Albert Quintana Romero

Albert Quintana Romero



Albert Quintana Romero

+34 935 814 967



Department of Cellular Biology, Physiology and Immunology
Institut de Neurociències
Faculty of Medicine (room M1-113)
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB)
Bellaterra Campus 08193-Cerdanyola del Vallés

Albert Quintana is an Associate Professor of the Department of Cell Biology, Physiology and Immunology. He earned a Bachelor in Science in Biology (Biomedicine) in 2001 and a PhD in Neuroscience in 2007, both from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. During his PhD focused on the role of cytokines in the development of neuropathology and neuroinflammation in traumatic brain injury. As a postdoc (2008-2013), he joined Dr. Richard Palmiter lab at the University of Washington in Seattle, where he was the lead scientist developing and characterizing a mouse model of mitochondrial disease (Leigh Syndrome). In 2013 he was appointed Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics (University of Washington) and group leader at the Seattle Children’s Research Institute. In 2015 he returned to the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona as a Ramón y Cajal investigator and ERC grantee (Starting Grant). His research focuses on using a multi-level approach and to develop new tools to identify the molecular determinants of neuronal susceptibility to mitochondrial disease. He has authored over 30 research articles and 2 book chapters.

Dr. Quintana leads the Mitochondrial Neuropathology research group and laboratory (Quintanalab).

Group members:

  • Emma Puighermanal
  • Elisenda Sanz
  • Alex Gella
  • Andrea Urpí
  • Marta Luna
  • Laura Cutando
  • Melania Gonzàlez
  • Laura Sánchez
  • Adan Domíngez
  • Mònica Girona
  • Marcos Blanco
  • Isabella Appiah
  • Roser Bastida


  • Dr. Richard Palmiter, Howard Hughes Medical Institute and University of Washington, USA
  • Dr. Nino Ramirez, Seattle Children’s Research Institute, USA
  • Dr. Phil Morgan, Seattle Children’s Research Institute, USA
  • Dr. Margaret Sedensky, Seattle Children’s Research Institute, USA
  • Dr. Hugo Bellen, Howard Hughes Medical Institute and Baylor College of Medicine, USA.
  • Dr. Francois H. van der Westhuizen, North-West University, South Africa
  • Dr. Iain L Campbell, University of Sydney, Australia


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