Professor Jose Lopez-Barneo
Consulting Editor: Jose Lopez-Barneo (MD, PhD)
Professor of Physiology and Director of the Institute of Biomedicine of Seville, Spain
José López-Barneo (MD & PhD) is Professor of Medical Physiology and Biophysics at the University of Seville Medical School. In 2006, he was appointed Director of the Institute of Biomedicine of Seville (IBiS) at the University Hospital “Virgen del Rocío”. Dr. López-Barneo's main research interests are related to the study of the mechanisms of acute oxygen sensing in mammals, specifically by the carotid body and other peripheral chemoreceptor organs, as well as the cellular adaptations to hypoxia. He also works on the modulation by hypoxia of the peripheral and central neurogenic centers and the molecular bases of dopaminergic neuroprotection and neurodegeneration. Dr. López-Barneo has served as an Editor for the Journal of Physiology, Pflügers Archiv/European Journal of Physiology and Physiological Reviews, among other prestigious journals. Dr. López-Barneo is a member of the Academia Europea and the European Molecular Biology Organization.