Cesar Ramon Romero Leguizamon
Dr. Romero-Leguizamon is a medical doctor from Colombia, with experience in basic and clinical research. Currently he is a postdoctoral research fellow in the Laboratory of Neuropsychiatry under supervision of Prof. Morgane Thomsen at Region Hovedstadens Psykiatri. Previously he performed another postdoctoral fellow position in National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) part of the NIH in Baltimore U.S.A.. He performed his doctoral studies at Kohlmeier Lab in the University of Copenhagen (Denmark). In his Ph.D. thesis he has explore the potential role of hypercholinergic state in the relationship between stress and addiction through cell electrophysiology (patch clamp) experiments and indirect changes in the levels of intracellular calcium of the neurons studied in the Laterodorsal Tegmental nucleus (LDT). In addition, he has had the opportunity to study the role of some heteromers within this process using in-vivo microdialysis and optogenetics in the brainstem-sourced cholinergic terminals within VTA. In addition, he has developed some laboratory devices for application and optimization during the performance of his research projects.
Additionally, as an artist (actor and theater director) he had worked on the use of art in medical sciences, as in the Humor Therapy (Doctor Clown) and in the use of art as therapy in addicted patients. Finally, he is an amateur painter and writter in his free time.