Vicente Aguilella was born in 1958. He received his Ph.D. degree in physics from the University of Valencia, Spain, in 1986. In 1991, he joined the James I University, Castellon, Spain, as a Professor in the applied physics area at the Department of Physics and Head of the Laboratory of Molecular Biophysics. He also worked as a Visiting Scientist at the Helsinki University of Technology, Espoo, Finland, and at the National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Md, USA. His research focused on understanding the role of electrostatics in the structure-function properties of “large” ion channels like several bacterial porins, the mitochondrial voltage-dependent anion channel, coronavirus E protein channels, and other channel forming peptides. His experience includes the impact of the host membrane lipid on those channels as well as the mechanisms of channel selectivity.
Biography Updated on 7 October 2013