Regulation of Lipid Metabolism in Obesity and Diabetes Group

PI. Dr. Dolors Serra

- Full professor
  • B.Sc. Pharmacy. University of Barcelona (1980)
  • Ph.D. University of Barcelona. (1988)
  • Postdoctorate. Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona (1990)
  • Labior Nestlé. Orbe. Switzerland (1991)
  • Amsterdam molecular Therapeutics (AMT). Amsterdam. Netherlands (2007)
  • Full professor since 2019
  • Fatty acid oxidation in liver and hypothalamus Structural studies of CPT1 and related drugs in obesity and cancer

Co-PI. Dr. Laura Herrero

- Associate professor
  • B.Sc. Chemistry. University of Barcelona (1999)
  • Ph.D. University of Barcelona (2004)
  • Postdoctorate. Boston Medical Center, MA, USA (2005)
  • Joslin Diabetes Center. Harvard Medical School, MA, USA (2008)
  • Associate professor since 2016
  • Fatty acid oxidation in adipose the tissue. Structural studies of CPT1 and related drugs in obesity and cancer

Marijana Todorčević

- Postdoctoral investigator (Maria Zambrano)
  • B.Sc. University of Belgrade, Serbia (2003)
  • M.Sc. Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Norway (2005)
  • Ph.D. Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Norway (2010)
  • Postdoctorate: Department of Nutrition, Nofima, Norway (2010-2013)
  • Postdoctorate: Radcliffe Department of Medicine, University of Oxford, UK (2013-2021)
  • Adipose tissue metabolism, molecular and cellular control of insulin resistance in type 2 diabetes, human fat distribution, n-3 fatty acids

Dr. María del Mar Romero

- Postdoctoral investigator (CIBEROBN)
  • B.Sc. Biological Sciences. University of Barcelona (2000)
  • Ph.D. University of Barcelona (2013)
  • Postdoctorate. Department of Biochemistry and Biomedicine Molecular, School of Biology, University of Barcelona.
  • Sex hormones, glucocorticoids and energy metabolism.

Kevin Ibeas

- PhD student (FPU fellowship, Ministry of Spain)
  • B.Sc Biotechnology University of València. Spain (2016)​
  • M.Sc. Advanced Microbiology. University of Barcelona. Spain (2017)​
  • Fatty acid oxidation in the ventromedial hypothalamus (VMH)

Marianela Pía Bastías

- PhD Student (CONICYT-ANID fellowship, Chile)
  • B.Sc Nutritionist. University of Bío-Bío. Chile (2015)
  • M.Sc. Health Care and Collaborative Practice. University of Barcelona. Spain (2017)
  • Fatty acid oxidation in the brown adipose tissue

Marjorie Reyes Farias

- PhD Student (CONICYT-ANID fellowship, Chile)
  • B.Sc Biochemist. University of Chile. Chile (2015)
  • M.Sc. Biochemist, specialization in toxicology and molecular diagnosis. University of Chile. Chile (2015)
  • Immunology of the adipose tissue (co-supervised by David Sanchez-Infantes, Germans Trias i Pujol Research Institute)

Ivonne Palacios Marín

- PhD Student (CONACYT-IDSCEA fellowship, México)
  • B.Sc. Nutrition. Universidad Autónoma de Aguascalientes. México
  • M.Sc. in Nutrition and Metabolism. University of Barcelona. Spain (2012)
  • M.Sc. in Biomedicine (Endocrinology and Metabolism). University of Barcelona. Spain. CONACYT-IDSCEA fellowship, México. (2017)
  • Adipose tissue in neonatal obesity (co-supervised by Josep Jimenez Chillaron, Institut de Recerca Sant Joan de Déu)

Roberto Gómez

- PhD student (FPU fellowship)
  • B.Sc Chemistry, University of València. Spain (2016)​
  • M.Sc. Organic Chemistry. University of Barcelona. Spain (2017)
  • Synthesis and study of C75 derivatives as potential FAS and CPT1 inhibitors (co-supervised by Jordi García, School of Chemistry, UB)

Marc Reina

- PhD student (IBUB fellowship)
  • B.Sc. Pharmacy. University of Barcelona (2020)
  • Synthesis of new flavonoid derivatives and their effect as potencial white adipocytes' thermogenic activators (co-supervised by Jordi García, School of Chemistry, UB)