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


July 8: Finalizing Event Plans

Dear ISAC XX Attendees:

We are completing details for the upcoming conference and WE NEED TO KNOW AS SOON AS POSSIBLE:
1. Are you going on the WASHINGTON DC TRIP on WED Jul 26?
2. Will you be attending the GALA on THURS JUL 27?
(AND HOW MANY GUESTS (and who)?)
We need to finalize numbers for the caterer and would very much appreciate a response. Please send responses to
Estelle Gauda
President, ISAC 2014-2017
Chair, ISAC XX 2017, Baltimore