Oscar Mendez

Graduate Student

Oscar graduated from the University of California, Irvine in 2012. He subsequently worked at UCI in the lab of Aileen Anderson, where he worked on the role of different immune and brain molecules in recovery from spinal cord injury. Oscar joined the Neuroscience program at the University of Arizona in 2014 and became a member of the Koshy lab in spring 2015. His graduate project entails determining why Toxoplasma gondii has a predilection for specific regions of the brain. 

Recent Publications


Mendez, O. A., C. J. Potter, M. Valdez, T. Bello, T. P. Trouard, and A. A. Koshy, "Semi-automated quantification and neuroanatomical mapping of heterogeneous cell populations.", J Neurosci Methods, vol. 305, pp. 98-104, 2018 Jul 15. PMID: 29782884


Mendez, O. A., and A. A. Koshy, "Toxoplasma gondii: Entry, association, and physiological influence on the central nervous system.", PLoS Pathog, vol. 13, issue 7, pp. e1006351, 2017 Jul. PMCID: PMC5519211  PMID: 28727854