Borja Ibarra received his PhD. in Molecular Biology from Universidad Autónoma Madrid in 2001. He made the ‘leap’ to molecular biophysics as a postdoctoral fellow in Prof. Carlos Bustamante lab at UC Berkeley. Back in Spain in 2007, he applied single molecule manipulation methods as optical tweezers at the CNB-CSIC (Madrid) to study biological molecular motors at single molecule level. He joined the Nanobiosystems department at IMDEA Nanoscience in 2010, where he started the Molecular Motors Nanomanipulation Lab.
IMDEA Staff / Researcher
B.S. in Biochemistry, Universidad Complutense de Madrid.
Ph.D. in Molecular Biology, 2011, Universidad Autónoma Madrid.
During her Ph.D. she studied intermolecular interactions in viral assembly and viral assembly inhibition using the mature HIV capsid as a model system. As a postdoc, she worked in the National Center of Biotechnology to study the relation between protein structure, macromolecular interactions and physiological function of protein complexes. In March 2018, Rebeca joined our lab as a staff scientist.
Carlos Rodriguez Pulido
B.S in Physics 2016, Universidad Complutense Madrid.
M.S in Biophysics 2017, Universidad Autónoma Madrid.
Carlos is currently studying the mechanical properties of ssRNA and the transcriptional dynamics of influenza A virus at the single-molecule level.
B.S in Biochemistry, 2017. Universidad Complutense Madrid.
M.S. in Biotechnology, 2018. Universidad Autónoma Madrid.
Ismael studies the real-time kinetics and mechano-chemistry of individual human mitochondrial replisomes.
María Ortiz Rodriguez
B.S in Experimental Sciences, 2019. Universidad Rey Juan Carlos
M.S in Computational Biology 2019, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid.
Her work is focused on understanding the stoichiometry and dynamics of the human mitochondrial DNA replication machinery.
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Former lab members
Jose A. Morin
Former Lab Member
Currently at BIOTEC: TU Dresden Ph.D. Universidad Autónoma Madrid (Spain), Single Molecule Biophysics, 2013. M.S. in Biophisycs at Madrid’s Autonoma University (Spain), 2010. B.S. in Physiscs at Havana University (Cuba), (2006).
Former Lab Member
Assistant Professor at University of Jiroft (Iran) March, 2013. In June 2013 I joined Dr. Borja Ibarra lab as a visiting researcher to work on the synthesis of novel nanomachines and their investigation at single molecule level with optical tweezers.
B.S Universidad Complutense Madrid, Physics, 2013. M.S. Universidad Autónoma Madrid, Molecular Biophysics, 2014.
PhD at Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Molecular Biohysics 2018.
Currently at Hospital Universitario de Canarias. 38320 Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain.
Kateryna M. Lemishko
B.S. Karazin Kharkiv National University, Chemistry.
M.S. Karazin Kharkiv National University, Chemistry.
M.S. Universidad Autonoma Madrid, Theoretical Chemistry and Computational Modeling.
PhD Universidad Autónoma Madrid 2020. Molecular Biophysics
Currently at King’s College London, Department of Physics. London WC2R 2LS