Rubèn López Vales is tenured assistant professor of the Department of Cell Biology, Physiology and Immunology at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona in Spain. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Universitat de Girona in 2001 and received his PhD in Neuroscience from Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona in 2005. He performed a postdoctoral stage at McGill University in Canada (2006-2009), and returned to Universitat Autònoma of Barcelona in 2009 as tenure-track lecturer in the Department of Cell Biology, Physiology and Immunology. His scientific work is focused at modulating the inflammatory response in central nervous system disorders with the aim at developing novel therapeutic interventions. He has contributed to more than 30 articles and to 3 book chapters. He is also the co-author of 4 patents.