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Andrés Antonio González Garrido, Ph.D.

e-mail: aagonza@prodigy.net.mx
Full Professor-Researcher “B”
Clinical Neurophysiology Laboratory
Neuroscience Institute, CUCBA

University of Guadalajara

Originally from Havana, Cuba, Dr. González studied Medicine at the Instituto Superior de Ciencias Médicas of the University of Havana. He later attained clinical neurophysiology specialty training in 1987 at the same institution in coordination with the Instituto Nacional de Neurología y Neurocirugía de la Habana and the Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas (CNIC).

The following year he began to work as an associate researcher at the Centro de Neurociencias in Cuba, where he remained until 1993, with teaching and research appointments at the Ettore Majorana Foundation in Italy and the University of Beijing in China. Since that time, his main research interests have concerned neurodevelopment disorders; in particular, learning and behavioral disorders, as well as cerebral processes related to reading and writing and the acquisition of those skills.

In 1995, Dr. González changed his residence to the city of Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, where he studied the Master’s Program in Health Sciences (specialization in Medicine) at Centro Universitario de Ciencias de la Salud of the University of Guadalajara obtaining his degree in 1997. That same year, he was admitted in the Doctoral Program in Behavioral Science (specialization in Neuroscience) at the Neuroscience Institute, also at the University of Guadalajara. He received his Ph.D. there in 1999 with Honorable Mention, and has been a member of Mexico’s National System of Researchers since 1998.

In the year 2000, he joined the faculty of the Neuroscience Institute at the University of Guadalajara as a full-time professor, where he created the Clinical Neurophysiology Laboratory. As an independent researcher, he has developed his own line of research in the field of neurodevelopment and electrical brain activity, as well as on specific alterations that affect it. He is currently the lead researcher of several projects financed by Mexico’s National Science and Technology Council (CONACYT). Dr. González has published numerous scientific articles in national and international journals, in addition to various works for academic dissemination and chapters in scientific books. Among his main contributions, we find the identification and description of electrical components in the brain related to a working memory information updating process in children, and the description of electrophysiological variables linked to morphological recognition in reading and the cognitive processing of stimuli with affective valence.

During his professional trajectory, Dr. González has imparted many undergraduate and graduate courses in neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, sensory processing, and qualitative/quantitative studies of electrical brain activity in four countries. At the graduate level, he has continually lectured since his incorporation into the Master’s and Ph.D. programs at the Neuroscience Institute, and has directed or supervised several theses projects of students at various levels: undergraduate, specialty, master, and Ph.D. He also actively participates in several academic commissions and is a member of a consolidated academic group. Finally, he has been recognized by the PROMEP program since the year 2000.