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Jordi Casanova obtained his degree in Biology in 1981 from the Universitat de Barcelona and his PhD in 1986 from the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid in the laboratory of Ginés Morata. In 1987 he joined the laboratory of Gary Struhl at the Columbia University, New York.
In 1990 he became a researcher at the CSIC where at present he holds a Research Professor position. In 2000 he was elected member of the European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO).
Selected group publications
Systemic and local effect of the Drosophila headcase gene and its role in stress protection of Adult Progenitor Cells
Differential roles of the Drosophila EMT-inducing transcription factors Snail and Serpent in driving primary tumour growth
Snoo and Dpp Act as Spatial and Temporal Regulators Respectively of Adult Progenitor Cells in the Drosophila Trachea
A feedback mechanism converts individual cell features into a supracellular ECM structure in drosophila trachea