Rosa Gasa was born in Barcelona, Spain, in 1968. She graduated in Biology from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona in 1991. She obtained her PhD degree in 1996 from the Universitat de Barcelona, specializing in the metabolic regulation of gene expression in pancreatic islet cells. From 1997 to 2000, Dr. Gasa was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (Dallas, USA) where she worked on the identification and testing of genes suitable for gene therapy protocols in diabetes. From 2001 to 2003, Dr. Gasa was a postdoctoral fellow at the Medical Center of the University of California (San Francisco, USA) where she focused on elucidation of the transcriptional cascade that directs islet cell formation in the pancreas. Since 2004, Dr. Gasa is a researcher at the Institute of Biomedical Research, August Pi i Sunyer (IDIBAPS) in Barcelona. Her current research is devoted to studying the molecular mechanisms that lead to the differentiation of insulin-producing beta cells during pancreatic development.
Biography Updated on 14 October 2010