Elena González Muñoz


Emergent Principal Investigator

Laboratory for Cell Reprogramming

e-mail: egmunoz@bionand.es / egonmu@uma.es

Tlf : +34 952 367 616


Dra. Elena Gonzalez Muñoz

Departament of Cell Biology, Genetic and Physiology (University of Malaga)/ BIONAND (Andalusian Laboratory of Nanomedicine and Cell Biology)

Elena has a degree in Biology from the University of Seville and a PhD in Biomedicine from the University of Barcelona (2007) where she analyzed the role of caveolae in the physiology of adipose tissue. He carried out several postdoctoral stays at the Barcelona Biomedical Research Institute (IRBB) studying the role of the amino acid transporter 4F2 in the development of the epiblast (2007-2008), at the University of California San Francisco to study the asymmetric division of nerve stem cells (NSC) and in the generation of brain tumors (2008-2010) and at Michigan State University where he focused his studies in the field of cell reprogramming (2010-2012). She was subsequently selected by the Andalusian program of cell therapy and regenerative medicine of the Progreso y Salud Foundation at the Andalusian Cell Reprogramming Laboratory (LARCEL) (2013-2016).

Since 2016, Elena has been a professor in the department of cell biology, physiology and genetics at the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Malaga, a researcher selected by the Ramón y Cajal program of the Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness, and an emerging principal investigator at the Cell Reprogramming Laboratory of the Andalusian Center for Nanomedicine and Biotechnology (BIONAND). Her long-term objective is to provide new molecular and epigenetic knowledge on cell reprogramming, transformation of cell identity, with emphasis on reprogramming towards pluripotent cells, the use of the oocyte as a source of information and also the application of this knowledge and technology for the modeling of neurodegenerative diseases that allow us to understand them and thus address potential therapies.

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