Joan Villarroya Terrade
Joan Villarroya Terrade graduated in Biology 2005 from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona and obtained his PhD in Biomedicine from the University of Barcelona in 2010, with subsequent obtaining of the extraordinary doctorate award.
Between 2014 and 2015 he completed a postdoctoral stay at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York where he studied the role of autophagy in the activity of brown and beige adipose tissue.
Since 2020 he has been a lecturer at the University of Barcelona and a member of the board of studies for the Biomedical Sciences degree at the Faculty of Biology. He is also a member of the governing council of the Institut de Biomedicina de la Universitat de Barcelona (IBUB).
Currently, within his group, he leads the research in the study of autophagy in the pathophysiology of adipose tissues, and its relationship with pathologies that involve metabolic dysfunctions in HIV patients with antiretroviral treatment.
- Domingo P, Giralt M, Gavalda A, Blasco-Roset A, Delgado-Anglés A, Gallego-Escuredo JM, Gutiérrez MDM, Mateo MG, Cereijo R, Domingo JC, Villarroya F and Villarroya J Adipose tissue aging partially accounts for fat alterations in HIV lipodystrophy. Adipocyte . 11(1): 143-152.
- Ruperez C, Blasco-Roset A, Kular D, Cairo M, Ferrer G, Villarroya J, MATIAS ZAMORA RODRÍGUEZ, Fàtima Crispi Brillas, Villarroya F and Planavila A Autophagy is Involved in Cardiac Remodeling in Response to Environmental Temperature Change. FRONTIERS IN PHYSIOLOGY . 13: 864427-864427.
- García-Beltran C, Villarroya J, Plou C, Gavalda A, Casano-Sancho P, Cereijo R, de Zegher F, López-Bermejo A, Ibañez-Toda L and Villarroya F Bone Morphogenetic Protein-8B Levels at Birth and in the First Year of Life: Relation to Metabolic-Endocrine Variables and Brown Adipose Tissue Activity. Frontiers in pediatrics . 10: 869581-869581.
A team led by Dr Lourdes Ibáñez and Dr Francesc Villarroya, IRSJD researchers, publishes the first study that shows the very early appearance of differences in the activity of the brown adipose tissue between girls and boys.