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Mauricio P. Boric, Ph.D.
2006

Mauricio P. Boric earned his PhD degree in 1985 under the direction of Dr. Walter N. Durán in the Department of Physiology, UMDNJ-Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences in Newark, N.J. After a year of postdoctoral work at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, he accepted a position as Assistant Professor in the Department of Physiological Sciences, School of Biological Sciences at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (PUC), where he is currently Professor and Chair of the Department. He has served as Director of the Undergraduate Program in Biology, a member of the committees for postgraduate studies in programs leading to the Master’s degree in both Biology and Physiology, and a member of advisory committees to the Dean of the School of Biological Sciences.

Dr. Boric’s research focuses on regulation of microvascular function, renovascular hypertension and endothelium-leukocyte interactions in ischemia-reperfusion injury, and has published over 40 scientific papers in international specialty journals.. He has graduated three PhD students, and ten students have carried out research for the MSc degree in his laboratory. He has served on numerous graduate student committees.

Dr. Boric is a member of the Chilean Society for Physiological Sciences (SChCF), the Chilean Biological Society, the Inter-American Society of Hypertension, International Society for Heart Research, Latin American Chapter, The Microcirculatory Society (MCS) and the American Physiological Society – in which he is a Fellow of the Cardiovascular Section.  He served as a member of the Nominating Committee of MCS, and as President of the SChCF. Dr. Boric is an Associate Editor/Editorial Board member of Microvascular Research, and served as a regular member of the Biology Study Section for Chile’s National Commission on Science and Technology.  He organized and presided over the First Joint Meeting of the SChCF and The Physiological Society in Pucón, Chile (1999) and has been an invited speaker at several international symposia and national and international lectures.
 
In summary, to date, Dr. Boric has lived a distinguished academic career with success in education, research and administration.