Garcia-Sancho, F. Javier

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F. Javier Garcia-Sancho

MD, PhD and Professor of Physiology and Group Leader Institute for Molecular Biology & Genetics (IBGM), University of Valladolid and Spanish National Research Council.

Main Interests:

Cell signalling, Membrane Biophysics, Calcium signalling, Cell Therapy, Regenerative Medicine.

Present activity:

Professor of Physiology in the Medical School, University of Valladolid (UVa), and Group Leader of the Cell Activation Unit of the Institute for Molecular Biology & Genetics (IBGM), a joint venture of the UVa and the Spanish Research Council (CSIC). Coordinator of the Spanish Cell Therapy Network of the Spanish Institute of Health (27 Research groups) from 2003 to 2010. Member of the Academia Europaea since 1999, President of the Spanish Society for Cell and Gene Therapy (2013-2015),  and Prize of the Social Council of the University of Valladolid (2016).

Research lines:

Our group’s main focus is on Cell Activation, especially on aspects related to the role of Ca2+ as a second messenger. During the last 25 years our group has studied Ca2+ signaling in relation to physiological functions and pathophysioly of blood cells, anterior pituitary, pancreatic islets, chromaffin cells and neurons. During the last few years we have been interested on the possibility of restoring lost function by Cell Therapy procedures, and have promoted translational research in this field through the Spanish Cell Therapy Network. He is a founder of Citospin, a UVa spin off specialized in manufacturing GMP-compliant cells for human use (http://www.citospin.com/).

Publications:

Author of 190 scientific publications in International journals. ; Sum of citations: 5732; H-index: 41.