Author Archives: F. Javier Carmona

F. Javier Carmona
F Javier Carmona Sanz got a Biology degree after completing his studies at University of Navarre and Autonoma of Madrid. He holds a Ph.D. in Molecular Biology obtained at the Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute (IDIBELL), in Barcelona, were he focused on uncovering epigenetic defects associated with human cancer. He is currently a postdoctoral research fellow at Memorial Sloan-Kettering in New York, where he is investigating the mechanisms of acquired resistance of breast cancer patients to HER2-targetted therapy. He is also interested on science management and dissemination, aiming to make society participating on the scientific progress.

The Sahara is the world’s largest hot desert covering about one quarter of the African continent. The sun is constantly up and makes some spots in the Sahara the hottest and driest on Earth, with average highest temperatures above […]

Ever since the 1993 film based on Michael Crichton’s novel Jurassic Park was released, the thought of reviving extinct species using molecular biology techniques has been on the forefront of the collective imaginary. The idea seemed pretty simple: reading the […]

Just as people constantly exchange messages via email, cells communicate with each other and their microenvironment by sending and receiving packages of information; and as we react in one way or another depending on the news we get, cells respond […]

Tracking back human civilization there are evidences of dog domestication as far as 10,000 years ago. During this time, the ancient wolves’ genome evolved to give rise to the domestic dog that gradually adapted to human habitat as many […]