Pura Muñoz-Cánoves#


Pura Muñoz-Cánoves
Email:pura.munoz 'at' upf.edu
Membership Number:4860
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:SPAIN
Section:CELL & DEVELOPMENTAL BIOLOGY
Username:pmunoz-canoves
Elected:2018
Homepage: http://www.upf.edu/cellbiology


Present and Previous Positions
  • 1990 PhD in Biological Sciences, Autonomous University of Madrid, Spain. Work performed at the Scripps Research Institute
  • 1990 - 1991 Postdoctoral fellow, University of California, San Diego, CA, USA
  • 1992 - 1994 Postdoctoral fellow, The Scripps Research Inst., CA, USA
  • 1994 - 1996 Research Associate, Cancer Research Institute (IRO), Barcelona, Spain
  • 1997 - 2001 Group leader, Cancer Research Institute (IRO), Barcelona, Spain
  • 2002 - 2007 Group leader, Center for Genomic Regulation (CRG), Barcelona, Spain
  • 2007 - 2008 Senior Group leader, Center for Genomic Regulation (CRG), Barcelona, Spain
  • 2008 - present ICREA Senior Research Professor
  • 2010 - present Full Professor of Cell Biology and Principal Investigator, Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona, Spain
  • 2016 - present Principal Investigator, Spanish National Cardiovascular Research Center, Madrid, Spain

Fields of Scholarship
  • Inflammation and fibrosis in muscle regeneration and muscular dystrophy
  • Stem cells in adult muscle regeneration and hypertrophic adaptive growth
  • Muscle stem cells in aging
  • Cellular senescence in aging muscle
  • Circadian rhythms in stem cells

Honours and Awards
  • 1993 Fulbright postdoctoral fellowship (1990), FIS fellowship
  • 2009 Full Professor of Cell Biology at the Pompeu Fabra University (after competitive examination)
  • 2005 - present Group of Excellence Award from the Catalan Government (AGAUR)
  • 2007 - present Group of Excellence on Neurodegenerative Diseases (CIBERNED)
  • 2014 City of Barcelona Award on Life Sciences
  • 2016 City of Gandia-Ser Award on Scientific Research
  • 2015, 2017 La Vanguardia National Science Award
  • 2015 Pfizer Award on Basic Research in Biomedicine
  • 2015 Elected EMBO Member
  • 2017 Narcís Monturiol Medal to Scientific and Technologic Merit from Catalan Government
  • 2017 ERC Advanced Grant

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