Dr. Luis Alberto Campos
Centro Nacional de Biotecnología CNB-CSIC
Engineering Macromolecular Assemblies from Monomeric Proteins: Learning from Molecular Evolution
Luis Alberto Campos graduated in Organic Chemistry at the University of Zaragoza and obtained his Ph.D. (2004) at the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Zaragoza under the supervision of Prof. Javier Sancho. During this period he focused his research on protein folding and, in particular, describing a three state process through spectroscopic techniques and the way to manipulate it and stabilize conformations using mutations.
Later on he completed a 3-year postdoctoral stage at the University of Maryland, USA, where he collaborated with Dr. Victor Muñoz group in the development of a new method to obtain information from single molecule FRET at the microsecond timescale using new photoprotection cocktails. In 2008 he came back to Spain (to the Biological Research Center (CIB) in Madrid) with a Marie Curie postdoctoral fellowship, where he continued working on single molecule techniques, applied to fast folding proteins with small or no energy barrier.
Nowadays, he is a recent Ramón y Cajal researcher (2014) working in the Spanish National Biotechnology center (CNB) in Madrid, where he is working on the conversion of a protein from two-state to downhill no barrier behavior and on the formation of oligomers from monomeric proteins in a controlled way by mutations.