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James Munoz, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
jm2701@nova.edu

College of Psychology
Department of Psychology and Neuroscience
https://psychology.nova.edu/faculty/profile/munoz-james.html

 

Honors Engagement

  • Active participant in Honors College events

Research Focus

  • Factors that regulate the proliferation, migration, and differentiation of neural stem cells
  • Neurogenesis in the adult Mayan Cichlid brain

Education

  • Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Pennsylvania
  • Ph.D. Tulane University
  • B.A. University of Maryland Baltimore County

James Munoz, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience at NSU's College of Psychology. Dr. Munoz earned his Ph.D. in Neuroscience at Tulane University with an emphasis in Gene Therapy. His thesis work examined neuroprotective effects of mesenchymal stem cells and their interactions with endogenous neural stem cells. He completed Postdoctoral Training at the University of Pennsylvania, where he studied how changes in intracellular calcium signaling affected the maturation of neural stem cells. He also studied the role of EphB proteins in the proliferation, migration, and differentiation of neural stem cells. His current research is examining factors that regulate the proliferation, migration, and differentiation of neural stem cells.

He teaches the Introduction to Neuroanatomy, Research Methods and Data Analysis in Behavioral Neuroscience/Lab, and Neurobiology of Disease courses for undergraduate neuroscience majors.

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