Victor Correa, Ph.D.
National Institutes of Health
Victor Correa attended undergraduate at the Universidad Metropolitana of San Juan (UMET) where he conducted research on benzimidazole compounds induced apoptosis in a variety of cancer cell lines. He completed his Ph.D. in Materials Science & Engineering at the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP). My doctoral dissertation research goal was to develop an implantable scaffold for bone replacement capable of promoting vascular growth. As a post-doctoral research fellow at the UTEP, I studied the biological basis of vulnerability to tobacco using animal models of nicotine dependence. At the National Institute of Mental Health, I led a research project to study changes in synaptic integration of neuronal networks during anhedonia (the inability to experience pleasure). Currently, I am working at the Office of Intramural Training and Education (OITE) at NIH.