Prof. Esteban Rodriguez Austral University, Chile

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Esteban Rodriguez was awarded the degree of MD by the University of Cuyo, Mendoza, Argentine (1963) and PhD by the University of Bristol, England (1969). His research has focused on the Hypothalamo-hypophyseal system, brain peptides and cerebrospinal fluid. His main contribution has been in finding that signal molecules either specifically... read moretransported from blood to CSF or secreted into the CSF by a series of periventricular structures, use the CSF to reach their targets in the brain, allowing a cross talk between brain regions located beyond the blood-brain-barrier. He has also focused on unfolding the mystery of the subcommissural organ (SCO), and cell and molecular mechanisms triggering foetal onset hydrocephalus.