Tony Jimenez-Beristain

Tony Jimenez-Beristain

Research Coordinator
Visiting address: Solnavägen 9, 6C, 17177 Stockholm
Postal address: C2 Medicinsk biokemi och biofysik, C2 Molekylär neurobiologi Castelo-Branco, 171 77 Stockholm

About me

  • Tony Jimenez-Beristain is trained in Chemistry, Biology and Pharmacy at UAA (Mexico, 2001). He received his PhD degree in 2007 from Miguel Hernandez University, (Alicante, Spain), in the Institute of Neuroscience (IN-CSIC, Alicante). In the laboratory of Professor De Felipe (IN-CSIC, Spain) and Professor Li (Institute for Stem Cell Research, The University of Edinburgh, UK). He investigated the role of the transcriptional factor Pitx3 during the differentiation and commitment of embryonic stem cells towards midbrain dopaminergic neurons and their potential use in cell replacement therapy to treat Parkinson's disease. His PhD research was awarded “Doctor Europaeus” by the European Universities Associations (European Community). Later he moved to Uppsala University for a post-doctoral stay at the
    Biomedical Center to broaden his knowledge in regenerative neurobiology. In 2011 he joined the first world mouse brain protein atlas project as part of the Human Protein Atlas database. The mouse brain atlas aims to increase the knowledge of protein expression and distribution in the mammalian nervous system. Currently, he is a scientific member of Stockholm's animal ethics committee. Additionally, for the past 10 years, he has been a safety and security officer in several departments belonging to Karolinska Institutet.

    2015 Nominated for the 2015 Karolinska Institute’s work environment
    and health award (Sweden)
    2015 Elected by direct vote Stockholm’s delegate in the 2015 national
    Congress. Swedish Association of Professional Scientists /Naturvetarna/
    2007 Doctoral thesis awarded “Doctor Europaeus” by the European
    Universities Association (European Union)
    2004 - 2006 Spanish Ministry of Education and Science doctorate
    grant (Spain)


  • • Epigenetic state of oligodendrocyte lineage cells in illnesses such as multiple sclerosis
    • Laboratory animal science
    • Neuroscience


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  • Research Coordinator, Department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics, Karolinska Institutet, 2022-

Leadership and responsibility assignments

  • Responsible for a section, Safety Officer for Research Division of Molecular Neurobiology, Institutionen för medicinsk biokemi och biofysik, Karolinska Institute,, 2017-

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