Veronica Jimenez Ortiz

Contact Information

Office: MH 307

Phone: 657-278-2477

Veronica Jimenez Ortiz

Assistant Professor


PhD, University of Chile, Santiago, Chile

MS, Juan Agustin Maza University, Mendoza, Argentina

BS, Juan Agustin Maza University, Mendoza, Argentina

Research Areas

Role of ion channels in sensing and adaptation to environmental conditions in protozoan parasites; mechanosensation; electrophysiology.

Courses Regularly Taught

Advances in Cell Biology, Advanced Topics in Undergraduate Biology, Advanced Topics in Graduate Biology


Docampo R, Jimenez V, Lander N, Li ZH and Niyogi S. New Insights into the Roles of Acidocalcisomes and the Contractile Vacuole Complex in Osmoregulation in Protists. International Review of Cell and Molecular Biology. 2013;305:69-113.

Jimenez V and Docampo R. 2012. Molecular and electrophysiological characterization of a novel cation channel of Trypanosoma cruzi. PLoS Pathog. 2012 Jun;8(6):e1002750.

Docampo R, Jimenez V, King-Keller S, Li Z, Moreno SNJ. 2011. The Role of Acidocalcisomes in the Stress Response of Trypanosoma cruzi. Adv. Parasitol. 75: 307-24.

Ulrich PN#, Jimenez V# , Park M, Martins V, Atwood J, Moles K, Collins D, Rohloff P; Tarleton R, Moreno SNJ; Orlando R, Docampo R. 2011.  Identification of contractile vacuole proteins in Trypanosoma cruzi. PlosOne. 6(3) e18013. # Both authors contributed equally.

Jimenez V, Henriquez M, Galanti N, Riquelme G. 2011. Electrophysiological characterization of potassium conductive pathways in Trypanosoma cruzi. J Cell Biochem. 112 (4): 1093–1102.