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Izan Chalen Paredes

Graduate Student

Primary Affiliation

Computational Imaging


Status Graduate Student

Home Department of Aerospace Engineering



Address 3514 Beckman Institute, 405 North Mathews Avenue

  • Biography

    Izan Chalen Paredes is a neuroscientist currently pursuing his Ph.D. in neuroimmunology in the Beckman Institute’s Cellular Neuroscience Imaging Laboratory at UIUC. His research adviser is Catherine Best-Popescu.


    • Ph.D. (candidate) | Neuroimmunology | University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign  
    • M.Sc. | Neuroimmunology | University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign 
    • M.P.A. | Politics & Government | Universidad Francisco de Vitoria - Madrid 
    • B.Sc. | Molecular & Cellular Biology | Universidad San Francisco de Quito USFQ
  • Research

    Izan’s research in Dr. Best-Popescu’s Lab is focused on the understanding of the influence of viral-induced encephalitis over the development of neurological pathologies, particularly Alzheimer’s disease.