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Daniela Rojo Capitanio

Photo of Daniela Rojo Capitanio, Knight Initiative for Brain Resilience Postdoctoral Research Fellow Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Daniela Rojo Capitanio

Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute
Knight Initiative for Brain Resilience Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Daniela Rojo is a genetic neuroscientist studying gene expression regulation in myelin-forming glia. As a postdoctoral fellow in the group of Dr. Erin Gibson, Daniela aims to decipher the role of the molecular circadian clock in myelin-forming glia and evaluate how its genetic disruption affects neurodegenerative disorders of dysregulated myelination like multiple sclerosis. From Argentina, Daniela Rojo completed her PhD at the Institute of Research in Genetic Engineering and Molecular Biology in Buenos Aires under the supervision of Dr. Marcelo Rubinstein. In her doctoral research, she worked on several projects focused on the central melanocortin system. She contributed to the understanding of the metabolic effects produced by mutations in the melanocortin 4 receptor that are commonly found in humans and also worked on the mechanisms of melanocortins┬┤ transcriptional regulation in mouse hypothalamic neurons.