Ernesto Zárate Aldrete

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Third-year Neuroscience PhD student investigating the role of environmental air pollution on neurovascular dysfunction and the progression of Alzheimer's disease. Through an in vitro cell model, analysing the neuroinflammatory response to diesel exhaust particles initiated by astrocytes at the blood-brain barrier may elucidate the contribution of air quality as a dementia risk factor. 

Previous research has focused on the capacity for neuronal rewiring through gap junction modifications during critical developmental stages on the medicinal leech (Hirudo medicinalis).  


Bsc Biology
Universidad Autónoma de Baja California (UABC) | 2014 - 2018

Graduate Cum Laude

Memberships of committees and professional bodies

Manchester Mexican Society
Committee Member | 2021 - ...


University of Manchester
Graduate Teaching Assistant | 2020 - 2022

Colegio de las Américas
Biochemistry Teacher | 2019

Other research

University of California, San Diego
Undergraduate Research Assistant | 2017 - 2019

Education/Academic qualification

Unknown, Bachelor of Science, Biology, Universidad Autonoma De Baja California

15 Aug 201415 Jun 2018

Award Date: 15 Jun 2018

Areas of expertise

  • RC0321 Neuroscience. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry
  • dementia
  • Neuroinflammation
  • environmental pollution
  • Alzheimer's disease
  • astroglia

Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms

  • Dementia@Manchester