Short CV/Education and training

  • Since 2020
    Junior Leader fellowship “La Caixa” incoming at CABD. Sevilla, Spain

  • 2019 – 2020
    Marie Skłodowska-Curie postdoctoral fellow at CABD. Sevilla, Spain. With a break for maternity leave from 09/2019 to 03/2020

  • 2018 – 2019
    “Contrato de Apoyo a Unidades Científicas Excelencia María de Maeztu 2016” from CSIC (Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas)

  • 2017 – 2018
    Post-doctoral researcher contract from the ERC Starting Grant 637840 given to Patrick Müller. Friedrich Miescher Laboratory of the Max Planck Society. Tuebingen, Germany

  • 2015 – 2017
    EMBO post-doctoral fellow in the Systems Biology of Developmental Unit. Friedrich Miescher Laboratory of the Max Planck Society. Tuebingen, Germany

  • 2014 – 2015
    Post-doctoral researcher contract from the ERC Starting Grant 637840 given to Patrick Müller. Friedrich Miescher Laboratory of the Max Planck Society. Tuebingen, Germany

  • 2009 – 2014
    PhD Degree in Genetics by the University of Barcelona, Biology College (Spain). Maxima Cum Laude graduation. 4th position for the most influential PhD thesis 2014

  • 2008 – 2009
    Master Degree in Developmental Biology and Genetics by University of Barcelona, Biology College (Spain)

  • 2001 – 2008
    Biology degree (Bachelor foreign equivalent) by the University of Sevilla, Biology College (Spain)

  • 2002 – 2007
    Professional rower of the Olympic Spanish team

  • 1997 – 2001
    High School at Martínez Montañés. Sevilla (Spain). Graduated with honors

  • 1989 – 1997
    Elementary School at French School. Sevilla (Spain)

Selected publications

  • Cadozo M*, Almuedo-Castillo M* and Bovolenta P. (2020) Patterning the Vertebrate Retina With Morphogenetic Signaling Pathways. Neuroscientist. 26:185-196. *equally contributing.

  • Vázquez-Marín J, Gutiérrez-Triana JA, Almuedo-Castillo M, Buono L, Gómez-Skarmeta JL, Mateo JL, Wittbrodt J, Martínez-Morales JR. (2019). yap1b, a divergent Yap/Taz family member, cooperates with yap1 in survival and morphogenesis via common transcriptional targets. Development. 146:dev173286.

  • Almuedo-Castillo M, Bläßle A, Mörsdorf D, Marcon L, Rogers KW, Soh GH, Schier AF, Müller P. (2018) Scale-invariant patterning by size-dependent inhibition of Nodal signaling. Nature Cell Biology. 20:1032-1042.

  • Adell T, Barberán S, Sureda-Gómez M, Almuedo-Castillo M, de Sousa N, Cebrià F. (2018) Immunohistochemistry on Paraffin-Embedded Planarian Tissue Sections. Methods Mol Biol. 1774:367-378.

  • Almuedo-Castillo M, Crespo-Yañez X, Seebeck F, Bartscherer K, Salò E, Adell T. (2014) JNK controls the onset of mitosis in planarian stem cells and triggers apoptotic cell death required for regeneration and remodeling. PLoS Genet. 10:e1004400.

  • Almuedo-Castillo M, Sureda-Gómez M, Adell T. (2012) Wnt signaling in planarians: new answers to old questions. Int J Dev Biol. 56:53-65. Review.

  • Iglesias, M, Almuedo-Castillo M, Aboobaker A., Salo E. (2011) Early planarian brain differentiation is independent of regenerative polarity mediated by the Wnt/β-catenin pathway. Dev Biol. 358: 68-78.

  • Almuedo-Castillo M, Salo E, Adell T. (2011) Dishevelled is essential for neural connectivity and planar cell polarity in planarians. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 108:2813-2818.


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