Ángel Raya

Ángel Raya

Institut d'Investigació Biomèdica de Bellvitge

Life & Medical Sciences

Ángel Raya is an ICREA Research Professor at the Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute (IDIBELL). He obtained his MD in 1990 from the University of Valencia, Spain and a PhD degree from the same university in 1995 for studies carried out at the Department of Physiology and at the Department of Neurology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN. He pursued postdoctoral training at the Instituto de Investigaciones Citológicas (currently, Centro de Investigación Príncipe Felipe) in Valencia, from 1995-2000. He then was a Research Associate (2000-2004) and a Senior Research Associate (2004-2006) in the Gene Expression Laboratory of the Salk Institute for Biological Studies, La Jolla, CA. He returned to Spain in 2006 and was the Scientific Coordinator at the CMRB until 2009, when he joined the Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC) as Group Leader of the Control of Stem Cell Potency group, until 2015. From 2014 to 2019 he was Director at CMRB. 

Research interests

Our research work aims to understand the tissue, cellular and molecular mechanisms that determine the regenerative response in certain species of vertebrates, as well as the genetic and epigenetic mechanisms that control cellular reprogramming. This phenomenon provides a link between the traditional study of epimorphic regeneration and the induced pluripotency strategies of regenerative medicine.

Selected publications

- David Casanova, Jose; Gonzalez Carrillo, Josefa; Martin Jimenez, Jesus; Cuenca Munoz, Javier; Munoz Esparza, Carmen; Siguero Alvarez, Marcos; Escriba, Ruben; Burillo Milla, Esther; Luis de la Pompa, Jose; Raya, Angel; Ramon Gimeno, Juan; Sabater Molina, Maria; Bernabe Garcia, Gregorio 2020, 'Trabeculated Myocardium in Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy: Clinical Consequences', Journal Of Clinical Medicine, 9, 10, 3171.

- Benzoni P et al. 2020, 'Human iPSC modeling of a familial form of atrial fibrillation reveals a gain of function of If and ICaL in patient-derived cardiomyocytes'. Cardiovasc Res 116, 6, 1147 - 1160.

Selected research activities

Premi Ciutat de Barcelona 2019 - CIències de la Vida

Co-organizer, Workshop on 'Tools for molecular edition', CNIC, Madrid, Jan

Co-organizer, P-CMR[C] EoI Call 2019 for Collaborative Projects - Results presentation session, Barcelona, November