Iban Ubarretxena

Iban Ubarretxena, PhD

  • ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR | Pharmacological Sciences

Research Topics:

Alzheimer's Disease, Membrane Proteins/Channels, Parkinson's Disease, Structural Biology

Originally a chemist Dr. Ubarretxena obtained his PhD in Biochemistry in the center for Biomembranes and Lipid Enzymology (CBLE) at Utrecht University in The Netherlands. His PhD work focused on the biochemical and structural characterization of outer membrane phospholipase A. He went on as a postdoctoral fellow to Yale University to study the biophysics of biological membranes in the laboratory of Don Engelman. Thereafter he moved to the MRC-LMB in Cambridge as an EMBO postdoctoral fellow to work on the structure determination of multidrug transporters using high-resolution electron microscopy in the laboratory of Richard Henderson. He is currently an assistant professor at Mount Sinai School of Medicine working on the molecular mechanisms leading to neurodegenerative diseases, with a focus on Alzheimer and Parkinson disease. He is an expert in the study of membrane proteins and in the application of electron microscopy to protein structure determination. He is a member of several scientific societies and recipient of a National Science Foundation CAREER award

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Multi-Disciplinary Training Area

Biophysics and Systems Pharmacology [BSP]

Education

PhD, Utrecht University

BSc, Basque Country University

MSc, Kent University