Carlos A. Roncal
Assistant Research Professor, Division of Renal Diseases and Hypertension, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Carlos received his Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmacy and Biochemistry from the University of Trujillo in La Libertad, Peru. He received his Master’s degree in Pharmacy and Biochemistry from the American Evaluation and Translation Service in Miami, Florida. Carlos’ greatest interest is in conducting animal studies including complex surgeries to install implantable sensors for continuous remote monitoring and more recently, to install both portal and femoral vein catheters for PK/PD studies. Carlos has 25 years of experience working at the University of Trujillo, Peru (1992-2002), at Baylor College of Medicine (2003), at the University of Florida (2004-2008), and currently at the University of Colorado (2008- present). He is an expert in minor and major surgery with rats and mice and is a key resource to the Renal Division in the design and implementation of animal experiments, including animal housing, administration of tests drugs, surgeries, collection of blood and urine and harvest of tissues at the conclusion of experiments.
Another interest he shares is the general area of tissue histology. He is the Division’s manager providing training and supervision for the suite of the state-of-the-art equipment by Leica including an automated tissue processor, embedder, microtome and cryostat as well as an Aperio ScanScope. He is also a resources for the Division in tissue staining, immunohistochemistry and advanced image and analysis software.