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23/04/2020 - Institutional news

New chairman of the IMIM External Scientific Advisory Board

Dr. Xosé R Bustelo. Source: CIC

The Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) is made up of a group of prestigious international scientists, experts in the different areas corresponding to the IMIM research programs.

Until very recently the president of the SAB was Dr. Joaquin Arribas, but with his incorporation as director of the IMIM and scientific director of the PSMAR, will take his place Dr. Xosé R. Bustelo, Deputy Director of the Cancer Research Center (CIC), University of Salamanca-CSIC, Director of the Genomics and Proteomics Unit and coordinator of the Tumor Progression Mechanisms Program at the same center. He is also a member of the CIBERONC Steering Committee.

Dr. Bustelo holds a PhD in Biology from the University of Santiago de Compostela, his scientific training includes several stays at international research centers such as the Bristol Myers Squibb Pharmaceutical Research Institute (Princeton, New Jersey, USA), as a postdoctoral fellow and later as Research Scientist and in the Department of Pathology at State University of New York (Stony Brook, New York, USA, as an Assistant Professor.

Since his return to Spain, he has worked as a Tenured Scientist (2000-2004), Staff Scientist (2004-2005) and Full Professor (2005-present) of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC).

His research focuses on the functional characterization of molecules involved in signal transduction that have oncogenic capacity, with special emphasis on oncoproteins that connect the stimulation of membrane receptors with signalling routes involved in cytoskeletal and mitogenic changes

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