Jose Rodriguez-Alvarez

Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS Ph.D. July, 1990. Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona. Graduated in Biology. June 1985. Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona. POSTDOCTORAL STUDIES J. Bockaert’s laboratory. C.N.R.S UPR 9023:Mécanismes Moléculaires des CommunicationsCellulaires, Montpellier, France. October 1992 February 1994. T.V.P. Bliss’s laboratory. Div. Neurophysiology & Neuropharmacology, National Institute for Medical Research, London, England. April July 1992 & January-December 1991. PRESENT POSITION Group Leader Instituto de Neurociencias, Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona; Group Leader CIBERNED; Profesor Titular at Dept. Bioquímica y Biología Molecular, Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona. RESEARCH PAPERS 48 research papers in peer-review journals. Mean ISI impact factor: 4,15 Mean ISI impact factor in last 10 years: 4.92 3 book chapters Communications to congress and meetings.- 101 RESEARCH GRANTS.- 17 (9 as P.I) Ph.D SUPERVISED.- 6 Head of the Institute of Neurosciences UAB from 2002 until 2008 RESEARCH FIELD Since 2000, the basic objective of my research team has been the study of the cellular and molecular mechanism involved in neuronal death as a direct approach to the understanding the basis of brain neurodegeneration. Although the processes involved in the death of neurons could have a diverse and complex ethiology, the cellular and molecular mechanisms involved seem to be common to diverse neurodegenerative diseases. During the recent years, mounting evidences suggest that apoptotic death is involved in the brain damage associated to several neuropathologies like cerebral ischemia or Alzheimer and Parkinson diseases. In this respect, we have been interested in the mechanisms involved in the regulation of apoptosis in the CNS.

Biography Updated on 23 September 2012

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