Head of Department
Director Animal Facility
Member of advisory and
editorial boards and scientific committees
Vicente Andrés obtained in 1990 his PhD in Biological Sciences from Universidad de Barcelona. After postdoctoral training in Harvard University and Tufts University, he was appointed Assistant Professor by Tufts University and returned to Spain in 1999 to establish his research group in the Institute of Biomedicine of Valencia (CSIC). In 2009, he joined the Spanish National Centre for Cardiovascular Research (CNIC), where he heads the Department of Basic Research since 2015.
His research interests comprise mechanisms of atherosclerosis and restenosis, and the role of lamin A/C in the regulation of gene expression and signal transduction in health and disease, including physiological ageing and Hutchinson-Gilford progeria syndrome, a premature ageing disorder caused by the lamin A mutant ‘progerin’, which is characterized by excessive cardiovascular disease (CVD) and premature death. The results of his studies have been published in over 160 papers and book chapters in leading scientific journals.
Professor Andrés’ professional activities include Head of Department, Director Animal Facility, member of advisory and editorial boards and scientific committees, reviewer in over thirty international journals and national and international funding agencies. Awards and honors include research fellowships from the Spanish Ministry of Education and Science and the American Heart Association, and awards from Astra Merck, Spanish Society of Cardiology, Pfizer Foundation, European Society of Cardiology, and the Belgian Society of Cardiology (Dr. Leon Dumont Prize 2010).