Francisco Javier Romero, MD, PhD

Full Professor of Physiology and Pathophysiology at the Universidad Europea de Valencia, Valencia, Spain

Francisco Javier Romero borned in Alcalá la Real, in the Spanish province of Jaén, in 1959. Received his M.D. degree (1976-1982) in Valencia (Spain) and prepared his Ph.D. degree (1982-1985) at the University of Duesseldorf in Germany; Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Mainz (Germany), Karolinska Institutet (Stockholm, Sweden) and University of Southern California (Los Angeles, USA); Assistant Professor at the Department of Physiology, University of Valencia; University of Mainz as Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellow (1995) and as Gastprofessor in 1997, and after that, moved to the Universidad CEU Cardenal Herrera (2001-2011), where he got a Full Professor position, and became Dean of the Medical Faculty and Vice-rector for Research; Research Director of the Fundación Oftalmológica del Mediterráneo in Valencia 2003-2014 and Professor of Physiology at the Universidad Católica de Valencia, where he was Director of the Ph.D. program of the university, and Vice-rector for Research and Innovation. Served as a Member of the Editorial Board of Archives Biochemistry and Biophysics and now of Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity and serves as an External Reviewer for more than 30 different journals, as well as for the European Commission (Framework Program V and VI) and Spanish national evaluation agencies (ANEP, ACAP). Authors more than 150 peer reviewed articles.

His main research interests focus on the pathophysiological mechanisms of retinal and other neurodegenerative diseases, including the role of oxidative stress in cellular signaling, and of extracellular vesicles in cellular communication.