Fernando R Fernandez, PhD
Research Assistant Professor
Boston University College of Engineering
Dept of Biomedical Engineering

PhD, University of Calgary
BSc, University of Calgary

Dr. Fernandez is a neurophysiologist with an academic appointment in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Boston University. His primary research interests are electrophysiology, biophysics and computational neuroscience. His general research goals are to understand the underlying mechanisms of neuronal electrical activity and its implications for synaptic integration and spike output modulation in cortical circuits. Dr. Fernandez have extensive experience in single neuron electrophysiology (in vitro and in vivo patch-clamp), imaging (in vitro and in vivo) experimental design, scientific writing, biophysical modeling, data analysis, as well as student training and mentorship.
His future goal is to have an independent lab and carry out research that addresses how the statistics of membrane voltage fluctuations observed in vivo interact with specific intrinsic neuronal properties to set the general output characteristics and modulation properties of spike output in cortical circuits.

Modulations of neuronal input-output by in vivo-like voltage fluctuations
11/09/2015 - 08/31/2016 (PI)
NIH/National Institute of Mental Health


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  1. Fernandez FR, Via G, Canavier CC, White JA. Kinetics and Connectivity Properties of Parvalbumin- and Somatostatin-Positive Inhibition in Layer 2/3 Medial Entorhinal Cortex. eNeuro. 2022 Jan-Feb; 9(1).View Related Profiles. PMID: 35105656; PMCID: PMC8856710; DOI: 10.1523/ENEURO.0441-21.2022;
  2. Del Pozo MS, Redondo C, Fernández FR, Sanz MJG, Ríos JS, Borque-Fernando A. Homogenizing the Teaching of Engaged Medical Examinations to Large Numbers of Students: the Experience of the Digital Rectal Examination. J Cancer Educ. 2022 02; 37(1):81-87. PMID: 32514727; DOI: 10.1007/s13187-020-01789-z;
  3. Fernandez FR, Iftinca MC, Zamponi GW, Turner RW. Modeling temperature- and Cav3 subtype-dependent alterations in T-type calcium channel mediated burst firing. Mol Brain. 2021 07 17; 14(1):115. PMID: 34274007; PMCID: PMC8285791; DOI: 10.1186/s13041-021-00813-7;
  4. Shi L, Jiang Y, Fernandez FR, Chen G, Lan L, Man HY, White JA, Cheng JX, Yang C. Non-genetic photoacoustic stimulation of single neurons by a tapered fiber optoacoustic emitter. Light Sci Appl. 2021 Jul 14; 10(1):143.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34257273; PMCID: PMC8277806; DOI: 10.1038/s41377-021-00580-z;
  5. Keaveney MK, Rahsepar B, Tseng HA, Fernandez FR, Mount RA, Ta T, White JA, Berg J, Han X. CaMKIIa-Positive Interneurons Identified via a microRNA-Based Viral Gene Targeting Strategy. J Neurosci. 2020 12 09; 40(50):9576-9588.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33158963; PMCID: PMC7726537; DOI: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.2570-19.2020;
  6. Nuti F, Fernandez FR, Sabatino G, Peroni E, Mulinacci B, Paolini I, Pisa MD, Tiberi C, Lolli F, Petruzzo M, Lanzillo R, Morra VB, Rovero P, Papini AM. A Multiple N-Glucosylated Peptide Epitope Efficiently Detecting Antibodies in Multiple Sclerosis. Brain Sci. 2020 Jul 15; 10(7). PMID: 32679694; PMCID: PMC7408607; DOI: 10.3390/brainsci10070453;
  7. Petit B, Mitaine-Offer AC, Fernández FR, Papini AM, Delaude C, Miyamoto T, Tanaka C, Rovero P, Lacaille-Dubois MA. Triterpene glycosides from Blighia welwitschii and evaluation of their antibody recognition capacity in multiple sclerosis. Phytochemistry. 2020 Aug; 176:112392. PMID: 32512361; DOI: 10.1016/j.phytochem.2020.112392;
  8. González AG, De Las Vecillas L, Montenegro EA, Gutiérrez JL, Tawfiq M, Fernández FR. Old contact allergens and new dermatitis: Pole dancing dermatitis. Contact Dermatitis. 2020 Jun; 82(6):411-412. PMID: 32060915; DOI: 10.1111/cod.13492;
  9. Shroff SN, Das SL, Tseng HA, Noueihed J, Fernandez F, White JA, Chen CS, Han X. Voltage Imaging of Cardiac Cells and Tissue Using the Genetically Encoded Voltage Sensor Archon1. iScience. 2020 Apr 24; 23(4):100974.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32299055; PMCID: PMC7160579; DOI: 10.1016/j.isci.2020.100974;
  10. Royzen F, Williams S, Fernandez FR, White JA. Balanced synaptic currents underlie low-frequency oscillations in the subiculum. Hippocampus. 2019 12; 29(12):1178-1189.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31301195; PMCID: PMC7061693; DOI: 10.1002/hipo.23131;
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