Dr. Juan Garrido-Maraver

Post-doctoral scientist

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MRC Toxicology Unit
Hodgkin Building
PO Box 138
University of Leicester
Lancaster Road, Leicester
LE1 9HN, UK

Qualifications and Personal History

I am from Pilas (Seville), Spain. From 2004 up to 2009 I studied the degree of biotechnology in Pablo de Olavide university, Seville. Before finishing my degree, I joined a research lab at the Andalusian Centre for Developmental Biology (CABD). It was there where I began to be very interested in science and research. In 2010 I did a masters degree in current knowledge of rare diseases and in 2015 I finished my doctoral thesis titled “Differential pathophysiology in MELAS syndrome”.

For the last 7 years, I have been studying two different fields:

i) mitochondrial phenomena such as mitochondrial biogenesis and mitophagy in primary fibroblasts derived from patients
ii) the behaviour of microtubules during apoptosis in Drosophila melanogaster.

I am currently a postdoctoral scientist at the MRC Toxicology Unit in Leicester (UK), where I will develop my work around a neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson’s disease. In particular, my work focuses on the interface between mitochondria and the endoplasmic reticulum interface and how this interface affect stress signalling responses.

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