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Research centres : Universidad de Barcelona.

Esther Pérez-Navarro

Doctor in Biology, University of Barcelona (1996). She has undertaken several visits, in the Stockholm Karolinska Institute in the Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics department. Tenured professor in the Department of Cellular Biology, Immunology and Neuroscience, Faculty of Medicine, University of Barcelona, since 2003. Researcher in IDIBAPS (Institut d'Investigacions Biomèdiques August Pi i Sunyer) and CIBERNED (centro de investigación en red sobre enfermedades neurodegenerativas).

From 2001 she has been in charge of a line of research the purpose of which is to study molecular mechanisms which are altered in Huntington's disease, with the aim of identifying new therapeutic targets. The results of this have given rise to more than 50 scientific publications in prestigious international journals such as J. Neurosci., Cell Death Differ. and Hum. Mol. Genet. To date she has directed 5 doctoral theses, as well as several studies at the end of master's degrees and degrees.

She has been the main researcher in several competitive projects (Fondo de Investigaciones Sanitarias, Instituto de Salud Carlos III) and in collaboration with pharmaceutical companies (Palobiofarma SL). In her teaching, she is the Interuniversity Neurosciences coordinator (University of Barcelona, Pompeu Fabra, Rovira i Virgili y Lleida), coordinator of the subject of Human histology in medical degrees and also takes part in the teaching of several subjects in the Master's degree and degree in Medicine.

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