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Professor Juan Martin-Serrano

Professor Juan Martin-Serrano

  • Academics

Vice Dean (Research & Impact)

Professor of Viral Cell Biology .

Biography

Juan Martin-Serrano received his PhD in Biological Sciences from the Autonomous University of Madrid. As a postdoctoral fellow at the Aaron Diamond Research Center (Rockefeller University), he worked in the identification of the cellular machinery that promotes the final stages of assembly in Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV-1) and other enveloped viruses. Subsequently, he was recruited to the Department of Infectious Diseases as a faculty member in 2004.

Juan’s laboratory is particularly interested in the intersection between retrovirology and cell biology. The ongoing studies on the host factors that promote retroviral assembly have broadened his interests to fundamental aspects of cell biology that are facilitated by the ESCRT machinery.

Juan has been awarded the Lister Institute Research Prize and he was elected as a member of the EMBO Young Investigator Programme in 2008. His laboratory is funded by the Medical Research Council and the Wellcome Trust.