Rubèn López-Vales, PhD

Rubèn López Vales received the BSc degree in 2001 and the Ph.D. degree in 2005 from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. His research in the spinal cord injury field began during his PhD training at the University Autònoma of Barcelona and then during his postdoctoral stage at McGill University. He returned at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona as Associate Professor in 2009, where he is a member of the Neuroplasticity and Regeneration research group of the Institute of Neurosciences. He is the principal investigator of a research line focused on the role of inflammation in spinal cord injury. He has published more than 20 articles, some of them in the leading journals of the neuroscience field such as Journal of Neuroscience, Brain and Trends in Neuroscience. He is also the author of 3 patents.