Dr. Cristina Soto Sánchez

Department: Histology and Anatomy

Phone: +34 965 2222 019

Email: csoto@goumh.umh.es

ResearchGate: Cristina Soto

Current Position: Associate Professor, Universidad Miguel Hernández.

Research Fields

  • Improvement of the long-term biocompatibility of neural microelectrodes.

  • Visual neuroprosthesis and cerebral plasticity.

  • Validation of non-viral vectors for gene therapy.

  • Optogenetic therapies for degenerative diseases of the brain and retina.

Representative Publications

  • Soto-Sánchez C, Wang X, Vaingankar V, Sommer FT, Hirsch JA. Spatial scale of receptive fields in the visual sector of the cat thalamic reticular nucleus. Nature Communications. 2017 Oct 6;8(1):800. doi: 10.1038/s41467-017-00762-7.

  • Ojeda E, Puras G, Agirre M, Zarate J, Grijalvo C, Eritja R, Martinez-Navarrete G, Soto-Sanchez C; Diaz-Tahoces A, Aviles-Trigueros M, Fernández E, Pedraz JL. The influence of the polar head-group of synthetic cationic lipids on the transfection efficiency mediated by niosomes in rat retina and brain. Biomaterials. 2016 Jan;77:267-79. doi: 10.1016/j.biomaterials.2015.11.017. 

  • Soto-Sánchez C, Martínez-Navarrete G, Humphreys L, Puras G, Zarate J, Pedraz JL, Fernández E. Enduring high-efficiency in vivo transfection of neurons with non-viral magnetoparticles in the rat visual cortex for optogenetic applications. Nanomedicine. 2015 May;11(4):835-43. doi: 10.1016/j.nano.2015.01.012.

  • Wang X, Vaingankar V, Soto Sanchez C, Sommer FT, Hirsch JA. Thalamic interneurons and relay cells use complementary synaptic mechanisms for visual processing. Nature Neuroscience. 2011 Feb;14(2):224-31. doi: 10.1038/nn.2707.

  • Soto C, Martín-Cora FJ, Leiras R, Velo P, Canedo AProcessing noxious information at the subnucleus reticularis dorsalis (SRD) of anesthetized cats: wind-up mechanisms. Pain. 2008 Nov 15;140(1):190-208. doi: 10.1016/j.pain.2008.08.007. Epub 2008 Sep 16.