Ignacio Torres Alemán
Ikerbasque Research Professor
Research group: Laboratory of Neurobiology of Insulin Peptides
Tel: (+34) 94 601 8304
Science Park of the UPV/EHU, Sede building
B. Sarriena, s/n
Our lab works on the neurobiology of insulin factors.
We established that IGF-I is a potent neurotrophic factor that plays important roles in brain health and disease and that interacts with insulin in an intricate fashion, in part probably involving hybrid insulin/IGF-I receptors.
More recently, we are interested on circuits involved in the regulation by insulin peptides of mood, cognition and underlying energy requirements within an intricate neuron-glia cross-talk.
Our lab is part of ciberNed, the Spanish Excellence Network of Research on Neurodegenerative Diaseases.