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Dasiel Borroto Escuela

  • PhD, MBA
  • Postdoc
  • Karolinska Institutet Department of Neuroscience
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I have been primarily focused on understanding the molecular integration of signals in the brain via receptor-receptor interaction in the heteroreceptor complexes and its functional effects which is a current scientific issue of high relevance for brain function and integration. And whether alterations in specific heteroreceptor complexes and their receptor-receptor interactions are associated with and/or play a role in pathogenetic mechanisms contributing to brain disease development, inter alia Parkinson's disease, schizophrenia, addiction and depression. I'm very excited by the tremendous potential of the field of heteroreceptor complexes in the CNS and their receptor-receptor interactions. They offer novel targets for treatment of psychiatry and neurological disorders. My small daily ambition is to be part of this novel exciting field in Neurosciences. And also to develop new methods to describe in a better way receptor-receptor interactions in the brain. I have also a strong interest in setting up and improve the newly developed in situ proximity ligation assays for identification and study of heteroreceptor complexes in the brain.

Recent publications

  • A novel integrative mechanism in anxiolytic behavior induced by galanin 2/neuropeptide Y Y1 receptor interactions on medial paracapsular intercalated amygdala in rats

    • Narváez M
    • Borroto-Escuela D
    • Santín L
    • et al.
  • Receptor–receptor interactions in multiple 5-HT1A heteroreceptor complexes in raphe-hippocampal 5-HT transmission and their relevance for depression and its treatment

    • Borroto-Escuela D
    • Narváez M
    • Ambrogini P
    • et al.

Professional experience


Department of Neuroscience, Karolinska Institutet

January 2009 - Present



Universitat Pompeu Fabra

September 2011 - October 2012(a year)


Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya - Campus Terrassa

August 2003 - October 2008(5 years)

PhD student

Universite de Geneve Faculte de Medecine

August 2006 - December 2007(a year)

MSc Bioinformatics

Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology

September 2001 - July 2003(2 years)


Universidad de la Habana Facultad de Biologia

September 1998 - July 2003(5 years)

Co-authors (252)

  • Yuniesky Andrade Talavera
  • Celeste Sugia
  • Kirill Shumilov
  • Michael Di Palma

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