Margarita Currás-Collazo, an associate professor of neuroscience in the Department of Molecular, Cell and Systems Biology at UC Riverside, has been elected to the American Physiological Society Council. Her term will begin in April 2021.
Currás-Collazo received her doctoral degree in medical physiology at The Ohio State University. Her numerous UCR awards and honors include Faculty Mentor of the Year; Distinguished Teaching Award, Sciences; and Academy of Distinguished Teachers. She is the recipient also of the McKnight Progressive Educator Award and Teaching Career Enhancement Award from the American Physiological Society. She was appointed a fellow of the American Physiological Society in 2019.
Currás-Collazo joined UCR in 1994. Her lab focuses on understanding the adverse health effects of environmental toxicants and natural chemicals on nervous and other physiological systems. She is a member of UCR’s Stem Cell Center.