Dr. Félix Viana
Instituto de Neurociencias de Alicante UMH-CSIC
Molecular dissection of cold temperature sensing in mammalian neurons
Tenured Investigator CSIC, is co-Director of the Sensory Transduction and Nociception Group at the Instituto de Neurociencias de Alicante.
Trained with Albert Berger and Bertil Hille (University of Washington, USA) and Bernd Nilius (KULeuven, Belgium) on various aspects of the physiology and pharmacology of cationic and anionic channels in excitable and non-excitable cells.
His research group is interested in the transduction of somatosensory stimuli, specially pain and temperature, by peripheral sensory neurons. Recently they have focused on the phenotypic diversity of mammalian cold thermoreceptors, the role of TRPA1 channels in neuroinflammation and structure-function relationships of TRPM8 channels.