Dr. Javier Garcia Pardo
Javier obtained both a degree in Biology and a degree in Biochemistry at the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB). He completed his PhD in Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biomedicine in 2015 in the group of Protein Engineering and Proteomics headed by Prof. FX Avilés at the IBB-UAB. Afterward, he continued his career as a postdoctoral scientist in the group of Prof. Daniel Ruiz-Molina lab at the Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICN2). He performed different visits to other research groups, such as the laboratory of Prof. Lloyd D. Fricker (AECOM, New York, USA) or the laboratory of Prof. Sir Tom Blundell (University of Cambridge, UK). He joined the Dikic lab in September 2018 and he is currently working with Reticulons, a group of ER-resident proteins involved in membrane curving. He is also investigating the structure and mechanism of human DNA-dependent metalloproteases and working in the discovery of new pharmacological targets for the NF-kB pathway.