Carlos A. Saura

Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain


Carlos A. Saura is an Associate Professor of Biochemistry and molecular biology at the Institut de Neurociències of the Universitat Autónoma de Barcelona. He obtained his Ph.D. degree in chemistry from the Universitat de Barcelona in 1998 and performed Postdoc training at the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, USA and the University of Chicago (1998–2000) before becoming an Academic Instructor in neurology at Harvard Medical School, MA, USA (2000–2004). Dr. Saura was appointed as a Research Professor at the Universitat Autónoma de Barcelona from 2004 to 2009. Dr. Saura has published 30 peer-reviewed articles in molecular aspects of brain function and degeneration, has directed several European research projects and is an active collaborator of several national and international founding agencies and scientific journals. His research focuses on understanding the molecular mechanisms that control transcriptome changes in the brain during normal and pathological aging. Particularly, he studies the role of genes implicated in Alzheimer?s disease and other dementias on brain function and degeneration. He has used pioneering approaches to generate novel transgenic and knockout mouse models of neurodegeneration that are used for assessing new therapeutic strategies for Alzheimer?s disease and other age-related cognitive disorders.

Biography Updated on 23 September 2012

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