Position at Josep Carreras Institute:Group Leader
Contact:+34 935 572 813Muntanya Building
Germans Trias i Pujol Institute
Ctra. de Can Ruti, camí de les escoles, s/n
08916 Badalona (Barcelona) - Spain
Office 1-19 (first floor)
(+34) 935 572 813
Campus ICO-Germans Trias i Pujol
Lorenzo Pasquali is a Ramon y Cajal Researcher at the IJC. He is affiliated with the Institut Germans Trias (IGTP) on the Can Ruti Campus, where he carries out his research on diabetes.
I received my medical degree and trained in pediatrics at the Gaslini University Hospital and Research Institute in Genoa, Italy. I subsequently trained in genetics and molecular biology at Pittsburgh University. I combined basic research expertise with clinical knowledge to study the molecular mechanisms underlying monogenic diabetes at the Gaslini Center for Diabetes and obtained a PhD in human genetics at the University of Genoa in Italy.
In 2009 I moved to the IDIBAPS Institute in Barcelona, Spain, where as a CIBERDEM investigator I developed a growing interest in bioinformatics as a tool to investigate complex biological processes, and to unmask the epigenetic landscape of the insulin producing pancreatic islet cells. In 2014 I was awarded a Spanish tenure track Ramón y Cajal as well as a Rising Star Award from the European Foundation for Diabetes.
With the support of the Ramón y Cajal subprogram I started my own lab in the biomedical research Campus Can Ruti located in the oustkirts of Barcelona, Spain. By combining molecular genetics and bioinformatics approaches the aim of my group is to understand the regulatory mechanisms that control function and cell fate with a specific focus on the endocrine tissues central to diabetes.