Dr. Patricio Mujica
Dr. Patricio Mujica is a vascular biologist and physiology educator with research experience in cell and molecular biology, and cardiovascular physiology. Before joining the faculty at The College of New Rochelle, he was a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Developmental and Molecular Biology at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and an Adjunct Assistant Professor at CUNY-Lehman College. He is a member of the American Physiological Society, and has co-authored several scientific articles on the mechanisms that regulate endothelial permeability in health and disease. He and his colleagues have presented these research advances at several national conferences.
Dr. Mujica’s research interests are currently focused on understanding of the cellular signaling mechanisms that restore the normal barrier function of the vascular wall during acute inflammatory episodes in the microcirculation, with a special emphasis in the role of molecular movement in vascular endothelial cells. He maintains a close research collaboration with the Vascular Biology group in the Department of Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience at Rutgers–New Jersey Medical School, where he holds an adjunct faculty appointment. He was elected a 2018 Physiology Educator Community of Practice Fellow by the Teaching Section of the American Physiological Society, developing educational research in the field of undergraduate physiology instruction. At CNR, Dr. Mujica teaches several introductory biology courses, as well as anatomy & physiology for nursing majors.
Outside of work, Dr. Mujica is a cycling enthusiast, a photography aficionado, and an experienced poet (primarily in Spanish, his native language). He cherishes diversity and inclusion in society, and strives to make the classroom a safe space of discourse and dialogue for all identities and communities.