Prof. José Carlos Pastor
Director of Research
Currently Emeritus professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Valladolid. Experience in the retinal diseases and surgery and in the evaluation of medical devices in eye surgery. Member of the Advisory Committee on ISO standards and the European Commission expert panels on medical devices and in vitro diagnostic medical devices (‘Expamed’)
Dr. Cristina Andrés-Iglesias
Principal researcher in safety of Medical Devices at IOBA and chemical engineering for the company AJL Ophthalmic S.A. Expert in gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS). Experience in chemical analysis of toxic compounds in medical devices and development of new medical devices. Technical Expert of ISO 16672: ophthalmic implants, ocular endotamponades.
Dr. Sara Galindo
Postdoctoral researcher and preclinical manager expert in the development of in vitro and in vivo ocular surface models. Experience in stem cells and regenerative medicine. Manager of the Controlled Environment Laboratory (CELab).
Pathology anatomy and cytology technician expert in cell culture and molecular biology. Experience in the evaluation of cytotoxicity and biocompatibility of ocular medical devices.
Dr. Margarita Calonge
Full professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Valladolid and Director of the Ocular Surface Inflammation Research Group and The Ocular Immunology & Cell Therapy Clinical Units at IOBA. She coordinates the Ocular Surface Disease Research Group with clinical and research interests in ocular surface inflammation (more specifically Dry Eye Disease, Ocular Allergy, and Stem Cell Deficiency), search for biomarkers of inflammation (Dry Eye Disease especificaly), and its management through medical therapies and stem cell-derived therapies. She has been heavily involved in the development of a unique environmental chamber within the Controlled Environment Laboratory (CELab).
Dr. María Jesús González-García
Senior Lecturer in Optometry at the University of Valladolid and principal researcher at IOBA. Her research is focused on contact lens and its interaction with the ocular surface, specifically in the topic of contact lens tolerance, looking for biomarkers that could be used in the diagnosis and treatment of contact lens discomfort. Additionally, she works in the dry eye field, studying the interaction of environmental factors such as relative humidity, temperature, airflow…with the ocular surface and the development of dry eye. She has been heavily involved in the development of a unique environmental chamber within the Controlled Environment Laboratory (CELab).
Dr. Amalia Enriquez-de-Salamanca
Principal researcher at IOBA. Her main research field is ocular surface inflammation, where she investigates about characterization of potential biomarkers (disease, activity, therapeutic…), in tears and/or epithelial cells in immune-based chronic inflammatory diseases of the ocular surface, such as Dry Eye Syndrome, chronic allergy (atopic keratoconjunctivits and vernal keratoconjunctivits) and ocular chronic pain. Her research also includes the study of the role of corneal and conjunctival epithelial cells for these diseases.