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Zulma Duenas

Country of origin: Colombia Currently in: Colombia, Bogotá D.C. General field of specialization: Medical and Health Sciences incl Neurosciences
Academic Background

Degrees

2002 Doctorate Medical and Health Sciences incl Neurosciences
Research and Profession

Current Research Activities

Biological Systems and Organisms

1. Effects of early maternal separation during development and adulthood behaviour, learning and memory using a rat model. 2. Existence of any common genetic, biochemical or morphological factors in people that committed suicide: studies with post-mortem tissues


Publications resulting from Research: 


9. Moreno L., Lamprea M., & Dueñas Z. Diferencias en los comportamientos asociados con La ansiedad de ratas macho y hembra expuestas a un protocolo de estrés crónico por separación Maternal temprana. Suma Psicológica. 2009 16 (1) 31-43

10. León R., Diego A. y Dueñas Z. Efectos de la separación maternal temprana sobre el desempeño en el laberinto en cruz elevado en ratas adultas. Acta Biológica Colombiana. 2012 Vol. 17, No. 1, 129-142.

11. Vásquez R, Benítez M, Izquierdo A, Dueñas Z, Gómez D, Caicedo J. ¿Qué es la hiperactividad y cómo ven los padres el problema? Análisis de los motivos de consulta y las estrategias de afrontamiento del TDAH en una muestra de estratos socioeconómicos altos de Bogotá D.C. Revista colombiana de Psiquiatría. 2011 Vol. 40 N.3 488-503.

12. Bautista Edwin, Dueñas Z. Maternal separation during breastfeeding induces changes in the number of cells immunolabeled to GFAP. Psychology & Neuroscience. 2012, Vol 5 Issue 2, 207-213.

13. León Rodríguez DA, Dueñas Z Maternal Separation during Breastfeeding Induces Gender-Dependent Changes in Anxiety and the GABA-A Receptor Alpha-Subunit in Adult Wistar Rats. 2013 PLoS ONE 8(6): e68010

14. Dueñas Z. La ketamina mejora la supervivencia en ratas con quemaduras severas vía la expresión de la proteína de choque térmico 70, ¿cerca o lejos de la perspectiva clínica? Rev Colomb Anestesiol. 2013;41:283-6. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rca.2013.09.007

15. Jenny Patiño, Laura Corredor y Zulma Dueñas. Impacto de la separación materna durante la lactancia sobre el tamaño del cerebro y la inmunorreacción al receptor GABA-A. Revista Investigación en Salud. Universidad de Boyacá. 2014; 1 (1) 31-44.

16. Riveros-Barrera, Irene y Dueñas Zulma. Efecto de la alopregnanolona sobre la ansiedad en ratas con separación maternal durante la lactancia. Rev. Fac. Med. 2014 Vol. 62 No.2: 229 -236. Universidad Nacional de Colombia

17. Acosta-Murillo NR and Dueñas Gómez Z. Possible Protective Effect or Harmful of Ketamine on Isquemia-Induced Acute Kidney Injury in a Pediatric Murine Model. 2016 Austin Journal of Anesthesia and Analgesia Vol 4 (1) 1045-52.

18. Riveros-Barrera, Irene y Dueñas Zulma. La separación materna durante la lactancia altera los niveles basales neuroendocrinos en ratas adolescentes y adultas. 2016 Biomédica. Vol. 36 No. 1.

19. Dueñas Z, Caicedo-Mera JC, Torner L. Global Effects Of Early Life Stress On Neurons And Glial Cells. Curr Pharm Des. 2017 Feb 24. doi: 10.2174/1381612823666170224111641

20. Aya-Ramos L, Contreras-Vargas C, Rico JL, Dueñas Z. Early maternal separation induces preference for sucrose and aspartame associated with increased blood glucose and hyperactivity. Food Funct. 2017 Jul 19;8(7):2592-2600

21. Martínez-Cárdenas B, Cote-Rangel, I., Dueñas Z., Camacho-Ramírez A. El teletrabajo, una nueva opción para la extensión de la licencia de maternidad en Colombia. Revista de Derecho. Julio. 2017

22. Claudia YanethRodríguez-Triviño12 IsidroTorres Castro1ZulmaDueñas2 Hypochloremia in Patients with Severe Traumatic Brain Injury: A Possible Risk Factor for Increased Mortality. World Neurosurg. 2019 Jan 22. pii: S1878-8750(19)30119-6. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2019.01.025.

23. Alejandro Muñoz Valencia, Jonatan Velásquez Quiroga, Javier Saddam López Arias, Jhon Chavarro Tibacan, Zulma Dueñas. Cellular count changes in different rat brain areas due to early maternal separation. Archivos de Medicina. 19 (1):12-22. 2019

24. Heitmar Santiago Infante-Fernández y Zulma Dueñas. Impacto de los semilleros de Investigación en la educación médica de Pregrado: Sondeo en la Universidad Nacional de Colombia. Prospectiva Científica, No. 16:28-40. 2020

25. Durán-Carabali LE, Henao-Pacheco ML, González-Clavijo AM, Dueñas Z. Salivary alpha amylase and cortisol levels as stress biomarkers in children with cerebral palsy and their association with a physical therapy program. Res Dev Disabil. 2021 Jan;108:103807. doi: 10.1016/j.ridd.2020.103807. Epub 2020 Nov 6.

26. Garcia-Laguna G, Gerena-Cruz MF, Sánchez AY, Monroy-Gomez J, Dueñas Z. Chronic stress caused by maternal separation is a possible risk factor for the development of 7,12-dimethyl benzo anthracene-induced breast tumors in rats. Physiol Behav. 2021 Jun 1;235:113399. doi: 10.1016/j.physbeh.2021.113399. Epub 2021 Mar 23. PMID: 33766603.



Current profession

Current professional activities type: 
Research
I am form Colombia, in 1970 I obtained the Bachelor's degree in Biology from the Pedagogical and Technological University of Colombia (UPTC) in 1993. I worked in the Universidad de Boyacá, for two years. In 1995 I came to Mexico to study a Master´s program in Physiological Sciences at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). Subsequently I enrolled into a Ph. D. program, also at UNAM. Both, my M.Sc. and Ph.D. thesis research were carried out under the supervision of Dr. Carmen Clapp and I had fellowships for all my postgraduate studies. I was the first Colombian awarded of the PEW LATIN AMERICAN FELLOWS IN BIOMEDICAL SCIENCE, and I was a postdoctoral researcher in Dr. Ricardo Miledi laboratory in Irvine C.A. since 2001 – 2004. In August 2004, I came back to Colombia and I work one year at the Instituto Nacional de Salud. Immediately after I begin as Assistant Professor at the Universidad Nacional del Colombia in the Medical School and actually I am full Professor. My main area of research deals with understanding of the consequences of the maternal separation during breastfeeding and the neurophysiological mechanism and behavioral aspects. I use animal models, cellular culture and retrospective test to mothers to study maternal care and child development. In this area we publish 10 articles in national and internationals journal. Under my supervision I graduate 3 students in biology and psychology, 18 Master, 1 PhD and currently I have 5 master students and 1 PhD student. Professional Webpage: http://scienti.colciencias.gov.co:8081/cvlac/visualizador/generarCurriculoCv.do?cod_rh=0000375608

Affiliations

Colegio Colombiano de Neurociencias
Society of Neurosciences
Prizes, Grants and Awards

Other Awards

Apr 2002
PEW LATIN AMERICAN FELLOW IN BIOMEDICAL SCIENCE
Fellow for a research trainning in USA
Oct 2019
Distinción "Eliecer Silva Celis",Asociación profesional de egresados UPTC -
National distinction
Sep 2016
DOCENCIA EXCEPCIONAL,UNIVERSIDAD NACIONAL DE COLOMBIA SEDE BOGOTA -
DOCENCIA EXCEPCIONAL,UNIVERSIDAD NACIONAL DE COLOMBIA SEDE BOGOTA -

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