Visiting Professor of Biology
Education: PhD University of Cambridge
Research Areas: Mechanobiology; Collective behavior.
Dr. López-Schier trained in genetics and cell biology as a visiting undergraduate student at Rockefeller University (New York, U.S.A.) and then as a graduate student at the University of Cambridge (Cambridge, U.K.). He did postdoctoral work on sensory neuroscience and mechanobiology at Rockefeller University from 2002 to 2007. He established his independent group at the Centre for Genomic Regulation (Barcelona, Spain). In 2012 he moved to the Helmholtz Center in Munich (Germany) as Director of a Research Unit. During 2019-2021 he was visiting professor at Harvard University (USA) and currently is a member of the Scientific Advisor Board of the biomedical company Sensorion (France). His research focuses on the organization, regeneration, and function of mechanosensory organs and organ engineering.