Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Molecular Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
Marçal Pastor-Anglada is a Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of Barcelona (UB). He is also the PI of the Molecular Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics group within the Oncology Program of the National Biomedical Research Institute of Liver and Gastrointestinal Diseases (CIBER EHD). He has hold positions as an INSERM researcher at the CNRS Centre de Recherches sur l’Endocrinologie Moléculaire et le Developpement and as a Research Associate at the Department of Cellular, Molecular and Developmental Biology at the University of California Santa Barbara. He has been Visiting Associate Professor at the McArdle Laboratory for Cancer Research, Department of Oncology, University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine and Visiting Professor at the Cellular and Molecular Physiology Laboratory at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. He is the author of more than 150 indexed articles, mostly devoted to the study of membrane transporters. His current interests deal with the pharmacogenetics and pharmacogenomics associated with nucleoside-derived drug based therapies. His laboratory also studies the biology and pharmacology of nucleoside transporter (NT) proteins, with a particular focus on the SLC28 gene family encoding CNT plasma membrane drug carriers. Besides the analysis of their pharmacological profiles, work on the regulatory properties of these genes/proteins is a major issue in the laboratory. Overall all his projects show a great emphasis on translational research.