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People About the institute Juana Gallar Martínez
Degree:
Medicine (1983), Universidad de Alicante, Spain.

Ph.D program:
PhD in Neurosciences with Honors (1991), Universidad de Alicante, Spain.

Posdoctoral Positions:
Eye Research Institute of the Retina Foundation (Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA), 1991.

Shiley Eye Center (University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, USA), 1995.

Cooperative Research Center for Eye Research and Technology (University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia), 1997.

Department of Ophthalmology, University of Helsinki (Helsinki, Finland), 1999 and 2003.


Previous positions:
Assistant Professor of Physiology in the Universidad de Alicante, Spain (1984-1997).

Assistant Professor of Physiology in the Universidad Miguel Hernández, Spain (1997-2002).

Secretary of the Department of Physiology (1995-2000), Academic Coordinator of the Medical School (1999-2000), Vice-rector for Academic Affairs and Studies (2000-03), Director of the Center for Postgraduate Studies and Continuing Training (2001-2003), Vice-rector for Institutional Relations and Continuing Training (2003-2005), and Vice-rector for Planning and Institutional Relations (2005-2007) of the Universidad Miguel Hernández.


Current Position:
Full Professor of Physiology, Department of Physiology, Universidad Miguel Hernández.

Investigator, Cellular and Systems Neurobiology Unit of the Instituto de Neurociencias, Universidad Miguel Hernandez-Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas.


Research Fields:
Sensory Physiology. Functional characteristics of the primary sensory neurons innervating the eye. Trophic interactions between ocular sensory neurons and their target tissues. Activity of regenerating sensory neurons after lesion involved in allodynia and neuropathic pain.

Representative Publications

Belmonte, C. , Gallar, J., Pozo, M.A., Rebollo, I. " Excitation by irriant chemical substances of sensory afferent units in the cat´s cornea. " J. Physiol . 437 , 709 - 725 ( 1991 )

Gallar J. , Pozo MA, Tuckett RP, Belmonte C. " Response of sensory units with unmyelinated fibres to mechanical, thermal and chemical stimulation of the cat's cornea”. " J. Physio . 468 , 609 - 622 ( 1993 )

Belmonte, C. , García-Hirschfeld, J., Gallar, J. " Neurobiology of Ocular Pain. " Progr. Ret. Eye Res. . 16 , 117 - 156 ( 1997 )

Acosta MC , Tan ME, Belmonte C, Gallar J. " Sensations evoked by selective mechanical, chemical and thermal stimulation of the conjunctiva and cornea. " Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. . 42 , 2063 - 2067 ( 2001 )

Gallar J , Acosta MC., Moilanen J.A.O., Holopainen J.M., Belmonte C., Tervo T. " Recovery of corneal sensitivity to mechanical and chemical stimulation after laser in situ keratomileusis. " J Retractive Surg . 20(3) , 229 - 235 ( 2004 )
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