Department: Sanidad Animal

Faculty: Veterinaria

Area: Animal Health

Research group: Investigación y control de parasitosis en veterinaria

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Doctor by the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid with the thesis Establecimiento de un modelo experimental para el estudio de la leishmaniosis. Estrategias de inmunización con las histonas de Leishmania frente a la leishmaniosis cutánea y visceral 2007. Supervised by Dr. Carlos Alonso Bedate.

Javier Carrión graduated in Biology-Zoology (UCM) and Environmental Sciences (UAM), respectively in 1997 and 2000. He received his PhD from the UAM (2007, Centro de Biología Molecular "Severo Ochoa", with an extraordinary prize) with a thesis on the establishment of an experimental model of leishmaniasis to evaluate immunization strategies with Leishmania histones against cutaneous and visceral leishmaniasis. Expert in mouse and hamster animal experimental models, since 1998 he has been doing research in the context of Neglected Zoonoses (leishmaniasis, Chagas disease, and giardiasis). Immunology and Control (vaccines and therapies). In 2023, its A, B, C and D functions were recognized in accordance with the "Maintenance of training personnel handling animals used, bred or supplied for experimental and other scientific purposes, including teaching" (Order ECC/566/2015). In 2010 he joined the Dept. Animal Health of the UCM as a researcher "Juan de la Cierva" establishing a new line of research related to the development of anti-Leishmania vaccines that has generated 2 patents and 3 state projects AGL2010-17394, AGL2013-44100R and PID2019-106487RB-I00 (IP) related to the optimization of DNA vaccines, virulence study of the outbreak of human leishmaniasis in Madrid and encapsulation in nanoparticles against canine leishmaniasis. The researcher has academic-scientific collaborations with the Institute of Tropical Medicine "Pedro Kourí" (Havana, Cuba); with the University of Antioquia (PECET group, Medellín, Colombia) and with the Central University of Ecuador-Quito (International Zoonosis Center, CIZ). He also collaborates with the Nanomedicine group of the Valdecilla Institute- IDIVAL and the University of Cantabria. He has participated in 13 competitive research projects. He is the author of three patents related to leishmaniasis and IP of teaching innovation projects and of the Ministry of Science and Innovation. In 2024 he is participating in a collaborative project of the international agreement ARES-UCE, between the Academy of Research and Higher Education (ARES) of the Wallonia-Brussels Federation and the Central University of Ecuador, for the design and evaluation of therapies against human leishmaniasis. Currently, he is Full Professor in the Dept. of Animal Health-UCM and has three six-year research periods and two five-year teaching periods. He teaches the subjects of Infectious Diseases and Microbiology and Immunology in the Veterinary Degree, of which he is the coordinator. In 2020 he was awarded the Diploma of Teaching Excellence (DOCENTIA Program). He is an evaluator for the Agencia Estatal de Investigación-Subdivisión de Coordinación y Evaluación AEI, having evaluated 13 projects since to 2012. In 2016 he received an award for Scientific Dissemination OTRI-UCM. He actively participates in different media (cadena SER, TVE, Telemadrid and written press). He has directed 2 doctoral theses. He is a member of the research group ICPVet of the UCM; and of the Institute of Health Research i+12 of the University Hospital 12 de Octubre, Madrid, Spain. Index h: 20 (GOOSCH), 18 (SCP). He is the author of 44 scientific articles indexed in JCR, 24 of these have been published in the Q1 quartile of their respective areas of knowledge; and 20 have been of preferred authorship.