Roberto Alvarez-Lafuente has a B.S. degree in biology from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM) (1994), a B.S. degree in biochemistry from the UCM (1999), and a Ph.D. degree in biology from the UCM (2000). Currently, he is the Lead Researcher of the Laboratory of Multiple Sclerosis, Department of Neurology, at the Hospital Clinico San Carlos of Madrid, Spain. His areas of expertise include the detection of human herpesvirus genomes in biological samples of autoimmune diseases like multiple sclerosis and rheumatoid arthritis, the study of the interaction of these viruses with genes related to the susceptibility of those diseases, and also their relation with the response to immunomodulatory and immunosuppressive treatments. Additionally, his research focuses on the development of neutralizing antibodies against interferon beta in multiple sclerosis patients and also on the detection of JC virus and the research of human endogenous retroviruses.
Biography Updated on 21 March 2012