Omar Hugo Porras Espinoza
UNIVERSIDAD DE CHILE
Our research area in focused on cellular physiology connecting redox and metabolic homeostasis in cellular models for intestinal epithelial barriers. Currently we are working with digested and fermented food as diet input to determine functionality
Doctor en Cs. Biomédicas, Universidad de Chile. Chile, 2006
Bioquímico, Universidad de Chile. Chile, 2000
Profesor Asistente Full Time
Universidad de Chile
Instituto de Nutrición y Tecnología de los Alimentos
Enero 2011 - A la fecha
Universidad de Chile
Enero 2008 - Enero 2010
Postdoc Full Time
Enero 2006 - Enero 2008
Juan Pablo Benitez: Master Student in medical and biological sciences. 2015.
Helen Hernandez: Engineer in Biotechnology. 2015
Camila Donoso: Master in Nutrition and Food minor in Human Nutrition. Ready to finish by 2017
Ailynne Sepúlveda, Miltha Hidalgo and Vania Rodríguez, two master students in Nutrition and Food minor in Human Nutrition are completing the graduation process ( first semester 2019)
Currently, we have one MsC Student(Yarella Pizarro) and Two PhD Students (Miltha Hidalgo and Christine Kriendl)
Christian Sagredo, Daniela Rivas, Kurt Pohlhammer, Jorge Meza, Benjamin Armijo, Francisca Chávez, Guillermo Lagos, Jaime Acevedo, José Coronado and Mará Paz Hernández have been trained at my lab in techniques such as cellular culture and imaging recording in living cells. This academic activity is a pre-requirement to obtain their final degree in Biotechnology Engineering
Since 2015, I have been in charge of outreach of the scientific meeting "ION IN THE VALLEY", which takes place in Paihuano, IV región, Chile. Our activivities have consisted in talks to students from local and public school from the zone. Currently, We are moving to integrate our initiatives with the comunity towards the creation of pedagogic enviroment designed to enrich the understanding of its local reality.
2018-2019 We have extended our collaborative connections with the Instituto Forestal located at Coyhaique, an extreme southern region of Chile and also with the Tarápaca University at the northern extrem of our country. We expect to shape a network for research the patrimonial/ancestral foods from patagonia to altiplanic environments and give scientific supported nutritional value to the communities that keep these living cultural items.
COMISION NACIONAL DE INVESTIGACION CIENTIFICA Y TECNOLOGICA
I received the conicyt fellowship between 2004-2006.
Third place for best scientific poster
During my postdoc at KI, I was honored in a scientific meeting, in which a evaluating comitee decided that my poster was one of the best