Victor Correa, Ph.D.
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). His 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, he studied the biological basis of vulnerability to tobacco using animal models of nicotine dependence. At the National Institute of Mental Health, he led a research project to study changes in synaptic integration of neuronal networks during anhedonia (the inability to experience pleasure). Currently, he is working at the Office of Intramural Training and Education (OITE) at NIH.