESIDENT OF THE MEXICAN SOCIETY OF NEUROLOGY AND PSYCHIATRY, 1987-1989.

     

    PRESIDENT OF THE ORGANIZING COMMITTEE FOR THE 50th ANNIVERSARY, MEXICAN SOCIETY OF NEUROLOGY AND PSYCHIATRY, 1987.

     

    MEMBER OF THE FOLLOWING MEXICAN SOCIETIES

    -      Mexican Academy of Neurology. 1977 – present.

    -      Mexican Society of Neurology and Psychiatry. 1978 – present.

    -      Mexican Society of Biological Psychiatry. 1977 – present.

    -      Alumnae of the NINN 1979 – present.

    -      Mexican Society of Physiological Sciences. 1981 – present.

    -      Mexican Society of Immunology. 1981 – present.

    -      Mexican Association for the Study and Treatment of Pain. 1981

    -      Mexican Chapter of the International League Against Epilepsy. 1982 – present.

    -      Mexican Society Against Multiple Sclerosis. 1982 – present.

    -      Mexican Society of Infectology. 1983 – present.

    -      Mexican Society of Immunology and Allergy. 1984 – present.

    -      Mexican Society of Parasitology, 1991 – present.

    -      Mexican Society of Diagnostic and Therapeutic Neuroradiology (Honorary Member 1996).

     

    MEMBER OF THE FOLLOWING INTERNATIONAL SOCIETIES

    -      World Federation of Neurology (Committees on Neuroimmunology, Neurovirology, and Tropical Neurology).

    -      American Academy of Neurology. 1981. (Member Commission on Neuroimmunology).

    -      Neuroscience’s Society.

    -      Tissue Culture Association, Inc. 1982.

    -      International Society of Neurology. 1985.

    -      International League Against Epilepsy 1986. (Member Commission on Tropical Diseases)

    -      Ecuatorian Society of Neurology.

    -      Brazilian Society of Neurology.

    -      American College of Angiology (Member Scientific Council, 1993).

    -      International Federation of Multiple Sclerosis Societies (1993)

    -      The Medical Society of London (1995)

    -      American College of Healthcare Executives (2000)

    -           Academy of Sciences of Latin America (2003)

     

    MEMBER GRANT SELECTION COMMITTEE. REVIEWER AND ADVISER. NATIONAL COUNCIL OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, MEXICO CITY (1982 – 1987).

     

    RESEARCHER, CENTER FOR STUDIES ON ALCOHOL AND ALCOHOLISM. (CESAAL), MEXICO CITY. (1982 – 2006).

     

    SCIENTIFIC ADVISER, MEXICAN ASSOCIATION AGAINST MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS. 1991 – 2006.

     

    SCIENTIFIC ADVISER, ASSOCIATION OF FRIENDS AND FAMILIES OF MOTOR NEURON DISEASE PATIENTS. (FYADENMAC). MEXICO CITY. 1983 – 2006.

     

    NUMBERED ACADEMIC OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF MEDICINE. ELECTED IN 1988.

     

    NUMBERED ACADEMIC OF THE MEXICAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES. ELECTED IN 1984.

     

    NUMBERED ACADEMIC OF THE MEXICAN ACADEMY OF HUMAN RIGHTS. (FIRST MEDICAL DOCTOR ELECTED) 1993-PRESENT.

     

    AUTHOR OF 394 PUBLICATIONS IN BOOKS AND INTERNATIONAL SCIENTIFIC JOURNALS (July 2021).

     

    CITATION INDEX:

    SCOPUS: 8,724 CITATIONS IN INTERNATIONAL SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATIONS INDEXED TO PUBLISH WORKS UP TO JUNE 2021.

     

    RESEARCH GATE): 11,369 CITATIONS IN INTERNATIONAL SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATIONS INDEXED TO PUBLISH WORKS UP TO JUNE 2021.

     

    INVENTION PATENT No. 18439: PERITONEAL-VENTRICLE SHUNT DEVICE FOR HYDROCEPHALUS TREATMENT (FEBRUARY 1997) (PUBLICATIONS No. 113,125,145,167,223).

     

    MEMBER OF THE EDITORIAL BOARD OF THE FOLLOWING PUBLICATIONS: NEUROLOGIA, NEUROCIRUGIA Y PSIQUIATRIA A.C.; REVISTA DEL INSTITUTO NACIONAL DE CANCEROLOGIA; ARCHIVOS DEL INSTITUTO DE NEUROLOGIA; REVISTA ECUATORIANA DE NEUROLOGIA; BOLETIN DE LA ACADEMIA MEXICANA DE DERECHOS HUMANOS; SALUD PÚBLICA DE MEXICO; CONAMED, GACETA MÉDICA DE MÉXICO.

     

    PRESIDENT EDITORIAL BOARD OF THE JOURNAL ARCHIVOS DE NEUROCIENCIAS.

     

    REVIEWER: ARCHIVES OF NEUROLOGY; ONCOLOGY; NATIONAL CANCER INSTITUTE; JOURNAL OF NEUROLOGY; ARCHIVES OF OPHTHALMOLOGY; INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF DERMATOLOGY; SURGICAL NEUROLOGY; THE NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE, PARASITOLOGY TODAY, OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGY, THE JOURNAL OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES, NEUROLOGICAL INFECTIONS AND EPIDEMIOLOGY, ANNALS OF NEUROLOGY, ACTA TROPICA, BRITISH JOURNAL OF CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY, JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS, TROPICAL MEDICINE & INTERNATIONAL HEALTH, EPILEPSIA, JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC NEUROLOGY, VACCINE, PLOS MEDICINE, EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF NEUROLOGY, NEUROEPIDEMIOLOGY, LANCET NEUROLOGY, ANTIMICROBIAL AGENTS AND CHEMOTHERAPY, NEUROLOGICAL RESEARCH, JOURNAL OF THE NEUROLOGICAL SCIENCES, PATHOGENS AND GLOBAL HEALTH, JOURNAL OF INFECTION AND PUBLIC HEALTH, EPILEPSY RESEARCH AND TREATMENT, CLINICAL NEUROLOGY AND NEUROSURGERY, SURGICAL NEUROLOGY INTERNATIONAL.

     

    MEMBER, EDITORIAL BOARD: ARCHIVES OF MEDICAL RESEARCH (1994-1999); NEUROLOGICAL INFECTIONS AND EPIDEMIOLOGY (1995-1999); SURGICAL NEUROLOGY (1996-2009); BRITISH MEDICAL JOURNAL (2002-2007); CLINICAL NEUROLOGY AND NEUROSURGERY (2005-PRESENT); SURGICAL NEUROLOGY INTERNATIONAL (2010-PRESENT); WORLD JOURNAL OF NEUROLOGY (2011-PRESENT); WORLD JOURNAL OF TRANSLATIONAL MEDICINE (2011-PRESENT): WORLD JOURNAL OF METHODOLOGY (2011).

     

    ASSOCIATE EDITOR: SURGICAL NEUROLOGY, U.S.A. (2006-2009); SURGICAL NEUROLOGY INTERNATIONAL, U.S.A. (2010-PRESENT).

     

    ASSOCIATED EDITOR FOR CLINICAL MEDICINE: ARCHIVES OF MEDICAL RESEARCH (1999 – PRESENT).

     

    MEMBER OF THE INTERNATIONAL MEDICAL ADVISORY BOARD (IMAB), INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION OF MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS SOCIETIES. SEPTEMBER 1993 – DECEMBER 1997.

     

    MEMBER OF THE INTERNATIONAL EDITORIAL BOARD, REPRESENTATIVE FROM LATIN AMERICA. YEAR BOOK OF NEUROLOGY AND NEUROSURGERY. 1997-2005.

     

    -      504 LECTURES GIVEN AT LOCAL SYMPOSIUMS AND ACADEMIC MEETINGS IN MEXICO.

     

    -      123 LECTURES BY INVITATION GIVEN AT INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUMS AND ACADEMIC MEETINGS.

     

    -      FIFTH MEXICAN AUTHOR MOST CITED IN THE INTERNATIONAL LITERATURE, NATURAL SCIENCES (1981-1991). INSTITUTE FOR SCIENTIFIC INFORMATION, U.S.A.

     

    -      THIRD LATIN AMERICAN AUTHOR MOST CITED IN THE INTERNATIONAL LITERATURE, CLINICAL MEDICINE (1981-1993). INSTITUTE FOR SCIENTIFIC INFORMATION, SCIENCE INDICATORS DATABASE, USA.

     

    -      AUTHOR OF THE THIRD JOURNAL ARTICLE MOST OFTEN CITED IN THE INTERNATIONAL LITERATURE FROM LATIN AMERICAN AUTHORS. “THERAPY OF PARENCHYMAL BRAIN CYSTICERCOSIS”, NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE 1984;310:1001-1007. INSTITUTE FOR SCIENTIFIC INFORMATION, USA

     

    -      AUTHOR OF THE TENTH JOURNAL ARTICLE MOST OFTEN CITED IN THE INTERNATIONAL LITERATURE FROM LATIN AMERICAN AUTHORS. “NEUROCYSTICERCOSIS, A NEW CLASSIFICATION”, ARCHIVES OF INTERNAL MEDICINE 1985; 145: 442-449. INSTITUTE FOR SCIENTIFIC INFORMATION, USA.

     

    CITED IN CLASSIC MEDICAL TEXTBOOKS: GOODMAN AND GILMAN´S “THE PHARMACOLOGICAL BASIS OF THERAPEUTICS”; MERRITT´S “TEXTBOOK OF NEUROLOGY”; SCHOREDER “CURRENT MEDICAL DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT” BRAIN’S “DISEASES OF THE NERVOUS SYSTEM”; “SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN MEDICINE”; “DISEASES OF THE NERVOUS SYSTEM”; AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR MICROBIOLOGY “MANUAL OF CLINICAL MICROBIOLOGY”; CECIL’S “TEXTBOOK OF MEDICINE”; HARRISON´S “PRINCIPLES OF INTERNAL MEDICINE”; FIELD’S “VIROLOGY”; SHAKIR´S “TROPICAL NEUROLOGY”.

     

    COVER OF “SCIENCE” (NEURONS IN CULTURE) VOL. 210 OCTOBER 1980. COLOR PRINTING “METHOD FOR CULTURE OF NEURONS”. PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF U.S.A. 77: 653-657, 1980. COLOR PRINTING “AUTO ANTIBODIES AGAINST AXONAL NEUROFILAMENTS IN PATIENTS WITH KURU AND CREUTZFELDT-JAKOB”, SCIENCE 210: 190-193, 1980.

     

    DIPLOMA AND MEDAL, 40 YEARS OF SERVICE IN NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF NEUROLOGY AND NEUROSURGERY OF MEXICO. 2015.

     

    UNIVERSITY MERIT, 35 YEARS TEACHING ACTIVITIES. NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF MEXICO (U.N.A.M.), 2016.