Miryam Pando

Miryam Pando


El Paso, Texas


BS, Cellular and Molecular Biochemistry

UTEP - El Paso, Texas

Lab Association

Kelly Berg, Ph.D.

Hobbies and Interests

Running/walking outdoors, dancing and watching foreign movies


G protein coupled receptors form heteromeric complexes that have unique properties including distinct tissue distribution and signaling profiles that make them attractive targets for pharmacotherapy. Miryam’s research in the Berg laboratory will focus on the regulation of delta and kappa opioid receptor (DOR-KOR) heteromer function in peripheral pain-sensing neurons. She will utilize two complementary model systems that permits detailed study of receptor signaling mechanisms in peripheral sensory neurons in culture and evaluation of physiological relevance using rat behavioral models of nociception. Our ultimate goal is to identify new pharmacological targets for improved pain therapy.

• Accomplishments, Awards and Honors •

UTHSCSA Neuroscience T32 Training Grant - 2014 - 2015

• Appointments, Boards, Committees and Memberships •

The Society for Neuroscience (SfN) - 2012 - Present

• Grants, Funding and Research Support •

Initiative for Maximizing Student Development (IMSD) Training Grant (PI:Nicquet M.J. Blake) - 1R25GM095480-01 (08/01/14-08/01/15)