Signal Transduction Mediated by Calcium

The Laboratory of Calcium-Mediated Signaling, led by Dr. M. Cecilia Hidalgo T. brings together a group of academics, researchers, undergraduate and graduate students who investigate how intracellular calcium signals participate in various cellular processes. These processes include contraction of the skeletal and cardiac muscles, synaptic plasticity, learning and memory processes. To this end, the group uses a variety of tools that include biophysical studies at the single channel level, studies in primary cultures of neurons and in isolated skeletal muscle fibers, and training of rodents in various behavioral paradigms.