Felipe Vilella, PhD
Dr Vilella graduated in Biological Sciences (2002) and Biochemistry (2004) from the University of Navarra. In 2006, he obtained his PhD in Molecular Biology at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Lleida with the highest degree Cum Laude. He completed his first post-doctoral fellowship in the laboratory of Professor Aragon at the Clinical Science Centre of the Medical Research Council (MRC) in London, supported by the Marie Curie program. In 2007, he was awarded the prestigious scholarship from the Ministry of Education and Science (FECYT) for the development of Spanish doctors abroad. During his years in the UK (2006-2009), he specialized in the mechanisms of DNA repair and progression in the cell cycle of eukaryotic cells. This knowledge provided him with the opportunity to become a second post-doctoral fellow at the laboratory of Professor Lako in a mixed unit created between the University of Newcastle and the Prince Felipe Research Center in Valencia (CIPF). During this time, he moved his knowledge of cell biology to embryonic stem cells and its application in the field of regenerative medicine. In 2011, he began his career as principal investigator in the Endometrial Receptivity Laboratory within the IVI Foundation directed by Professor Simon. Dr Vilella’s field of work is focused on the study of endometrial receptivity and the cross-talk between the mother and the embryo during implantation. In 2014, he obtained a Miguel Servet position issued by the Institute of Health Carlos III and became part of the Foundation for Research at the Clinical Hospital of Valencia (INCLIVA).
Dr Vilella has published 30 scientific works in prestigious journals such as Nature Cell Biology, Stem Cells, Endocrine Reviews, Development and Science, among others, and is a regular contributor and reviewer of international journals. He has directed 4 doctoral theses and has participated in over 16 international projects to date, being principal investigator in 8 of them. He has participated as an invited speaker in over 72 international conferences.