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Dr. Josep Dalmau

Autoimmunitat sobre antígens sinàptics

Càrrecs actuals

  • ICREA Senior Investigator, Institut d'Investigacions Biomèdiques August Pi i Sunyer (IDIBAPS), Hospital Clinic, University of Barcelona, Spain
  • Adjunct Professor of Neurology, University of Pennsylvania
  • Director, Laboratory for the study of the pathogenesis of immune-mediated neuronal disorders, Institut D’Investigacions Biomédiques August Pi I Sunyer, Hospital Clinic, University of Barcelona, Spain
  • Member of the editorial boards of: Neurology, Neurología, UpTo Date in Neurology
  • Member of the American Academy of Neurology, American Neurologic Association, American Society of Clinical Oncology, Society for Neuro-oncology, Spanish Society of Neurology, Catalan Society of Neurology,

Formació acadèmica

  • Degree in Medicine and Surgery from the Autonomous University of Barcelona, 1976
  • Doctorate of Medicine and Surgery from the Autonomous University of Barcelona, 1993
  • Fellowship in Neuro-oncology at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, USA, 1988-92

Àrees de Recerca

  • Study of autoimmune encephalitis and other immune-mediated neurologic disorders
  • Diagnosis and treatment of neurologic problems in patients with cancer

Premis i mencions

  • Jacoby Award, American Neurological Association for meritorious experimental work
  • Best manuscript prize, Annals of Neurology
  • Lady Barbara Colyton Prize for Autoimmune Research, University of Pennsylvania Stanley Gore lecture, University of Chicago Award for Excellence in Teaching, University of Pennsylvania
  • Distinguished Lectureship in Neurosciences, University of Toronto
  • Editors of Brain Lecture Association of British Neurologists
  • John Tibbles Lecture, Canadian Association of Child Neurology
  • TEVA Neuroscience Parisi Lecture American Association of Neuropathologists
  • Frontiers in Clinical Neuroscience Lecture, American Academy of Neurology
  • Catalan Society of Neurology, Young Investigator Award

Grants for Medical Research

  • National Institutes of Health (NIH), USA
  • National Cancer Institute (NCI), USA
  • Fund for Health Research (FIS), Spain
  • TV3 Marathon Foundation, TV3, Catalonia, Spain
  • McKnight Foundation, USA
  • Charles A. Dana Foundation, USA

Publicacions recents seleccionades

  • Armangue T, Petit M, Dalmau J. Autoimmune encephalitis in children. J Child Neurology, in press
  • Boronat-Barado A, Gelfand JM, Gresa-Arribas N, Jeong H-Y, Walsh M, Roberts K, Martinez-Hernandez E, Rosenfeld MR, Balice-Gordon R, Graus F, Rudy B, Dalmau J. Encephalitis and antibodies to DPPX, a subunit of Kv4.2 potassium channels. Annals of Neurology, in press.
  • Graus F, Dalmau J. CNS autoimmunity: new findings and pending issues. Lancet Neurology 2012;11:17-19.
  • Lancaster E, Dalmau J. Neuronal autoantigens: pathogenesis, associated disorders, and antibody testing. Nature Reviews Neurology 2012;8:380-390.
  • Cash SS, Larvie M, Dalmau J. Case records of the Massachusetts General Hospital. Case 34-2011: A 75-year-old man with memory loss and partial seizures. New England Journal of Medicine 2011;365:1825-1833.
  • Dalmau J, Lancaster E, Martinez-Hernandez E, Rosenfeld MR, Balice-Gordon R. Experience and investigations on anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis. Lancet Neurology 2011;10:63-74.
  • Lancaster E, Huijbers MGM, Bar V, Lai M, Boronat A, Wong A, Martinez-Hernandez E, Wilson C, Jacobs D, Walker RW, Graus F, Bataller L, Illa I, Markx S, Strauss KA, Peles E, Scherer SS, Dalmau J. Investigations of Caspr2, an autoantigen of encephalitis and neuromyotonia. Annals of Neurology 2011;69:303-311.
  • Martinez-Hernandez E, Horvath J, Shiloh-Malawsky Y, Sangha N, Martinez-Lage M, Dalmau J. Analysis of complement and plasma cells in the brain of patients with anti-NMDAR encephalitis. Neurology 2011;77:589-593.
  • Wandinger K-P, Saschenbrecker S, Stoecker W, Dalmau J. Anti-NMDA-receptor encephalitis: A severe, multistage, treatable disorder presenting with psychosis. Journal of Neuroimmunology 2011;231:86-91.
  • -Lancaster E, Martinez-Hernandez E, Titulaer MJ, Boulos M, Weaver S, Antoine J-C, Leibers E, Kornblum C, Bien C, Honnorat J, Wong S, Xu J, Contractor A, Balice-Gordon R, Dalmau J. Antibodies to metabotropic glutamate receptor 5 in the Ophelia syndrome. Neurology 2011;77:1698-1701.

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