José Lucas#

Membership Number:4954
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:SPAIN

Present and Previous Positions

  • 2008 Research Professor (CSIC) Centro de Biología Molecular Severo Ochoa (CBMSO), Madrid
  • 2006 Principal Investigator at CIBERNED (Networking Research Center on Neurodegenerative Diseases), Madrid
  • 2000 - 2008 Tenured Scientist (CSIC). Centro de Biología Molecular Severo Ochoa (CBMSO), Madrid
  • 1997 - 2000 Associate Researcher at CSIC. Centro de Biología Molecular Severo Ochoa (CBMSO), Madrid
  • 1994 - 1997 Postdoctoral Research Fellow. Center for Neurobiology and Behavior. Columbia University, New York
  • 1989 - 1993 Graduate Research Fellow. Cajal Institute (CSIC, i.e. Spanish National Research Council). Madrid

Fields of Scholarship
  • Alzheimer's disease, autism, epilepsy, schizophrenia, etc.
  • Reversibility studies on conditional transgenic mouse model of neurodegenerative disease
  • RNA binding proteins. Splicing, Cytoplasmic polyadenylation, CPEBs, etc. in neural diseases
  • Proteostasis: Ubiquitin Proteasome System, Endoplasmic Reticulum Stress
  • Pathogenic mechanisms in Huntington's disease and CAG/poly-glutamine dominant ataxias
  • Role of Glycogen synthase kinase-3 (GSK-3) and tau (MAPT) in neural diseases

Honours and Awards
  • 2019 Prize Ciencias de la Salud Fundación Caja Rural de Granada
  • 2019 Science Forefront Prize - Premio Vanguardia de la Ciencia (2nd Prize), La Vanguardia & Fundació La Pedrera
  • 2018 Carmen and Severo Ochoa Foundation 2018 Research Award in Molecular Biology
  • 2014 Award to best communication to the 2014 Plenary Meeting of the European Huntington's Disease Network
  • 2010 Elected Member of the Spanish Royal Academy of Pharmacy (RANF)
  • 2002 Pfizer Foundation Award on Aging and quality of life
  • 1996 Hereditary Disease Foundation - Postdoctoral Research Fellowship
  • 1994 Postdoctoral Fellowship from Spanish Ministry of Science
  • 1993 EMBO Short Term Fellowship (for short stay at René Hen's lab-LGME Strassbourg, France)

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