Javier grew up in San Luis Potosi, Mexico. He studied medicine in Monterrey and received his Medical Doctor degree with a concentration area in research from Universidad de Monterrey (UDEM) in 2010, where he was honored with the High performance leadership diploma and distinguished final examination. He was a member of the Research and Ethic Committee at Universidad de Monterrey from 2010 to 2011.
Javier was enrolled into the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at UTMB in 2013, and is conducting his Ph.D. dissertation research in the Cell Biology Graduate Program and the Department of Neuroscience and Cell Biology under the mentorship of Dr. Ping Wu. Currently he is an associate of the Society for Neuroscience Latin America Training Program. His research focuses on elucidating the effects of calcium kinetics on neuronal cytoskeleton after repetitive mild traumatic brain injury, and determining the efficacy of GDNF as a preventive treatment against chronic adverse effects of TBI on cognitive and behavioral outcomes.
- M.D., , Universidad de Monterrey, San Pedro Garza Garcia, Nuevo Leon, Mexico
2013, Fundación Marrón-Cajiga Scholarship,
2014, Outstanding Service Award - First Year Student - UTMB Cell Biology Program,
2014, CONACYT-COPOCYT Scholarship,
Warshawsky B, Allende-Labastida J, Gao J, Dunn TJ and Wu P, (2013) Optimization of a Cell Injury Controller for the Development of an in vitro Model of Mild Traumatic Axonal injury (TAI). Summer Medical Student Research Program Forum, UTMB, Galveston, June 2013.
Hao Y, Gao J, Wang L, Dunn TJ, Allende-Labastida J, Wang J, Hargett GL, Carlton SM, Chung JM, Liu S, Feng S, Wu P (2014) Induced Motor Neuron Differentiation from Endogenous Neural Stem Cells in Mice after Spinal Cord Injury. Mission Connect Symposium, Houston, TX. December 2014.
Wang L, Gao, J, Hao Y, Dunn TJ, McGrath EL, Allende-Labastida J, Feng S, Liu S, Wu P (2014) Neurobasal-A Medium Promotes Neural Stem Cell Differentiation into Oligodendrocyte Lineage by Regulating several Signaling Pathways. Mission Connect Symposium, Houston, TX. December 2014.