"Dissecting neuronal susceptibility in mitochondrial disease"
By Dr Albert Quintana
Dissecting neuronal susceptibility in mitochondrial disease
Albert Quintana, PhD
Department of Cell Biology, Physiology and Immunology
Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona
About: Albert Quintana earned a Bachelor in Biomedicine in 2001 and a PhD in Neuroscience in 2007, both from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. His PhD focused on the role of cytokines in the development of neuropathology and neuroinflammation in traumatic brain injury. As a postdoc (2008-2013), he joined Dr. Richard Palmiter's lab at the University of Washington in Seattle, where he was the lead scientist in developing and characterizing a mouse model of mitochondrial disease (Leigh Syndrome). In 2013 he was appointed Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics (University of Washington) and group leader at the Seattle Children’s Research Institute. In 2015 he returned to the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona as a Ramón y Cajal investigator, and ERC grantee. He is currently an investigator in the Department of Cell Biology, Physiology and Immunology. His research focuses on using a multi-level approach and to develop new tools to identify the molecular determinants of neuronal susceptibility to mitochondrial disease.
Place: Aula Magna de la Facultat de Medicina, UB (c/Casanova 143)