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María Castelló

Country of origin: Uruguay Currently in: Uruguay, Montevideo General field of specialization: Biological Systems and Organisms
Academic Background

Degrees

2002 Doctorate Biological Systems and Organisms
1992 Master Biological Systems and Organisms
Research and Profession

Current Research Activities

Biological Systems and Organisms

Research Keywords: 
developmental neuroscience
cell proliferation
neurogenesis
weakly electric fish
Neuroanatomy

Publications resulting from Research: 


- Olivera-Pasilio, V.; Peterson, D. A. and Castelló, M. E. (2014). Cellular composition and spatial distribution of adult brain proliferative zones in the teleost, Gymnotus omarorum. Front. Neuroanat. doi: 10.3389/fnana.2014.00088

- Iribarne, L., and Castelló. M.E. (2014). Postnatal brain develop
ment of the pulse type, weakly electric gymnotid fish Gymnotus omarorum. J. Physiol. (Paris). http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jphysparis.2014.05.001

- Castelló, M.E. Rodriguez-Cattáneo, A. Aguilera, P.A., Iribarne, L, Pereira, A.C. and A. Caputi. (2009). Waveform generation in the weakly electric fish Gymnotus coropinae (Hoedeman): the electric organ and the electric organ discharge. J. Exp. Biol. 212: 1351-1364.

- Castelló, M.E., Nogueira, J., Trujillo-Cenóz, and A. A. Caputi (2008). Sensory processing in the fast electrosensory pathway of pulse gymnotids studied at multiple integrative levels. Comp. Biochem. Physiol. 151(3): 370-380.

- A. A. Caputi, M.E. Castelló, P.A. Aguilera, C. Pereira, J. Nogueira, A. Rodríguez-Cattaneo, C. Lezcano. (2008). Active electroreception in Gymnotus omari: imaging, object discrimination, and early processing of actively generated signals. J. Physiol. (Paris).102: 256-271, 2008.

- Pereira, A.C., Rodríguez-Cattaneo, A., Castelló, M.E., and Caputi, A. A. (2007). Post-natal development of the electromotor system in a pulse gymnotid electric fish. J. Exp. Biol. 210: 800-814.

- Nogueira, J., Castelló, M.E. and Caputi, A. A. (2006). The role of single spiking spherical neurons in a fast sensory pathway. J. Exp. Biol. 209 (6): 1122-1134.

- A.A. Caputi, P. A. Aguilera, M.E. Castelló (2003). Probability and amplitude of novelty
responses as a function of the change in contrast of the referent image in Gymnotus carapo. J. Exp. Biol. 206:999-1010.

- Caputi, A.A., Castelló, M.E., Aguilera, P. and Trujillo-Cenóz, O. (2002). Electrolocation and electrocommunication in pulse gymnotids: signal carriers, pre-receptor mechanisms and the electrosensory mosaic. J. Physiol. (Paris) 96: 493-505.

- Aguilera, P.A., Castelló, M.E. and A.A. Caputi. (2001). Electroreception in Gymnotus carapo: differences between self-generated and conspecific-generated signal carriers. J. Exp. Biol. 204(2): 185-198.

- Castelló, M.E., Aguilera, P.A., Trujillo-Cenóz, O. and A.A. Caputi (2000). Electroreception in Gymnotus carapo: pre-receptor processing and the distribution of electroreceptor types. J. Exp. Biol. 203(21):3279-3287.

- Caputi, A., Castelló, M.E., and O.Trujillo-Cenóz (1998). Structural and functional aspects of the fast electrosensory pathway in the electrosensory lateral line lobe of the pulse fish Gymnotus carapo. J. Comp. Neurol. 401(4): 549-563.

- F. Dajas, R. Silveira, G. Costa, M. Castelló, D. Jerusalinsky, J. Medina, D. Levesque and S. Greenfield (1993). Differential cholinergic and non-cholinergic actions of
acetylcholinesterase in the substantia nigra revealed by fasciculin-induced inhibition.
Brain Research 616(1-2):1-5.

- J. Silberring, M. E. Castelló and F. Nyberg. (1992). Characterization of Dynorphin Aconverting Enzyme in Human Spinal Cord. An endoprotease related to a distinct conversion pathway for the opioid heptadecapeptide J. Biol. Chem. 267(30): 21324-21328.

- M. E. Castelló, B. Bolioli and F. Dajas (1992). Catalepsy induced by striatal
acetylcholinesterase inhibition with fasciculin in rats. Pharmacol. Biochem. Behav. 41(2):547550.

- B. Bolioli, M. E. Castelló, D. Jerusalinsky, M. Rubinstein, J. Medina and F. Dajas (1989).
Neurochemical and behavioral correlates of unilateral striatal acetylcholinesterase inhibition by fasciculin in rats. Brain Research, 504: 1-6.

- F. Dajas, B. Bolioli, M. E. Castelló and R. Silveira (1987). Rat striatal acetylcholinesterase inhibiton by Fasciculin (a polypeptide from green mamba snake venom). Neurosci. Lett., 77:
87-91.



Current profession

Current professional activities type: 
Research

Prizes, Grants and Awards

Other Awards

Apr 2006
Grass Fellow
Grass Fellowships at the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, USA for independent research project.