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Jorge Ruas

Associate professor

Visiting address : Von Eulers Väg 8, 3tr 171 77 Stockholm, Sweden

About me

Dr. Jorge Ruas is Associate Professor of Molecular Physiology and group leader for the Molecular and Cellular Exercise Physiology research group. 

Jorge Ruas received his Pharm.D. degree from the University of Lisbon, Portugal, after which he initiated pre-doctoral work at Karolinska Institutet. During his doctoral studies he investigated how cellular oxygen levels can regulate gene expression, and in 2005 received his Ph.D. in Cell and Molecular Biology.

In 2006 he moved to Boston to pursue postdoctoral studies at the Division of Metabolism and Chronic Disease at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard Medical School. During this period he focused on the study of transcriptional networks that control skeletal muscle physiology.

Dr. Ruas set up his laboratory at the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology at Karolinska Institutet in July 2011. 

Academic honors, awards and prizes

Jorge Ruas receives the 2013 Malin and Lennart Philipson Prize (link to 

Jorge Ruas - award winner 2013-2015 (link to Malin and Lennart Philipson's foundation website)