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.
- Mirra S, Arroyo RG, Domènech EB, Gavalda A, Herrera-Úbeda C, Oliva C, Garcia-Fernàndez J, Artuch-Iriberri R, Villarroya F and Marfany G CERKL, a retinal dystrophy gene, regulates mitochondrial function and dynamics in the mammalian retina. NEUROBIOLOGY OF DISEASE . 156: 105405-105405.
- Ribó-Gené S, Sánchez-Infantes D, Martínez-Guino L, García-Mantrana I, Ramon-Krauel M, Tondo M, Arning E, Nofrarías M, Osorio-Conles Ó, Fernández-Pérez A, González-Torres P, Cebrià-Romero J, Gavalda A, Chenoll E, Isganaitis E, Villarroya F, Vallejo M, Segalés J, Jimenez-Chillaron JC, Bottiglieri T, Demerath EW, Fields DA, Collado MC and Lerin-Martinez C Increasing breast milk betaine modulates Akkermansia abundance in mammalian neonates and improves long-term metabolic health. SCIENCE TRANSLATIONAL MEDICINE . 13(587): .
- Cereijo R, Quesada T, Gavalda A, Tarascó J, Pellitero S, Reyes M, Puig-Domingo M, Giralt M, Sánchez-Infantes D and Villarroya F The chemokine CXCL14 is negatively associated with obesity and concomitant type-2 diabetes in humans. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF OBESITY . 45(3): 706-710.