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Dr. Rubén Marín-Juez

Max-Planck Institute for Heart and Lung Research, Bad Nauheim

CHU Sainte-Justine, Montreal, Canada


Rubén Marín-Juez obtained his PhD from the University of Barcelona in the laboratory of Josep V. Planas before he pursued his postdoctoral training at Leiden University. Since 2014 he is a postdoctoral fellow at the Department of Developmental Genetics at the Max-Planck Institute for Heart and Lung Research in Bad Nauheim.

Qualifications and Scientific Curriculum





since 2014

University of The Basque Country, Biscay, Spain, B.Sc. in Biological Sciences

University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain, Master in Aquaculture

University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain, Ph.D

Postdoctoral fellow, Leiden University and ZF-Screens BV, Leiden, The Netherlands

Postdoctoral fellow, Max-Planck Institute for Heart and Lung research, Department of Developmental Genetics, Bad Nauheim, Germany

Selected publications

  1. Fukuda R, Marín-Juez R, El-Sammak H, Beisaw A, Ramadass R, Kuenne C, Guenther S, Konzer A, Bhagwat AM, Graumann J, Stainier DY: Stimulation of glycolysis promotes cardiomyocyte proliferation after injury in adult zebrafish. EMBO Rep, 9:e49752, 2020.

  2. Marín-Juez R, El-Sammak H, Helker CSM, Kamezaki A, Mullapuli ST, Bibli SI, Foglia MJ, Fleming I, Poss KD, Stainier DYR: Coronary Revascularization During Heart Regeneration Is Regulated by Epicardial and Endocardial Cues and Forms a Scaffold for Cardiomyocyte Repopulation. Dev Cell, 51:503-515.e4, 2019.

  3. Lai SL, Marín-Juez R, Stainier DYR: Immune Responses in Cardiac Repair and Regeneration - A comparative point of view. Cell Mol Life Sci, 2995-5, 2018.

  4. Lai SL, Marín-Juez R, Moura PL, Kuenne C, Lai JKH, Tsedeke AT, Guenther S, Looso M, Stainier DY: Reciprocal analyses in zebrafish and medaka reveal that harnessing the immune response promotes cardiac regeneration, Elife, 6.pii:e25605, 2017.

  5. Gerri C, Marín-Juez R, Marass M, Marks A, Maischein HM, Stainier DYR: Hif1α regulates macrophage-endothelial interactions during blood vessel development in zebrafish. Nat Commun, 8:15492, 2017.

  6. Marín-Juez R, Marass M, Gauvrit S, Rossi A, Lai SL, Materna SC, Black BL and Stainier DYR: Fast revascularization of the injured area is essential to support zebrafish heart regeneration. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A, 113:11237-42, 2016.

  7. Yang S., Marín-Juez R, Meijer AH, Spaink H P: Common and specific downstream signaling targets controlled by Tlr2 and Tlr5 innate immune signaling in zebrafish. BMC Genomics, 16:547, 2015.

  8. Marín-Juez R, Rovira M, Crespo D, van der Vaart M, Spaink HP, Planas J V: GLUT2-mediated glucose uptake and availability are required for embryonic brain development in zebrafish. J Cereb Blood Flow Metab, 35:74-85, 2015.

  9. Jimenez-Amilburu V, Jong-Raadsen S, Bakkers J, Spaink HP and Marín-Juez R: GLUT12 deficiency during early development results in heart failure and a diabetic phenotype in zebrafish. J Endocrinol, 224:1-15, 2015.

  10. Marín-Juez R, Jong-Raadsen S, Yang S, Spaink HP: Hyperinsulinemia induces insulin resistance and immune suppression via Ptpn6/Shp1 in zebrafish. J Endocrinol, 222:229-41, 2014.

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