After graduating in Biochemistry at the University of Barcelona, Carles Canto performed his doctoral work in the laboratory of Prof. Anna Gumà and Prof. Antonio Zorzano, studying the influence of growth factors in skeletal muscle glucose uptake and metabolism. During this time, he also did a stay in the laboratory of Prof. Juleen R. Zierath at the Karolinska Institute (Stockholm, Sweden) to evaluate how growth factors interacted with the molecular signals triggered by muscle contraction. Trying to understand the nature of transcriptional adaptations to metabolic challenges, Carles Canto joined as s post-doctoral fellow the laboratory of Prof. Johan Auwerx, first at the Institut de Génétique et de BIologie Moleculaire et Cellulaire (IGBMC, Strasbourg, France) and later at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland). After his postdoctoral work, he joined the Nestlé Institute of Health Sciences as group leader, where he further pursued his research in relation to metabolic sensing mechanisms, mitochondrial biology and NAD+ metabolism. Since 2022, Carles Canto is back at EPFL as Senior Researcher to follow his passion for understanding the molecular machineries by which cells understand and adapt to the metabolic environment.
Dr. Carles Canto