Graduated from Medical School at the University of Havana in 1972, with specialization in Clinical Biochemistry and Neurochemistry since 1977. Academic career at the Institute of Neurology and Neurosurgery in Havana since 1973. Postgraduate training at the National Center for Scientific Research (CENIC) in Havana and at Bekhterev Institute of Psychopharmacology in St. Petersburg, Russia. Currently Full and Consultant Professor of Biochemistry at the Medical University of Havana and Senior Researcher at the Institute of Neurology and Neurosurgery, where she occupied the posts of Head of the Department of Neurochemistry (1977-2009) and Assistant Director for Research (1995-2010). Her doctoral thesis engaged in the investigation of the pathophysiological mechanisms of Cuban Epidemic Optic Neuropathy, for which she received a National Award from the Ministry of Cuban Health. She has also worked in other research areas such as cerebrospinal fluid, brain barrier systems, demyelinating diseases, and currently in blood biomarkers in cerebrovascular diseases. Her research accomplishments have been published in more than 100 scientific papers. She has also published 9 book chapters and has been editor of two books from INTECH editorial: “Brain damage: Bridging between Basic Research and Clinics” (2012) and “Trending Topics in Multiple Sclerosis” (2016).

Alina González-Quevedo, MD, PhD Institute of Neurology and Neurosurgery, Havana, Cuba

Graduated from Medical School at the University of Havana in 1972, with specialization in Clinical Biochemistry and Neurochemistry since 1977. Academic career at the Institute of Neurology and Neurosurgery in Havana since 1973. Postgraduate training at the National Center for Scientific Research (CENIC) in Havana and at Bekhterev Institute of Psychopharmacology in St. Petersburg, Russia. Currently Full and Consultant Professor of Biochemistry at the Medical University of Havana and Senior Researcher at the Institute of Neurology and Neurosurgery, where she occupied the posts of Head of the Department of Neurochemistry (1977-2009) and Assistant Director for Research (1995-2010). Her doctoral thesis engaged in the investigation of the pathophysiological mechanisms of Cuban Epidemic Optic Neuropathy, for which she received a National Award from the Ministry of Cuban Health. She has also worked in other research areas such as cerebrospinal fluid, brain barrier systems, demyelinating diseases, and currently in blood biomarkers in cerebrovascular diseases. Her research accomplishments have been published in more than 100 scientific papers. She has also published 9 book chapters and has been editor of two books from INTECH editorial: “Brain damage: Bridging between Basic Research and Clinics” (2012) and “Trending Topics in Multiple Sclerosis” (2016).

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