Manuel Collado, jefe de grupo
manuel.collado (at) stemchus.org
Manuel Collado received his PhD in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology in 1997 at the Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, UAM (Madrid, Spain). He then moved to London to do a postdoc with Dr Eric W-F Lam at the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research at St Mary´s Hospital, working on cell cycle regulator p27Kip1 and its regulation by the PI3K/AKT pathway during cellular senescence. In the year 2000 he moved to the USA to join Dr Andy Koff´s laboratory of Cell Cycle Regulation at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York, to continue his work on p27Kip1. Late in 2001 he decided to return back to Spain where he joined Manuel Serrano´s laboratory, first at the Spanish National Biotechnology Center (CNB-CSIC) and later on, in 2003, at the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO). Since then, he has been staff investigator at CNIO in the Tumour Suppressor Group, and since 2008 a “Ramon y Cajal” investigator.
During this period, Manuel has done important contributions in the fields of cellular senescence (Collado et al, Nature 2005; Collado & Serrano, Nat Rev Cancer 2006; Collado et al, Cell 2007; Dankort et al, Genes & Dev 2007; Sporn et al, Oncogene 2009; Binet et al, Cancer Res 2009; Collado & Serrano, Nat Rev Cancer 2010; Guerra et al, Cancer Cell 2011), tumour suppression (Efeyan et al, Oncogene 2007; Moreno-Bueno et al, Cancer Res 2007; Joshi et al, EMBO J 2008; Fernandez-Marcos et al, PNAS 2009; ), cancer stem cells (Matheu et al, Cancer Res 2012), and cellular reprogramming (Li et al, Nature 2009).
From June 2012, Manuel is an investigator of the Spanish Health System under the “Miguel Servet” program working at the Health Research Institute of Santiago de Compostela, where he is setting up a new laboratory on “Stem Cells in Ageing and Cancer”. The laboratory will try to elucidate the role of adult stem cells in two crucial processes, ageing and cancer.
pilar.alvarino (at) stemchus.org
jessica.vilas (at) stemchus.org
Jéssica María Vilas graduated in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology in 2011 and got a MSc degree in Biomedical Research in 2012, both from the University of Santiago de Compostela. She joined the Stem Cells in Cancer and Aging Laboratory as a PhD student in December 2012. This year she obtained a predoctoral fellowship from the Xunta de Galicia. Her research is focused on the function and regulation of Sox2 in cancer.
alba.ferreiros (at) stemchus.org
Biologist graduated in 2012 at the University of Santiago de Compostela. In 2013 she got a Master´s degree in Biomedical Research at the same University and that year she joined the Stem Cells in Cancer and Aging Laboratory, in the Clinical University Hospital of Santiago de Compostela, as a PhD student obtaining a FPU fellowship. Her research is focused on the reprogramming of cancer cells.
sabela.dasilva (at) stemchus.org
Biologist graduated in 2012 at the University of Vigo. In 2013 she got a Master´s degree in Biomedical Research. At the same time she joined the Stem Cells in Cancer and Aging Laboratory, in the Clinical University Hospital of Santiago de Compostela, as a PhD student. Her research is focused on the study of cellular senescence and its relationship with both, physiological and pathological processes.
Maite Baz Martínez, estudiante de doctorado
Maite graduated in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology in 2012 at the University of Santiago de Compostela and got a Master’s degree in Biomedical Research in 2013 from the same University. She has been a member of the Stem Cells in Cancer and Aging Laboratory since September 2013, when she started her PhD research on the relation between cellular senescence and viruses.