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Javier Márquez

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Professor
marquez@uma.es
+34-952132024

Dr. Javier Marquez was trained in Chemistry and obtained his PhD degree in Biochemistry (with Dr. I. Núñez de Castro) from Málaga University (Málaga, Spain). He completed his postdoctoral fellowship with Dr. Marino Martínez-Carrión in the University of Missouri-Kansas City (Kansas City, MO, USA). Dr. Márquez has been Visiting Professor in Brandeis University (Waltham, MA, USA) and Harvard University (Boston, MA, USA). Since 2002 he is Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the Faculty of Sciences in the University of Malaga.

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Francisco J. Alonso

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Professor
fcarrion@uma.es
+34-952131943

Dr. Francisco Alonso was trained in Biochemistry and obtained his PhD degree in Chemistry. He spent a stay as reasearch associate with Dr. Frank Talamantes in the University of Santa Cruz, CA, USA. He is Associate Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and Head of the Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, Faculty of Sciences, University of Malaga.

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José M. Matés

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Associate Professor
 jmates@uma.es
+34-952133430

Dr. José M. Matés was trained in Chemistry and obtained his PhD degree in Biochemistry. He was a Marie Curie postdoc fellow and completed his postdoctoral period with Dr. Herb N. Arst in the Royal Postgraduate Medical School, University of London. After several years as Assistant Professor, he got a position as Associate Professor in the Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry at the University of Málaga.

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Juan A. Segura

Juan A. Segura

Associate Professor
jsegura@uma.es
+34-952137601

Dr. Juan Segura was trained in Biology and obtained his PhD degree in Biochemistry in the University of Málaga. He was a Marie Curie postdoc fellow and completed his postdoctoral period with Dr. A. Radbruch in the University of Köln (Germany). After several years as Assistant Professor, he got a position as Associate Professor in the Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry at the University of Málaga.

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José A. Campos Sandoval

José A. Campos SandovalPostdoctoral Fellow
jacs@uma.es
+34-952131930

Dr. José A. Campos was trained in Biology and obtained his PhD degree in Biochemistry in the University of Málaga. He spent a two-year postdoctoral stay with Dr. Gregorio Gil at the Medical College of Virginia (Virginia Commonwealth University, USA). Then, he got a Marie Curie postdoctoral contract with Prof. Dr. John B.C. Findlay at the National University of Ireland. Currently, he is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in our group at the Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, University of Málaga.

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Mercedes Martín Rufián

Mercedes Martín Rufián

Postdoctoral Fellow
mercherub@uma.es
+34-952131930

Mercedes Martín-Rufián is a graduate student at the Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, University of Málaga. She got a predoctoral fellowship supported by a Collaboration Agreement with the company HUTESA S.A. (Fuente de Piedra, Málaga, Spain), the Confederación de Empresarios de Málaga (C.E.M.), the Foundation of the University of Málaga and our research team.

In 2008 she fulfilled her PhD Thesis in Biochemistry at the University of Málaga. She is currently working as postdoctoral fellow and Superior Graduated Technician in the Proteomics Facility of the Central Research Core at the University of Málaga.

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Laura Castilla Ruíz

Laura Castilla

Specialist Research Technician

lauravcr@uma.es

+34-952131930

Laura is in charge of general lab maintenance and coordinates routine tasks, like solid and liquid media for microorganism and human cell cultures, preparation of stock buffer solutions, agarose and polyacrylamide gels. She centralizes and makes the weekly orders of materials and reagents.

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Ana Peñalver Alonso

Ana Peñalver Alonso

Predoctoral Fellow

a.penalver.alonso@gmail.com

+34-952131930

Ana is a Bachelor of Science, Degree in Biology, with mention of Neurobiology by the University Complutense (Madrid). She was a Erasmus fellow at the University of Birmingham (UK). She has performed the first year of the Master in Advanced Biotechnology at the University of Málaga, where she got a position as predoctoral fellow from the Regional Government of Andalusia to conduct studies on transgenic animals with altered glutamine-glutamate cycle in brain.

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Carolina Lobo

Carolina Lobo

Research Technician

lobo@uma.es

+34-952131930

Dr. Carolina Lobo was trained in biology and obtained her PhD degree in Biochemistry. She is an expert on RNA antisense technology, maintains the lab’s cell cultures and handles various sensitive duties.

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Carolina Cardona Ramírez

CarolinaPredoctoral Fellow

caro1767@uma.es 

+34-952131930

Carolina holds a Bachelor in Biology and Chemistry by the University of Caldas (Colombia). She moved to Spain and obtained a Master in Science in Advanced Chemistry at the University of Málaga. Actually, she is finishing the experimental part of her PhD Thesis by conducting studies on the expression of brain glutaminase isozymes and their interacting partners.

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María del Carmen Gómez García

María del Carmen2 Predoctoral Fellow

@uma.es

+34-952131930

Mamen was awarded a Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemistry. Then, she received an MSc in Advanced Biotechnology from the University of Málaga. She is now performing her PhD Thesis dealing with changes in the expression of brain glutamatergic isoenzymes and their relationship with the processes of learning and memory.

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