Hetz Lab


This laboratory focuses on understanding the molecular basis of perturbations of subcellular organelle function, their relationship to pathological conditions affecting the nervous system, and the development of prototypic therapies to prevent this damage.


We recently opened a new lab at the Buck Institute for research in aging to develop focussed research to improve brain health span and design therapeutics to delay normal aging. View More >

For a third year, Clarivate (Web of Science) have selected our lab among the 1% most cited scientist in the world. Only five chilean scientists are in this selective pool.  View More >

Our laboratory recently reported the functional involvement of the UPR in normal brain aging. This study was highlighted with the cover image of EMBO Journal.  View More >