Dr Alberto Roselló-Díez
Dr Roselló-Díez obtained his PhD in 2011 for his work in the Torres laboratory (Madrid, Spain), where he showed that diffusible signals and intrinsic genetic programs interact during vertebrate limb development, and that the fate along the shoulder-digit axis is plastic for a brief developmental window. With the support of a Human Frontiers fellowship, in 2012 he became a postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Joyner laboratory at the Sloan Kettering Institute, New York, where he developed new genetic models of spatiotemporally controlled injury to study the regulation of bone growth in mammals. These models revealed that there is bidirectional communication between developing bones and the rest of the body, such that both intrinsic and extrinsic mechanisms participate in the compensation of some developmental perturbations. In June 2018, Dr Roselló-Díez started his own research group at the Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute (Monash University), where his team will explore the local and systemic regulation of organ growth during vertebrate development and repair.