Head of the Tissue Microenvironment Lab (TME LAB) of the Institute for Health Research Aragón (IIS ARAGON) and coordinator of the program of Technologies and innovation applied to the health of the same institute.
His current research goals are focused on understanding the role of the microenvironment in the progression of several tumors and cardiovascular diseases as well as on the development of microfluidic devices for cell culture applications (Organ on Chips).
He is co-founder of BEONCHIP SL, a company dedicated to the development and commercialization of microfluidic devices for organ-on-chip applications, and founding partner of EBERS Medical Technology, a company dedicated to the development and commercialization of equipment for tissue engineering and organ transplantation.
In 2015, he started as an assistant professor in the Department of Human Anatomy and Histology at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Zaragoza. He also belongs to the Aragon Institute of Engineering Research (I3A) and the Spanish excellence network CIBER BBN.
Ignacio received his Bachelor’s degree in Biology and Biochemistry from the University of Navarra in 1999 and 2003, respectively. He completed his Ph.D. in the Department of Histology and Pathology of this same university in 2004. After that, he started his postdoctoral stage in the group of Structural Mechanics and Materials Modeling (GEMM) at the University of Zaragoza, where he studied how the cellular behavior was conditioned by the mechanical environment in a micro (microfluidics) and macroscale (tissue engineering).