Balbino Alarcón, Ph.D
Dr. Alarcón is Program Director at the National Research Council of Spain (CSIC) and Head of TCR-mediated Signal Transduction Laboratory. An expert on T cell receptor-mediated signaling, his laboratory aims to elucidate the stoichiometry of the TCR and study the mechanisms of assembly and intracellular retention. He also investigates the existence of redundant and specialized roles in signal transduction for each TCR subunit.
Dr. Alarcón holds a BSc in Biochemistry and a PhD in Biology with Special Class Honors from UAM, Madrid. From 1985 – 1990 he completed a period of postdoctoral training at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston. He has been professor at Center for Molecular Biology “Severo Ochoa” (CSIC), Madrid since 1990. Dr. Alarcón has received a number of research awards, including Hoechst Marion Roussel and Carmen y Severo Ochoa awards. He is a member of the European Molecular Biology Organization since 2000 and has published 158 scientific articles on TCR biology.