Group leader
Ext. 3311

Dr Miguel Torres graduated in Biology in the Universidad Complutense of Madrid in 1986 and obtained a PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology in the Universidad Autónoma of Madrid in 1991. His doctoral thesis in the laboratory of Lucas Sánchez (CIB-CSIC, Madrid), concentrated on the genetic analysis of sex determination in Drosophila. During his postdoctoral stay in the laboratory of Peter Gruss in the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry (Göttingen, Alemania 1992-96), he performed insertional and targeted mutagenesis in the mouse model, contributing to the understanding of mammalian organ and early embryo patterning. In 1996 he incorporated as an independent scientist to the Centro Nacional de Biotecnología (CNB-CSIC, Madrid), where he started an internationally recognized group specialized in the study of transcriptional and signaling mechanisms in vertebrate organogenesis and tissue homeostasis. At the CNB Dr Torres directed the Immunology and Oncology Department from 2004 to 2006. In 2007 he joined CNIC, being the founding Director of the Cardiovascular Development Department (2007-2012), Director of the Cardiovascular Development and Repair Department (20012-2015) and CNIC Associate Director (2009-2012). Since July de 2015, Dr Torres is Coordinator del Fundamental and Systems Biology area at the Spanish National Evaluation and Foresight Agency (ANEP). The most relevant scientific contributions have been the formulation of a new pattern formation paradigm underlying vertebrate limb development and regeneration, the identification of the regulatory role of Meis genes in cardiovascular and hematopoietic development and the identification of Cell Competition as an endogenous cell selection mechanism in the early mammalian embryo. Currently the group investigates the relevance in cardiovascular development and repair of Cell Competition and Meis transcription factors.

Other members
Surname and name Position CV Extension Email
Claveria Izquierdo Cristina Assistant researcher --- Ext. 3105 Contact
Flores Hernández Ignacio Assistant researcher --- Ext. 3112 Contact
Delgado Carceller Irene Postdoc researcher --- Ext. 3113 Contact
Esteban Martinez Lorena Postdoc researcher --- Ext. 3104 Contact
Marín Vicente Consolación Postdoc researcher --- Ext. 1202 Contact
Villa del Campo Cristina Postdoc researcher --- Ext. 3113 Contact
Yago-Díez de Juan Carla Postdoc researcher --- Ext. 3103 Contact
de la Cruz Crespillo María Ester Predoc researcher --- Ext. 3102 Contact
Esteban Varela Isaac Predoc researcher --- Ext. 3104 Contact
Li Lin Predoc researcher --- Ext. 3102 Contact
Lucas de la Fuente Javier Predoc researcher --- Ext. 3103 Contact
Munoz Martin Noelia Predoc researcher --- Ext. 3102 Contact
Raiola Morena Predoc researcher --- Ext. 3102 Contact
Sendra Ortola Miquel Predoc researcher --- Ext. 3102 Contact
Valverde López José Antonio Predoc researcher --- Ext. 3102 Contact
Cadenas Rodriguez Vanessa Carolina Technician --- Ext. 3102 Contact
Garrido Fernández Carlos Technician --- Ext. 3103 Contact
Sierra Muñoz Rocio Technician --- Ext. 3102 Contact
Temino Valbuena Susana Technician --- Ext. 3102 Contact
Mancuso Teresa Visiting scientist --- Contact
Verheyden Anne Sophie Visiting Student --- Contact
Rivero García Inés Visiting student --- Ext. 3102 Contact