IMIM - Institut Hospital del Mar d'Investigacions Mèdiques IMIM - Institut Hospital del Mar d'Investigacions Mèdiques


Principal Investigator

Toni Celià-Terrassa, Ph.D.

Junior Group Leader of the Cancer Stem Cell Properties and Metastasis Laboratory in the Cancer Program, Molecular Cancer Therapeutics Group at the IMIM. He obtained the Miguel Servet grant and incorporated the IMIM Cancer Program in January 2018. His Ph.D. studies already unveiled novel concepts about the implications of epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT) and its reversion during the metastatic colonization of distant tissues.

In 2012, he moved to Princeton (NJ, USA) where he was a Postdoctoral Fellow at Dr. Yibin Kang´s Lab; Princeton University (2012-2017). There, he specialized in breast cancer metastasis research. He elucidated the intricate molecular mechanisms of normal and malignant mammary stem cells to shield from immune system signals in ER-negative breast cancer. In addition, he also studied the spatiotemporal dynamics of EMT and MET generating distinct metastatic-gene programs. In summary, he has done remarkable contributions to the mammary stem cell field, the cancer stem cell, and the metastasis colonization research.

Contact: acelia(ELIMINAR)

Team members

Irene Sangrador, PhD

Irene Sangrador

Postdoctoral research associate, since October 2018. She obtained her PhD in biomedicine by the University of Barcelona in 2018 in pancreatic oncology and tumor microenvironment. Her studies led to understand how EMT transcription factors, in particular Zeb1, activate stromal fibroblast that promote pancreatic cancer progression. She is currently working in in the immunomodulation of cancer stem cells (CSC) in breast cancer metastasis.

Contact: isangrador(ELIMINAR)

Ivan Pérez,Ph.D.candidate

Ivan Pérez, candidat a doctor Alumne de doctorat des de juny de 2018. Es va graduar en Biologia (2015) a la Universitat de les Illes Balears (UIB). També posseeix un títol de M.S. en Investigació i avenços en immunologia molecular i cel·lular (2016) per la Universitat de Granada. Investiga la relació de les cèl·lules mare canceroses (CSC), la formació d'aquestes durant la transició epiteli-mesènquima (EMT), així com els gens relacionats amb la progressió tumoral en el càncer de mama. Contact: iperez(ELIMINAR)

Catalina Rozalen

Catalina Rozalen

Master student. She graduated in Biology (2017) at University of Balearic Islands (UIB). Currently, she is a student of the Master in Biomedical Research at Pompeu Fabra. She is interested in the molecular mechanism regulating interferon signaling in breast cancer. Contact: catalina.rozalen1(ELIMINAR)

Gerard Llibre

Bachelor student of the Human Biology degree of the Pompeu Fabra University of Barcelona (UPF). He is carrying out his Bachelor final project focusing on the establishment of breast cancer organoids and advanced 3D imaging techniques. Contact: llibregerard(ELIMINAR)

Mariona Dalmau

Mariona Dalmau

Technician specialized in cancer biology research


Lab Leader:
Toni Celià-Terrassa(ELIMINAR)

93 3160434

Dr. Aiguader, 88, 2ª Planta
08003 Barcelona

Related links

© Institut Hospital del Mar
d'Investigacions Mèdiques
Legal Notice and Privacy Policy | Cookie Policy | Site Index | Accessibility | Find Us | Contact