Aleix Gavaldà Navarro
Aleix Gavaldà graduated in Biology, specializing in Health Biology, in 2006 from the University of Barcelona. In 2007, he obtained a master's degree in Biomedicine and in 2012 he obtained his Doctor of Biomedicine degree from the University of Barcelona.
He then joined the team of Dr. Francesc Villarroya as a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biomedicine at the University of Barcelona. In 2018, he made a research stay at the Center for Applied Medical Research of the University of Navarra.
Since 2015 he is an associate professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biomedicine at the University of Barcelona.
His research is based on the identification of regulatory factors of the thermogenic activity of brown adipose tissue and the browning process of white adipose tissue. It also studies the protective effect of brown adipose tissue activation on the development of hepatocarcinogenesis enhanced by lipid lipotoxicity.
- Moron S, Uriarte I, Berasain C, Avila MA, Sabater-Masdeu M, Moreno-Navarrete JM, Fernández-Real JM, Giralt M, Villarroya F and Gavalda A FGF15/19 is required for adipose tissue plasticity in response to thermogenic adaptations. molecular metabolism . 43: 101113-101113.
- Peyrou M, Cereijo R, Quesada T, Campderros L, Gavalda A, Liñares-Pose L, Kaschina E, Unger T, López M, Giralt M and Villarroya F The kallikrein-kinin pathway as a mechanism for auto-control of brown adipose tissue activity. NATURE COMMUNICATIONS . 11(1): 2132-2132.
- Piquer-Garcia I, Campderros L, Taxerås SD, Gavalda A, Pardo R, Vilà-Ubach M, Pellitero S, Martínez Franco E, Tarascó J, Moreno P, Villarroya J, Cereijo R, González L, Reyes M, Rodriguez-Fernández S, Vives-Pi M, Lerin-Martinez C, Elks CM, Stephens JM, Puig-Domingo M, Villarroya F, Villena JA and Sánchez-Infantes D A Role for Oncostatin M in the Impairment of Glucose Homeostasis in Obesity JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ENDOCRINOLOGY & METABOLISM . 105(3): 337-348.