Dr. Juan Garrido-Maraver
MRC Toxicology Unit
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.