Dr. Roger Gomis is an ICREA Research Professor and a member of the Oncology Program at the Institute for Research in Biomedicine, Barcelona. He received his PhD in biochemistry from the University of Barcelona in 2002, and was a postdoctoral fellow at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in Prof. Joan Massagué's laboratory. In 2007, he assumed his current position. Dr. Roger Gomis is interested in how growth factors, signaling pathways, and gene expression programs control normal cell behavior and cancer cell metastasis. Driven by his interest in the problem of metastasis, which is the cause of 90% of cancer deaths, Dr. Gomis embraced the opportunity to create a multidisciplinary laboratory devoted to metastasis research at the IRB Barcelona. His team is pursuing the molecular and genetic mechanisms of metastasis. In particular, the team focuses on identifying and functionally validating genes that enable breast and colon cancer to metastasize clinically relevant sites.