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Edna Patricia Matta-Camacho

Country of origin: Colombia Currently in: Canada, Ottawa General field of specialization: Biological Systems and Organisms
Academic Background


2012 Doctorate Biological Systems and Organisms
Research and Profession

Current Research Activities

Structural, Cell and Molecular Biology

-Adjunct-Research Associate/Dr. Argel Aguilar Valles-Lab-Carleton University “Molecular mechanisms that underlie psychiatric and neurodevelopmental disorders”, -Assessment Officer / Health Products and Food Branch at Health Canada | Santé Canada \Drug regulatory Policy, -Division representative at the Sex and Gender-Based Analysis Studies-Human Pharma Policy at Health Canada

Publications resulting from Research: 

1) Antidepressant actions of ketamine engage cell-specific translation via eIF4E.
Aguilar-Valles A, De Gregorio D, Matta-Camacho E, Eslamizade MJ, Khlaifia A, Skaleka A, Lopez-Canul M, Torres-Berrio A, Bermudez S, Rurak GM, Simard S, Salmaso N, Gobbi G, Lacaille JC, Sonenberg N.
Nature. 2021,

2) Maternal Immune Activation and the Development of Dopaminergic Neurotransmission of the Offspring: Relevance for Schizophrenia and Other Psychoses.
Aguilar-Valles A, Rodrigue B, Matta-Camacho E.
Front Psychiatry. 2020,

3) Defining a Canonical Ligand-Binding Pocket in the Orphan Nuclear Receptor Nurr1.
de Vera IMS, Munoz-Tello P, Zheng J, Dharmarajan V, Marciano DP, Matta-Camacho E, Giri PK, Shang J, Hughes TS, Rance M, Griffin PR, Kojetin DJ.
Structure. 2019,

4) Translational control of depression-like behavior via phosphorylation of eukaryotic translation initiation factor 4E.
Aguilar-Valles A, Haji N, De Gregorio D, Matta-Camacho E, Eslamizade MJ, Popic J, Sharma V, Cao R, Rummel C, Tanti A, Wiebe S, Nuñez N, Comai S, Nadon R, Luheshi G, Mechawar N, Turecki G, Lacaille JC, Gobbi G, Sonenberg N.
Nat Commun. 2018,

5) Translational control of ERK signaling through miRNA/4EHP-directed silencing.
Jafarnejad SM, Chapat C, Matta-Camacho E, Gelbart IA, Hesketh GG, Arguello M, Garzia A, Kim SH, Attig J, Shapiro M, Morita M, Khoutorsky A, Alain T, Gkogkas CG, Stern-Ginossar N, Tuschl T, Gingras AC, Duchaine TF, Sonenberg N.
Elife. 2018 ,

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Current profession

Current professional activities type: 
-Division representative at the Sex and Gender-Based Analysis Studies-Human Pharma Policy at Health Canada, -Founder & President STEM sin Fronteras Foundation (Colombia-Canada), -Founder and National Board Member of the Immigrant and International Women in Science (IWS) Network -Canada,

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