After studying biochemistry, Oscar Palomares completed the Ph.D. degree under the guidance of Drs. Rodríguez and Villalba at Complutense University of Madrid (UCM), Madrid, Spain. Palomares worked on the purification and recombinant production of allergens from mustard seeds and olive pollen, contributing to implement the concept of component-resolved diagnosis of allergy. In 2006, Palomares was promoted to Assistant Professor at UCM together with teaching responsibilities; Palomares mainly focused on occupational allergies. In 2008, Palomares performed a 2-years postdoctoral stay at the Swiss Institute of Allergy and Asthma Research (SIAF), Davos, Switzerland, under the guidance of Professor Dr. med. Cezmi A. Akdis, where Palomares worked on the role played by functional allergen-specific FOXP3+ Treg cells and pDCs in the induction of tolerance to allergens in vivo in human tonsils. Since 2012, Palomares is working as Ramón y Cajal (RyC) Scholar Research Associate at the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology I at UCM. Currently, Palomares is a Junior Group Leader, and the main line of research of his group is focused on the study of the role of human dendritic cells in the context of inflammatory diseases to identify potential novel therapeutic targets for the treatment of such diseases. Palomares is also interested in the development of alternative protocols to identify novel food allergens to improve diagnosis and management of food allergy.
Biography Updated on 1 July 2013