Born on December 16, 1960 in Hellin, Spain.
Obtained M.Sc., University of Valencia, Spain 1985 and Ph.D. University of
Bologna, Italy and University of Valencia, Spain 1987. Did postdoctoral studies
at EMBL and UCLA. Since 1993 is a Professor at The Salk Institute.
His background is in developmental biology
and he has spearheaded the regenerative medicine field with key discoveries
epigenetic modifications that allow for organ regeneration.
Novel pluripotent/progenitor cell
states that may allow for generation of human organs.
Prevention and treatment of
nuclear and mitochondrial monogenic diseases.
Novel drivers and stem cell
models of human aging.