Caja Institute Director
Prof. Ignacio Torres-Aleman received a PhD in biology from the Complutense University in Madrid, Spain (1982) after 4 years of training at the Clinic Hospital in Madrid. He received training abroad at Istituto di Farmacologia (Milan, Italy, 1979), Tulane University (New Orleans, USA, 1981-84), College de France (Paris, France 1987) and Yale University (New Haven, USA, 1987-89). In late 1989, he started his own lab at the Cajal Institute in Madrid (Spain). He is currently Research Professor at the Spanish Research Council, head of the Laboratory of Neuroendocrinology, and Director of the Cajal Institute. His research interests include the role of insulin-like growth factors in the brain in health and disease. He is the author of over 100 publications in peer-reviewed journals and has lectured in more than 30 countries worldwide. He is the founder of two spin-offs dedicated to drug discovery and clinical applications of insulin factors.