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.
- Morón S, Blasco-Roset A, Navarro-Gascon A, Rupérez CH, MATIAS ZAMORA RODRÍGUEZ, Fàtima Crispi Brillas, Uriarte I, Fernández-Barrena MG, Avila M, Ferrer-Curriu G, Lupón J, Bayés-Genis A, Villarroya-Gombau F, Gavaldà-Navarro A and Planavila A A new FGF15/19-mediated gut-to-heart axis controls cardiac hypertrophy. JOURNAL OF PATHOLOGY . 261(3): 335-348.
- Castellá M, Blasco-Roset A, Peyrou M, Gavaldà-Navarro A, Villarroya-Terrade J, Quesada T, Lorente-Poch L, Sancho J, Szymczak F, Piron A, Rodríguez-Fernández S, Carobbio S, Goday A, Domingo P, Vidal-Puig A, Giralt M, Eizirik DL, Villarroya-Gombau F and Cereijo R Adipose tissue plasticity in pheochromocytoma patients suggests a role of the splicing machinery in human adipose browning iScience . 26(6): 106847-106847.
- Díaz-Silva M, Carreras-Badosa G, Villarroya-Terrade J, Gavaldà-Navarro A, Bassols-Casadevall J, de Zegher F, López-Bermejo A, Villarroya-Gombau F and Ibañez-Toda L Circulating GDF15 concentrations in girls with low birth weight: effects of prolonged metformin treatment PEDIATRIC RESEARCH . 93(4): 964-968.
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.