Dr Rafael Carazo Salas

Group Leader at Department of Genetics, University of Cambridge

Group Leader, Department of Genetics, University of Cambridge

Dr Rafael Carazo Salas is a Group Leader in the Department of Genetics at the University of Cambridge. His research interests include Functional Genomics, Systems Biology, Cell Biology, Cell Growth, Cell Division and Cell Differentiation.

His research groups examines how the gene and protein networks that regulate basic or disease related processes like growth, division and differentiation operate in space and in time in cells. They develop and use a range of interdisciplinary methods, including notably 3D image-based high-throughput/high-content microscopy pipelines for functional genomics studies that they have pioneered as well as Big Data approaches.

Recently the main focus of the lab has shifted to porting their mindset and know-how to investigate how cellular pluripotency and differentiation are controlled at the cell biological level, using human induced Pluripotent Stem (iPS) cells as experimental paradigm.

Before taking up his current post Dr Carazo Salas worked at the EMBL Heidelberg, Cancer Research UK, Rockefeller University, the Institute of Biochemistry in Zurich, and the Gurdon Institute here at Cambridge.