Postdoctoral researchers

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Isabel Andújar Pérez

Position: Postdoctoral researcher
  • 2015-2018: Postdoctoral researcher, Sara Borrell Programme (Instituto de Salud Carlos III).
  • 2012: PhD in Biomedicine and Pharmacy, University of Valencia. Best Thesis Award.
  • 2008: Master in Research and Rational Drug Use, University of Valencia. Best Master Award.
  • 2006: Graduate in Pharmacy, University of Valencia. Graduate Award.
  • Main fields of interest: antiretroviral toxicity and HIV; biological drugs and biosimilars.
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Ana Blas García

Position: Postdoctoral researcher
  • Currently Associate lecturer, Department of Physiology, University of Valencia.
  • 2017-2019: Postdoctoral researcher, CIBERehd.
  • 2016: Postdoctoral stay at Instituto de Investigaciones Biomédicas Alberto Sols (CSIC-UAM), Madrid.
  • 2015: Postdoctoral stay at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital, New York.
  • 2012: PhD in Biology, Universitat de València. Best Thesis Award.
  • 2007: Advanced Studies Certificate (Master degree) in Molecular Biology and Genetics, Universitat de València.
  • 2005: Graduate in Biology, Universitat de València.
  • Main fields of interest: HIV and antiretroviral-induced toxicities; liver fibrosis; non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.
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Jesús Cosín Roger

Position: Postdoctoral researcher
  • Postdoctoral researcher, Juan de la Cierva Incorporación Programme.
  • Currently Associate lecturer at the Department of Physiology of the University of Valencia and at the Department of Animal Medicine and Surgery of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of Universidad Cardenal Herrera CEU.
  • 2017-2020: Postdoctoral researcher, Sara Borrell Progamme, (Instituto de Salud Carlos III).
  • 2016-2017: Postdoctoral Researcher in the laboratory of Prof.Gerhard Rogler, University Hospital Zurich. ECCO Fellowship.
  • PhD in Biomedicine and Pharmacy from the University of Valencia. Best Thesis Award.
  • Master in Biomedical Biotechnology from the Polytechnic University of Valencia.
  • Graduate in Biotechnology from the Polytechnic University of Valencia.
  • Member of the Sociedad Española de Farmacología (SEF).
  • Member of the European Crohn`s and Colitis Organisation (ECCO).
  • Main fields of interest: Intestinal Inflammatory Disease (IBD); intestinal fibrosis; Epithelial to Mesenchymal Transition (EMT); macrophages, fibroblasts, autophagy, hypoxia.
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Laura Gisbert Ferrándiz

Position: Postdoctoral researcher
  • 2020: Doctor in Biomedicine and Pharmacy from the University of Valencia.
  • Since 2015: FPU Scholarship (Spanish Ministry of Education).
  • 2015: Official Master's Degree in Biomedical Research, Department of Pharmacology, University of Valencia. Final Master project entitled, "Analysis of single nucleotide polymorphisms in genes related to autophagy in patients with inflammatory bowel disease".
  • 2009-2014:Degree in Pharmacy (Miguel Hernández University, Alicante). Graduate Award.
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Federico Lucantoni

Position: Postdoctoral researcher, APOSTD fellowship, Generalitat Valenciana
  • 2019: Postdoctoral researcher in the lab of Prof. Rosa Noguera, Dept. of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Valencia
  • 2017-2018: Postdoctoral researcher in the lab of Prof. Jochen Prehn, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland/Centre for Systems Medicine; funded by the Irish Cancer Society Collaborative Cancer Research Centre BREAST-PREDICT.
  • 2013-2017: PhD in Cancer Biology, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, supervised by Prof. Jochen Prehn and funded by the Irish Cancer Society Collaborative Cancer Research Centre BREAST-PREDICT.
  • 2012: Master’s degree in Cell and Molecular Biology, Universitá degli Studi di Roma “Tor Vergata”.
  • 2011-2012: Erasmus placement in the lab of Prof. Enrique Perez Paya, Centro de Investigacion Principe Felipe, Valencia.
  • 2010: Bachelor’s degree in Cell and Molecular Biology, Universitá degli Studi di Roma “Tor Vergata”.
  • Main fields of interest: liver fibrosis; non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.
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Dulce Carolina Macias Ceja

Position: Postdoctoral researcher
  • 2018: Doctor in Biomedicine and Pharmacy from the University of Valencia.
  • 2013-2014: Official Master’s Degree in Molecular Approaches in Health Sciences (University of Valencia). Final Master project in the Department of Food Technology at the Institute of Agrochemical and Food Technology (CSIC) titled “Proteomic analysis of flour toxic peptides: identification of antigliadin and R5 binding proteins with sequential extracts from wheat and rice”.
  • 2011-2013: Lecturer and coordinator of undergraduate biology degree at the University of Colima, México.
  • 2009-2011: Master´s Experimental Biology, University of Zacatecas, México.
  • 2004-2009: University Degree in Biology, University of Colima, México.
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Alberto Martí Rodrigo

Position: Postdoctoral researcher
  • 2019: Doctor in Biomedicine and Pharmacy from the University of Valencia.
  • 2017: EMBO Short-Term Scholarship(2017). Stay at the Gastroenterology Department of the University Hospital of the RWTH University, Aachen, Germany, studying the potential of nanomedicine in hepatic therapies, under the supervision of Dr. Matthias Bartneck and Dr. Frank Tacke.
  • PhD Student Scholarship from the Spanish Ministry of Education (since 2013).
  • Master in Pharmacological Research, University of Valencia (2013). Master Award.
  • 2012: Graduate in Pharmacy from the University of Valencia. National Graduate Award from the Spanish Ministry of Education.
  • Fields of interest: chronic liver disease, NAFLD, liver fibrosis and cirrhosis, fibroblasts pathobiology, drug repurposing.
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María Dolores Ortiz Masià

Position: Postdoctoral researcher
  • Present: Assistant Lecturer, Department of Medicine, University of Valencia.
  • 2014: Graduate in Medicine from the University of Valencia.
  • 2007-2014: Postdoctoral researcher, CIBERehd.
  • 2007: Doctor in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from the University of Valencia. Doctoral thesis entitled "Functional characterization of C1 subgroup MAP kinases of plants" under the supervision of Dr. Fernando Aniento Company and Dr. María Jesús Marcote Zaragoza.
  • 2003: M.S. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from the University of Valencia.
  • 2001: Bachelor of Pharmacy from the University of Valencia.
  • Member of ECCO (European Crohn’s and Colitis Organization), CIBERehd (Centro de Investigaciones en Red, enfermedad hepática y digestiva) and SEPD (Sociedad Española de Patología Digestiva) membership.
  • Member of the Scientific Evaluation Committee of GETECCU (Grupo Español de Trabajo en Enfermedad de Crohn y Colitis Ulcerosa).
  • Editorial board of the Current Trends in Inflammation Research. Main fields of interest: IBD, especially intestinal stricture and fistula formation and resolution; pathophysiological relevance of macrophage phenotype in the stricture and fistula formation in Crohn’s disease.
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