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Vice-Principal for Research


Born in Huesca (1966). Full professor of Physiology in the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry. Graduate and PhD in Medicine and Surgery from the Universitat de València, with an extraordinary PhD thesis award.

His scientific career kicked off with FPI internship in Universitat de València. He carried out a postdoctoral stay in Montreal and worked in the Institute of Cytological Research of Valencia.  He was a researcher at the Carlos III Health Institute at the Hospital Clínico de Valencia.

His research work is focused on the study of the vascular actions of sex hormones and their relationship with the cardiovascular alterations associated with ageing and menopause. He has directed more than 25 competitive research projects

He is the author of more than 130 articles in international journals indexed in the Science Citation Index and of 20 chapters of books in foreign publishers. His publications have received more than 3500 citations (índice h= 33).

He has presented communications at national and international congresses. He is a regular reviewer of indexed journals, editor of scientific journals and evaluator of various evaluation agencies (among others, ANEP, ANECA, AGAUR).

He has directed 9 PhDs and has received several research awards, among which stands out the García-Blanco Medal to the basic research of INCLIVA and the recognition of the Ministry of Universal Health and Public Health for the health research with a gender perspective.

He has five six-year certified research activity.His teaching task began as Associate Professor, then Tenured Professor and, ultimately, a Full Professor since 2012. His teaching activity focuses on subjects of degree in Medicine and Physiotherapy and subjects of the master's degree in Physiology.

He was the coordinator of the first year of the degree in Medicine. He has participated in various teaching innovation projects. He has four five-year certified teaching activity.

He was vice-coordinator and coordinator of the Central Medicine Research Unit (UCIM) and member of the research committee. In the Institute of Health Research INCLIVA he holds a membership in the scientific committee, in its Governing Board and, formerly, the position of Adjunct Scientific Director. He is a member of the Senate of Universitat de València.