Francisco J Flores, Ph.D.

Instructor in Anaesthesia
Harvard Medical School
Research Staff
Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital
B.Sc. University of Santiago de Chile 2002
PhD University of Chile 2008
Professional Title University of Santiago de Chile 2002
analgesia; anesthesia general; arousal; cerebral cortex; consciousness; thalamo-cortical network; thalamus

I am an Instructor and Researcher at the Anesthesia Department in the Massachusetts General Hospital and the Harvard Medical School. I am also a Reserach Affiliate at the Picower Institute for Learning and Memory, and a Research Collaborator at the Center for Brains, Minds, and Machines, both at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. I earned a B.Sc. in Biochemistry and the Professional Title of Biochemist from the University of Santiago de Chile, and earned a Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences from the University of Chile.

My reserach interest are primarily related to the mechanisms by which general aensthetic drugs produce loss of cosnciousness:

  • PK-PD models of the effects of anesthetic drugs on cortical dynamics.

  • Role of thalamocortical circuits in loss and recovery of consciousness.

  • Effects of anesthetic drugs on the network dynamics of cortical neurons.

  • Non-pharmacological approches for modulation of arousal states.
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