Javier Diaz-Nido received the Ph.D. degree in molecular biology from the Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Spain, in 1988. He did a postdoctoral stay at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, USA. Since 1994, he is serving as an Associate Professor at the Department of Molecular Biology at the same university in Spain, where he currently coordinates the Postgraduate Program in Molecular Biosciences and the M.A. Program in Molecular Biomedicine. His research revolves around the study of the molecular and cellular pathophysiology and the development of experimental models and therapies for neurogenetic diseases. He is particularly interested in the application of cell, gene, and molecular therapies to neurological diseases. He currently leads a research group at the Centro de Biologia Molecular Severo Ochoa, which focuses on Friedreich’s ataxia and other neurodegenerative diseases. Additionally, he is also committed with the improvement of undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and learning in biomedicine.
Biography Updated on 13 October 2011