Center of Excellence for Aging & Brain Repair

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IkeDe La Pena

Ike De La Pena, PhD

Postdoctoral Scholar Research, Center Of Excellence For Aging & Brain Repair

Center Of Excellence For Aging & Brain Repair

Postdoctoral Fellow, Neurosurgery and Brain Repair, University of South Florida

Contact Info Center of Excellence for Aging and Brain Repair
12901 Bruce B. Downs Blvd MDC 78
Tampa, FL 33612

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Academic Phone: (813) 974-3510


  • PhD, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Sahmyook University, 2012

Interdisciplinary and Emerging Signature Programs

  • Neurodegenerative Disease
  • Neuroscience

Research Interests

  • My recent appointment as a post-doc fellow in the lab gives me the opportunity to expand my areas of expertise to include stem cell biology, neurodegenerative disorders, stroke, traumatic brain injury, and drug development. My vision is discover new perspectives on the mechanisms of neurodegenerative and brain injury-related disorders using my background in behavioral neuroscience and gene expression analysis and to design new drugs for these disorders.

Positions Held

  • Research Professor (Department of Pharmacy, Sahmyook University 2012 - 2013)