Senior researchers

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Ángeles Álvarez Ribelles

  • Since 2018: Lecturer, Department of Pharmacology, University of Valencia.
  • Since 2016: Permanent researcher staff, Department of Pharmacology, University of Valencia.
  • Since 2015: Associate professor, Faculty of Health Sciences, Universitat Jaume I, Castellón.
  • 2007-present: Principal investigator of 3 research projects funded by the “Programa Estatal de Fomento de la Investigación Científica y Técnica de Excelencia” of the Spanish Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness.
  • Since 2007: Member of a research group at the Center for Biomedical Research in the Hepatic and Digestive Diseases Network (CIBER), funded by the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness.
  • Since 2014: Member of the Mixed Research Unit in Biomedicine FISABIO-Hospital Dr.Peset-UV-Universitat Jaume I.
  • 2011-2016: Postdoctoral researcher, Fundación General de la Universitat de València.
  • 2006-2011: Postdoctoral researcher. Ramón y Cajal Programme, Department of Pharmacology, University of Valencia/Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Cardiovasculares (CNIC).
  • 2003-2005: Postdoctoral fellowship for an overseas stay at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, funded by the Spanish Ministry of Education and Science.
  • 2002-2003: Postdoctoral researcher, Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Cardiovasculares (CNIC).
  • 2002: Doctor in Pharmacy, University of Valencia. Best Thesis Award.
  • 1997: Graduate in Pharmacy, University of Valencia.
  • Main fields of interest: vascular toxicity of antiretroviral therapy; physiopathological mechanisms implicated in the development of thrombi and other vascular diseases.
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Nadezda Apostolova

  • Since 2018: Lecturer, Department of Pharmacology, University of Valencia.
  • 2013-2015: Lecturer, Faculty of Health Sciences, Jaume I University, Castellón.
  • 2008-2013: Postdoctoral researcher, University of Valencia.
  • 2008: Doctor in Pharmacology from University of Valencia.
  • 2001: Graduate in Biological Sciences (speciality in Biochemistry) from University of Saints Cyril and Methodius, Macedonia.
  • Main fields of interest:mitochondrial dysfunction and it's role in pathogenesis; cellular mechanisms involved in the toxicity of antiretroviral drugs and HIV with special focus on mitochondrial function; endoplasmatic reticular stress and activation of survival programmes (autophagy) and cellular death (apoptosis).
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María Dolores Barrachina Sancho

  • Full Professor of Pharmacology, University of Valencia.
  • 2010-present: Principal Investigator of research projects funded by the "Programa Estatal de Fomento de la Investigación Científica y Técnica de Excelencia" of the Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness.
  • 2007-present: Member of a research group at Centro de Investigación Biomédica en Red Enfermedades Hepáticas y Digestivas (CIBERedh), a national network of research groups investigating liver and digestive diseases funded by the Spanish Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness.
  • Member of the Unidad Mixta de Investigación en Biomedicina FISABIO-Hospital Dr. Peset-UV-Universitat Jaume I.
  • Graduate and Doctor in Pharmacy from the University of Valencia. Best Thesis Prize.
  • Main fields of interest: inflammatory bowel disease; mucosal recovery mechanisms and progression to fibrosis.
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Sara Calatayud Romero

  • Lecturer of Pharmacology, University of Valencia.
  • 2013 - present: Principal Investigator of research projects of the " Programa Estatal de Fomento de la Investigación Científica y Técnica de Excelencia " of the Spanish Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness.
  • 2007 - present: Member of a research group at the Center for Biomedical Research in the Hepatic and Digestive Diseases Network (CIBER), funded by the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness.
  • 2014 - present: Member of the Mixed Research Unit in Biomedicine FISABIO-Hospital Dr. Peset-UV-Universitat Jaume I.
  • Graduate and Doctor in Pharmacy from the University of Valencia.
  • Main fields of interest: basic research in inflammatory bowel disease;mechanisms of mucosal recovery and progression to fibrosis.
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Víctor Manuel Víctor

  • Since 2011: Senior researcher at FISABIO-Hospital Dr Peset-University of Valencia.
  • Since 2008: Associated Professor, Department of Physiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Valencia.
  • 2008-2011: Miguel Servet postdoctoral researcher, FISABIO-Hospital Dr Peset.
  • 2004-2008: Miguel Servet postdoctoral researcher, CNIC.
  • 2002-2004: Postdoctoral researcher, CNIC.
  • 2001: Doctor in Physiology from Complutense University of Madrid.
  • 1995: Graduate in Biological Sciences from Complutense University of Madrid.
  • Main fields of interest: mitochondrial/endothelial dysfunction; endoplasmic reticulum stress; autophagy and inflammasome in cardiometabolic diseases such as type 2 diabetes.
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Miguel Martí Cabrera

  • Full Professor of Pharmacology, Department of Pharmacology, University of Valencia.
  • 2007-present: Member of a research group at the Centre for Biomedical Research in the Hepatic and Digestive Diseases Network (CIBERehd).
  • 2014-present: Member of the FISABIO-Hospital Dr. Peset-UV-Universitat Jaume I Collaborative Biomedical Research Unit.
  • Graduate and Doctor in Medicine and Surgery from the University of Valencia.
  • Main fields of interest: mechanisms of the inflammatory response in endocrine/metabolic disorders and their pharmacological modification; pathologies of the digestive tract; toxicity of antiretroviral drugs.
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María Ángeles Martínez Cuesta

  • 2003-present: Lecturer of Pharmacology, University of Valencia. Participant in several basic research projects about the cardiovascular toxicity of antiretroviral drugs.
  • 2008-2009: PI of a precompetitive researcher project: statins and hypoxia.
  • 1999-2003: Assistant Lecturer, Department of Pharmacology, University of Valencia. Participant in several research projects concerning gastrointestinal and cardiovascular inflammation.
  • 1998-1999: Director of the Department of Pharmacology, Division of Pharmacological I+D, Laboratorios Lacer S.A. (Barcelona). Development of antithrombotic drugs.
  • 1995-1997: NATO Postdoctoral Scholarship, Laboratory of Dr. Marek Radomski, University of Alberta, Canada. Cardiovascular and thrombosis research line.
  • 1993: Doctor in Pharmacy from the University of Valencia. Best Thesis Prize.
  • 1992-1994: Trainee researcher grant (Spanish Ministry of Education).
  • 1991-1992: Postgraduate grant from the Fundación Juan Esplugues. Research stay at the Wellcome Research Laboratories (UK) under the direction of Dr. Brendan Whittle and Dr. Salvador Moncada.
  • 1989: Graduate in Pharmacy from the University of Valencia.
  • Main fields of interest: new pro- and anti-thrombotic mechanisms.
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Milagros Rocha Barajas

  • 2011-present: Miguel ServetPhase II Researcher (Carlos III Health Institute).
  • 2007-present: Member CIBERedh, a national network of research groups investigating liver and digestive diseases funded by the Spanish Central Government.
  • 2010-2017: Member of a PROMETEO Research Group of Excellence, Regional Ministry of Education, Research, Culture and Sports.
  • 2007: Senior research technician, Carlos III Health Institute.
  • 2003: Doctor in Biological Sciences, Complutense University of Madrid.
  • 1995: Graduate in Biological Sciences, Complutense University of Madrid.
  • Main areas of expertise: underlying mechanisms associated with the physiopathology of obesity and effect of weight loss; functional foods and insulin resistance.
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