Alejandro Marquez-Lara, MD
Universidad Central de Venezuela Escuela de Medicina Luis Razetti
Dr. Marquez-Lara has
submitted a number of grants to study ways to optimize the bone healing
response. He would like to describe how changes in the early inflammatory
response associated with secondary bone healing ultimately affects bone repair.
Marquez-Lara has been working on a spinal cord injury model utilizing a
specialized impactor. This model will help to consistently recreate a SCI in
mice or rats with the aim to improve recovery and minimize functional sequelae.
In addition to basic
science research, Dr. Marquez-Lara is collaborating with other residents and
faculty in a number of clinical studies. In particular, he is working with Dr.
Beard (PGY4) and Dr. Hamid (PGY5) to help create a video library that will help
improve residency training.
Dr. Marquez-Lara is
also enrolled in the Molecular Medicine and Translational Science PhD program.
For a listing of recent publications, refer to PubMed, a service provided by the National Library of Medicine.