Postdoctoral Scientists

Carlos Vera

Carlos Vera

Tel: 858.822.0005
Fax: 858.534.5722

335 Powell-Focht Bioengineering Hall
Department of Bioengineering
University of California, San Diego
La Jolla, CA 92093-0412


Electrical Engineering, Instituto Tecnologico de Tijuana, 1985
Mathematics in Computers, Specialization Certificate, Centro de Graduos, 1987
Medicine Doctor, Universidad Autonoma de Baja California, 1995
Ph.D. Bioengineering, UCSD, 2002

Research Interests

I am interested in the molecular basis of erythrocyte membrane skeleton biomechanics, specifically the contribution of tropomyosin and tropomodulin to junctional complexes architecture and their implication on the erythrocyte functional properties.

Key Publications

Vera, C., Sood, A., Gao, K.-M., Yee, L., Lin, J., and Sung, L.A. (2000). Tropomodulin-binding site mapped to residues 7-14 at the N-terminal heptad repeats of tropomyosin isoform 5. Arch. Biochem. Biophys. 378, 16-24.

Chu, X., J. Chen, M. C. Reedy, C. Vera, K. L. Sung and L. A. Sung. E-Tmod capping of actin filaments at the slow-growing end is required to establish mouse embryonic circulation. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol 284:H1827-38, 2003.