Pascual Lab

Our laboratory attracts scientists and collaborators with diverse backgrounds that range from mathematics to genetics, electrophysiology, brain functional imaging, or neuroscience, but with the common ability and shared vision to work on problems relevant to the human nervous and muscular systems and, more importantly, to the individuals afflicted by their diseases.

As a universal principle, a disease starts with an alteration in the normal function of a cell, and abnormal functioning is always the consequence of a molecular abnormality. However, most molecules exert a only limited impact on the functioning of the organism due to innumerable interactions. We devote equal efforts to understanding how molecules function under normal conditions, how genetic mutations alter their properties, and how these abnormal properties cause the diseases that we diagnose in the clinic.