16/07/2014 - 12:00 - Sala Marie Curie

Ca2+ signaling in vascular disease

Scientific sessions, PRBB CRG Conferences

Mohamed Trebak

Sunny College of Nanoscale Biology and Engineering. Albany, USA

Mohamed Trebak, from the Sunny College of Nanoscale Biology and Engineering in Albany (NY), US, uses a variety of biochemical, biophysical and imaging techniques to gain insights into the activation and regulation mechanisms of native Ca2+ permeable channels in cancer cells, vascular and airway smooth muscle cells and endothelial cells. Basic research approaches are complemented by the use of animal models of disease as well as knockout mice that are exclusively deficient for a single ion channel molecule in a specific tissue. The basic science studies provide the foundation for the translational studies in animals that are necessary to validate the use of ion channels as targets for therapy of cancer, vascular and lung disease.

He has been invited by Rubén Vicente (UPF).