Dr. Margarita Calvo

Margarita Calvo is an associate professor at the Department of Physiology, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago. She undertook her medical training at this same institution. She was awarded her PhD in 2010 by King’s College London, UK, working at Prof David Bennett’s lab. She went back to Chile in 2013 where she set her own lab. She is working in 2 lines of research: painful small fibre neuropathy in skin conditions and the role of Kv1 channels in counterbalancing hyper excitability in neuropathic pain. She takes a translational approach ranging from in vitro models to human psychophysics. The National Commission for Scientific and Technological Research, Chile funds her work. She is part of the Pain Unit at the University Hospital where she sees neuropathic pain patients. She has published in international peer-reviewed journals, and presented invited talks and workshops at local and international conferences.

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