SAFIS 2019 – Sessions

James Goldenring, MD, PhD

Scientific Director of Translation Pathology and Digital Histology resources and the Co-Director of the Epithelial Biology Center at Vanderbilt University, Nashville TN, USA.

James Goldenring graduated at Harvard University and Yale University. He has been a leader in the field of epithelial biology for the past 2 decades. His studies have led to insights into how vesicle trafficking regulates the establishment of apical membranes specializations and defines epithelial polarity. His work now focuses on identification of genetic congenital causes of undiagnosed neonatal diarrheas and approaches to treatment of these maladies. He is also a leader in the study of pre-neoplastic changes related to gastric cancer. His work has redefined concepts of the origin of metaplasia and the plasticity of differentiated cells.

Alejandro Schinder, PhD

Principal investigator of the argentine research council (CONICET). Head of the laboratory of neuronal plasticity at the Leloir Institute and president of Leloir Institute Foundation (CABA).

Alejandro Schinder got his PhD at the Department of Biology, University of California San Diego. At the moment, his work is focused in understanding the plastic modifications of adult hippocampal networks produced by the incorporation of newly generated dentate granule cells. He has made pinnacle contributions in the field of neuronal plasticity, which have been published in prestigious journals such as Science, Nature, Cell, Neuron and Journal of Neuroscience.


Cardiovascular physiopathology: from molecules to treatment

Martín Vila-Petroff
(Investigador Principal de CONICET)

Eugenio Cingolani. Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute, Los Angeles, California, USA.

Reprogramming cardiac rythm with biological pacemakers

Germán Gonzalez. Investigador Adjunto de CONICET. Instituto de Bioquimica y Medicina Molecular (IBIMOL), Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Galectins and heart inflammation

Julieta Palomeque. Investigadora Independiente de CONICET. Centro de Investigaciones Cardiovasculares (CIC), La Plata, Argentina

Reticulum-mitochondria interaction in the prediabetic heart

Gustavo Yannarelli.  Investigador adjunto de CONICET. Instituto de Medicina Traslacional, Trasplante y Bioingeniería (IMETTYB), Universidad Favaloro, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Mesenchymal stem cell-derived exosomes for cardiac regeneration.


Metabolic signaling: impact on cellular and tissue physiopathology

Cristián Favre
(Investigador Adjunto CONICET)

Mauricio Martín. Investigador Adjunto CONICET. Instituto de Investigaciones Médicas Mercedes y Martín Ferreyra. CONICET, UNC.

Alterations in cholesterol metabolism in neurons as a cause of ageing associated memory loss

Darío Krapf. Investigador Adjunto CONICET. Instituto de Biología Celular y Molecular de Rosario. CONICET, UNR

Multiple pathways regulation by a unique kinase in sperm capacitation

Daniel Francés. Investigador Asistente CONICET. Instituto de Fisiología Experimental. CONICET, UNR. 

Regulation of
microRNAs related to hepatic cells metabolism
by prostaglandins: Role in the prevention of fibrosis


Membrane transporters: involvement in physiological and pathological conditions

Raúl Marinelli
(Investigador Superior CONICET)

Alicia Damiano. Investigadora Independiente CONICET. Laboratorio de Biología de la Reproducción, Instituto de Fisiología y Biofísica Bernardo Houssay (IFIBIO), CONICET, Facultad de Medicina, UBA.

Role of acquaporins in the development of human placenta. Implications in the physiopathology of preeclampsia

Fernando Crocenzi. Investigador Independiente CONICET. Instituto de Fisiología Experimental. CONICET-UNR.

Impact of the endocytosis of canalicular transporters in hepatocellular cholestasis

Juan Pablo Rigalli.  Department of Physiology, Radboud Institute for Molecular Life Sciences, Radboud University Medical Center. The Netherlands.

Modulation of tubular ATP levels by extracellular vesicles along the nephron: Intrarenal communication and electrolyte reabsorption.


Polarity proteins. Common actors of multiple cellular functions

Silvana Rosso
(Investigadora Independiente CONICET)
Javier Girardini
(Investigador Adjunto CONICET)

Dra. M. Isabel Yusseff. Profesora Biología Molecular y Celular. Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. Santiago. Chile.

Regulation of the immune synapse by polarized membrane trafficking: impact on B cell responses

Dr. Mariano Bisbal. Investigador Asistente CONICET. Instituto de Investigación Médica Mercedes y Martin Ferreyra. CONICET.

Microtubule Associated Protein in activity-dependent stabilization of actin filaments in dendritic spines

Dr. Andrés Zucchetti. Département d’Immunologie, Institut Curie. Paris, France.

Golgin GMAP210 organizes traffic of vesicles to the immune synapse during T-cell activation: a pathway conserved from cilium

Dra. Daniela Gardiol. Investigadora Independiente. Instituto de Biología Celular y Molecular de Rosario. CONICET, UNR

Interference in the
expression of epithelial polarity proteins by viral oncoproteins

Poster sessions

Two poster sessions will be held, where young investigators will present and discuss their work in progress. 

Special Symposia

As it is our tradition, there will be two special symposia where pre-selected young investigators will present their unpublished work on general physiology or cardiovascular physiology, which will be considered for SAFIS and Camilion de Hurtado awards, respectively.