Joaquin Castilla

Ikerbasque Research Professor, CIC bioGUNE

Head of the Prion Research Lab at CIC bioGUNE (Bizkaia).
Research line: 
Molecular mechanisms involved in the prion transmission between different species. The research implies the study and design of new molecules able to block the prion replication and could be used as therapy.
Award of Royal Academy of Doctors (1997) ; National award for the best thesis of the Animal Health (1998) ; Award of Young Scientific in Virology (2011).
Research experience: More than 10 years of research experience in centers in Europe and USA. Since 2006, group leader of a laboratory in Scripps Research Institute, Florida.
Doctor in Science 1996 from University Autonoma of Madrid.