Dr. Ignacio Ochoa obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Biology and Biochemistry from the University of Navarra in 1999 and 2003. He completed his Ph.D. in the Department of Histology and Pathology of this same university in 2004. After this stage, he joined the group of Structural Mechanics and Modeling of Materials (GEMM) of the University of Zaragoza to carry out his postdoctoral stay and start up the group’s experimental bio-laboratory. Dr. Ochoa studied how the environment conditioned cellular behavior at the micro (microfluidics) and macroscale (tissue engineering) during this period. In 2015, he started as an assistant professor in the Department of Human Anatomy and Histology at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Zaragoza, where he is actually an associate professor. He also belongs to the Tissue Microenvironment (TME) research group of Aragon Institute of Engineering Research (I3A) and the CIBER BBN. He is the principal investigator of the TME group at the Institute for Health Research Aragon – IIS Aragón and coordinator, at the same institute, of the “new technologies and innovation applied to health” program.
Dr. Ochoa is also co-founder of BEONCHIP SL, a company dedicated to developing and commercializing microfluidic devices for organ-on-chip applications, and founding partner of “EBERS SL,” a company dedicated to the development and commercialization of equipment for tissue engineering.