Carlos A. Saura
Carles A. Saura obtained his Ph.D. in Chemistry/Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from the University of Barcelona (Spain). Dr. C. Saura performed postdoctoral training at the Neuropathology Unit, Department of Pathology of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Department of Neurobiology at the University of Chicago under the mentoring of Prof. G. Thinakaran. He investigated the biology of autosomal-dominant familial Alzheimer’s disease-linked mutations. In 2000, he was appointed Instructor Professor at the Center for Neurologic Diseases, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Department of Neurology at Harvard Medical School (HMS, Boston). Under the mentoring of Prof. J. Shen, Dr. Saura investigated the cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying memory and neurodegeneration in novel transgenic and knockout mouse models of Alzheimer’s disease. In 2004, he was appointed Ramón y Cajal Research Professor at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB, Spain). Dr. C. Saura is currently Associate Professor at the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and Institut de Neurociències of UAB, and member of the National Network for Neurodegenerative diseases (CIBERNED). Dr. Saura has published more than 60 peer-reviewed articles on molecular and cellular mechanisms of brain physiology and pathology. He has leaded several national and international research projects and is an active collaborator of national and international funding agencies and scientific journals.
Dr. C. Saura was a member of the Directive Board of the Institut de Neurociències-UAB (2009-17), Directive Board and Treasurer of the Spanish Society of Neuroscience (SENC; 2015-19), and Coordinator of the Neurobiology Section of the Societat Catalana de Biologia (2015-22). Dr. Saura was Manager and currently is the Coordinator of the Biomedicine/Nervous System Diseases Grant Program at Spanish National Research Agency (AEI).
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