Joint Unit IISLAFE-CIPF for cardiovascular repair

Cardiovascular diseases are a major health problem in developed countries. Among them, heart failure has limited treatments and cell therapy has emerged as an alternative tool to conventional treatments. The Mixt Unit for Cardiovascular Repair is a collaborative program between IISLAFE and Principe Felipe Research Centre. The group aims to develop a basic research with a significant translational component, that will contribute to the development of new treatments for ischemic diseases. The study of cellular mechanisms triggered by adult stem cells and factors that influence cardiomyocyte cell death in apoptotic and inflammatory environments will allow the identification of molecular targets for the development of new drugs.

Established Researcher

  • Jose Luis Diez Gil
  • Amparo Hernandiz Martinez
  • Jose Anastasio Montero Argudo
  • Pilar Sepúlveda Sanchis


  • Akaitz Dorronsoro Gonzalez
  • Imelda Ontoria Oviedo


  • Maria Ciria Calduch
  • Hernan Gonzalez King Garibotti
  • Rafael Sanchez Sanchez
  • Sandra Tejedor Gascon

Laboratory assistant

  • Delia Castellano Izquierdo
  • Marina Piquer Gil
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