Department: Ciencias Médicas Básicas

Research institute: The purpose of the ITB is the development and promotion of biomedical research of excellence, with a translational orientation and in relation to the biosanitary needs of its social environment.

Area: Physiology

Research group: Fisiopatología de los mineralocorticoides

Research group: INNOTICHS


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Research field: Ciencias de la Salud

Doctor by the Universidad de La Laguna with the thesis Regulación de la transcripción del gen de la subunidad B2 de Na+, K+-atpasa 1998. Supervised by Dr. Pablo Martín Vasallo, Dr. Julio Tomás Ávila Marrero.

Diego Alvarez de la Rosa is a Professor of Physiology at University of La Laguna, Spain. He received a PhD in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology working in the regulation of Na,K-ATPase isoform expression under the supervision of Prof. Pablo Martin-Vasallo and Prof. Julio Avila-Marrero. He then trained as a postdoctoral researcher (1999-2004) in the laboratory of Cecilia M. Canessa at Yale University School of Medicine, where he focused on the function and modulation of the ENaC/DEG family of ion channels. In 2004 he received the prestigious Ramón y Cajal Researcher Award (Spain) and started his own research group at the Department of Pharmacology, University of La Laguna. In 2009 he obtained a tenured Associate Professor position at the Department of Physiology, ULL. A major focus of his current research is corticosteroid hormone signalling and the modulation and function of nuclear receptors. His laboratory has been continuously funded by competitive national and international grants. He has been a member of the management committee and work package leader in the EU H2020 project REGPOT-IMBRAIN and the management committee of the EU COST-ADMIRE action. He is a member of the Editorial Boards of American Journal of Physiology – Renal Physiology, Frontiers in Physiology and Steroids. He is currently Director of the Institute of Biomedical Technologies (ULL) and Scientific Director of Fundación Bioavance (