GIR team Irene Lorenzo Gómez

Irene Lorenzo Gómez

Position: PhD Research Fellow (PI14/01324), ISCIII.

BSc Biology, Universidad de Santiago de Compostela.
PhD Research Fellow (Grant PI14/01324), ISCIII.


My name is Irene Lorenzo Gómez and I studied biology at University of Santiago de Compostela and then, I studied a Master Degree at University of A Coruña in fundamentals of biomedical research. Nowadays, I am a PhD student at the Cartilage Biology Unit at which I had recently joined to, and it is belong to Rheumatology Research Group at The Institute of Biomedical Research of A Coruña (INIBIC).

My research focuses on understanding how type 2 diabetes contribute to Osteoarthritis pathogenesis by defects in cellular homeostasis, particularly in autophagy, throughout a genetic and metabolic screening study in blood and serum samples of patients with OA and OA-T2D. This molecular profile would lead us to discover and identify new biomarkers related to autophagy which leads to a better and more efficient definition of Diabetes-associated OA phenotype, aimed at patient´s stratification, and could facilitated the development of new therapeutic strategies to prevent joint damage associated with Type 2 diabetes.

Irene Lorenzo Gómez.



Grupo de Investigación en Reumatología.

Instituto de Investigación Biomédica de A Coruña (INIBIC).
Annex building to the Teresa Herrera hospital.

C/ As Xubias de arriba 84, 15006, A Coruña, España. Tel.: +34 981 176 399


Grupo de Investigación Reumatología (4ª planta).

Centro de Investigaciones Científicas Avanzadas (CICA).

C/ Rúa As Carballeiras, S/N, Campus de Elviña. 15008 A Coruña, España.

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