Dr. Lazaro-Dieguez is a cell biologist expert in microscopy with more than a decade of academic research career. He has participated in numerous international scientific conferences and has contributed with 22 publications with more than 900 citations.
As a Ph.D. student at the University of Barcelona, Faculty of Medicine, he contributed to the understanding of how the actin filaments are involved in the maintenance of Golgi apparatus architecture, intra-Golgi pH and post-Golgi trafficking. He also developed a cellular model to elucidate the mechanisms implicated in the formation and clearance of a Hirano body-like aggresome.
During his postdoctoral training and later as a research associate at Einstein, he studied (1) the role of the RhoA GTPase activity during cell division in determining the columnar or hepatocytic epithelial phenotypes, and (2) the cell shape impacts on the positioning of the mitotic spindle.