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Karen León

Country of origin: Cuba Currently in: Cuba, Havana General field of specialization: Structural, Cell and Molecular Biology
Academic Background


2009 Master Structural, Cell and Molecular Biology
Research and Profession

Current Research Activities

Structural, Cell and Molecular Biology

To develop recombinant antigens as therapeutic candidates for Alzheimer´s disease. To find molecular biomarkers for early stage Alzheimer´s disease.

Research Keywords: 
analytical methods

Publications resulting from Research: 

Karen León Arcia, Heidi Quintero Alvarez , Laura María Pantoja-Echevarría, Yainelis Garrido Nicot, (2022) A single-container procedure for multiple genomic DNA samples preparation for pulsed field gel electrophoresis, Journal of Microbiological Methods 195 (2022) 106453. (Refereed article)

Anette Hardy-Sosa, Karen León-Arcia, Jorge J. Llibre-Guerra, Jorge Berlanga-Acosta, Saiyet de la C. Baez, Gerardo Guillen-Nieto and Pedro A. Valdes-Sosa (2022) Diagnostic Accuracy of Blood-Based Biomarker Panels: A Systematic Review, Front. Aging Neurosci., 11 March 2022, (Refereed article)

Yaimeé Vázquez-Mojena, Karen León-Arcia, Yanetza González-Zaldivar, Roberto Rodríguez-Labrada, Luis Velázquez-Pérez (2021) Gene therapy for Polyglutamine Spinocerebellar Ataxias: Advances, Challenges and Perspectives, Movement Disorder, DOI:10.1002/mds.28819. (Refereed article)

Heidi Quintero Alvarez, Karen León Arcia (2022) Standard protocol for typing Pasteurella multocida by pulsed field electrophoresis in minigels, Rev. CENIC Cienc. Biol.; Vol. 53. (1): 069-079. Año. 2022. e-ISSN: 2221-2450

Karen León-Arcia (2015) Two-dimensional pulsed field minigel electrophoresis for the Cryptococcus neoformans chromosomes characterization: bioinformatic procedure. CENIC Journal/Biological Sciences, 46(2): 119-130. (Refereed article)

Yenner Sánchez-Enamorado, Osney Leiva-Peláez, María Belsis Cordero-Ramírez, Magdalena Oliva-López, Karen León-Arcia (2015) Molecular characterization of Pasteurella multocida strains isolated from catle. VacciMonitor, 24(2):79-85. (Refereed article)

Yainelis Garrido-Nicot, Lilia López-Cánovas, Evelio González-Dalmau, David Higginson-Clark, Karen León-Arcia, Ana María Riverón-Rojas (2014) A mathematical model describing the migration of linear DNA molecules in Transverse Pulsed Field Gel Electrophoresis. CENIC Journal/Biological Sciences, 45(3): 179-189. (Refereed article)

Karen León, Ana María Riverón, Oscar Arencibia, Yenis Santamaría, Lilia López‐Cánovas (2013) Two‐Dimensional Pulsed Field Minigel Electrophoresis with High Throughput Sample Format. Journal of Food Safety, 33:215-221. (Refereed article)

Yilian M. Santos, Karen León, Lilia López, and Ana María Riverón (2013) System for image processing of DNA band patterns obtained by Pulsed Field Gel Electrophoresis. J. Folgueras Méndez et al. (Eds.): CLAIB 2011, IFMBE Proceedings, 33: 85–88, 2013. (Refereed article)

Karen León, Ana M Riverón, Oscar Arencibia, Lilia López-Cánovas (2011) Zinc-imidazole negative staining of chromosomal-sized DNA molecules. Analytical Biochemistry, 402(1):96-8. (Refereed article)

Current profession

Current professional activities type: 
Head of the Molecular Genetics Department at Cuban Center of Neurosciences; Professor instructor of Neurochemistry; Scientific Committee Member of the Cuban Center of Neurosciences

Workshop and Conference Attended

2017 Havana From Experimental Neuroscience to Translational Medicine
2017 Havana Conferences about advanced research in Neuroscience
2017 Havana Conferences about advanced research in Neuroscience
2016 Havana NC-ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System
2015 Havana Process and Functions for an effective management
2014 Havana IX Workshop of Cuban Microbial Collection and other biological materials
2014 Havana LABIOFAM International Congress
2014 Havana VIII Cuban Congress of Microbiology and Parasitology
2014 Havana Havana Biotechnology 2014
2010 Mexico First Meeting of the Iberoamerican Network for Epidemiological Surveillance
2008 Italy The 16th International Symposium on Capillary Electroseparation Techniques
2008 Havana 4th Cuban Congress of Clinical Neurophysiology

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