Aug 3, 2017 (updated from Aug 1) – de Castro Awardees (Correction)

3 August 2017 (corrected from 1 August 2017)

The Fernando de Castro Awards for Excellence in Science Related to Peripheral Arterial Chemoreceptors were presented for work presented at ISAC XX – 2017 in Baltimore, Maryland USA on July 27, 2017 to:

Joana Sacramento, Universidade NOVA de Lisboa (Portugal):

  • Overactivation of Carotid Sinus Nerve Activity in High-Fat Animals is Mediated by A2 Adenosine Receptors

Ryan Rakoczy, Wright State University (USA):

  • High Fat Feeding in Rats Alters Respiratory Parameters by a Mechanism that is Unlikely to be Mediated by Carotid Body Type I Cells

Elena Olea Fraile, Universidad de Valladolid (Spain)

  • Sexual Dimorphism on the Effects of Chronic Hypoxia in Rat

We apologize for the confusion related to the previous posting

Estelle Gauda MD, President ISAC, 2014-2017

Information about Fernando de Castro, PhD (1896-1967)



De Castro F. The Cajal School in the Peripheral Nervous System: The Transcendent Contributions of Fernando de Castro on the Microscopic Structure of Sensory and Autonomic Motor Ganglia Front. Neuroanat., 20 April 2016 Full Article:

De Castro F. The Discovery of Sensory Nature of the Carotid Bodies – Invited Article. Adv Exp Med Biol. 2009;648:1-18 (from ISAC XVII – 2009, Valladolid, ESPANA). Full Article