Welcome to the Gallego laboratory for the study of the asymmetric distribution of cellular components

Our lab started on 2012, when Oriol obtained an independent research position (Ramón y Cajal contract) associated to the group of Raúl Méndez, at the Institute for Research in Biomedicine in Barcelona.

Our research is focused on the molecular processes that regulate the asymmetric distribution of cellular components, both from a mechanistic and structural point of view. The main target of our studies is vesicle trafficking, but we are also interested in lipid flipping and mRNA transport. We combine advanced light microscopy and biochemical approaches to analyze the interplay between these processes, including the network of protein-protein, protein-lipid and protein-RNA interactions. When needed, we develop new approaches to visualize those processes that could not be described before. The mechanistic insights are then extrapolated to physiological and pathological conditions.

For more information about our work do not hesitate to navigate through the “Research” page or contact us.

The role of the scientist and that of the artist is to make invisible visible” Lucy Wood