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Department of Molecular Life Sciences

Maria Isabel Bahamonde Santos


Dr. Maria Isabel Bahamonde Santos
Electrophysiology Facility

Room: Y13-K-50

Phone: +41 44 635 48 35


“she is proud to be born in the chilean patagonia, enjoys family and friends and loves to dance!”


Marisabel was born in Chilean Patagonia, studied Marine Biology but then moved to Barcelona, Spain to do her PhD in human physiology and specialise in the functional and structural study of ion channels. Her research interest include the study of biophysics properties and pharmacological regulation of ion channels, transporters and membrane proteins implicated in diseases physiopathology. Actually, she study gain-of-function mutations in ion pumps such as ATP1A1 and membrane channels like CACNA1 involved in primary aldosterims in the framework of Rare Diseases URPP ITINERARE program at the UZH, and she is a researcher member at the e-phac facility.


Apr 2021-To date

Researcher & Technical Assistance (50%) (University Hospital Zurich (USZ) and e-phac Facility (UZH)

Jan 2019-Dec 2020

Senior Scientist & Lab manager (Biochmistry Department, UZH)  

Jan 2016-Nov 2017

Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC), Institute of Traumatology Barcelona (ITB), Mataró, Spain

Sep 2013-Oct 2015

Visiting Assistant Professor and Researcher, Pompeu Fabra University (UPF), Barcelona, Spain

Apr 2009-Sep 2012

Postdoctoral research fellow, Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC), Barcelona, Spain (FP7-PEOPLE- IIF Marie Curie awarded grant)

Associate Professor (Partial time), Pompeu Fabra University (UPF)

Nov 2004-Feb 2009

Postdoctoral visiting fellow, National Institutes of Health (NIH), Bethesda, USA

Dec 1999-Jun 2004

Ph.D. in Experimental and Health Sciences, Pompeu Fabra University (UPF)

Sep 1998-Sep 1999

Research Assistant, University of Chile, Santiago Metropolitan. Chile