Matias A. Avila

University of Navarra, Spain

MatÍas A. Avila graduated from the School of Pharmacy at the Complutense University of Madrid, Madrid, Spain, in 1988 with honors. In 1992, he earned a Ph.D. degree in biochemistry and molecular biology at the Institute for Biomedical Research, Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), Madrid, Spain. His thesis work identified new mechanisms of growth factor signalling and gene regulation in liver cells and was awarded the 1992 prize for best thesis work at the School of Pharmacy. From 1992 to 1995, he pursued postdoctoral research at the Lombardi Cancer Research Center of Georgetown University, Washington DC, USA, working on chemically induced carcinogenesis. Since his return to Spain his research focused on the cellular and molecular mechanisms of liver injury, regeneration and carcinogenesis. He worked for two years at the Institute for Biomedical Research, CSIC, and in 1997 he moved to the University of Navarra, Pamplona, Spain. He was Assistant Professor of Medicine from 1997 to 2004 and Associate Professor from 2004 to 2009. Since 2009 he is Senior Scientist and Full Professor of Medicine at the Center for Applied Medical Research (CIMA) and the Department of Medicine of the University of Navarra. He is author of over 90 publications in international journals, teaches biochemistry at the School of Medicine, and has supervised ten doctoral theses. Avila is currently Member of the Editorial Boards of World Journal of Gastroenterology, BMC Gastroenterology, and BMC Research Notes, is Associate Editor of Gut, and has been Member of the Editorial Board of Hepatology.

Biography Updated on 30 August 2012

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