Joaquín Pérez-Schindler, Ph.D.
Research Scientist II
Joaquín Pérez-Schindler is a research scientist II in the lab of Melina Claussnitzer at the Metabolism Program of the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard. He joined the Claussnitzer lab in 2022. His work focuses on defining the functional effect of genetic and environmental factors in the development of metabolic diseases such as type 2 diabetes.
In 2013, he was awarded a Sir Henry Wellcome Postdoctoral Fellowship from the Wellcome Trust (UK) to work at the University of Birmingham (UK) and the Scripps Research Institute (USA).
Prior to joining the Broad Institute, Pérez-Schindler obtained a Ph.D. in cellular biology at the University of Basel in 2013. Next, he worked as a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Basel (Switzerland) and a Sir Henry Wellcome Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Birmingham (UK). His previous work focused on investigating gene regulatory mechanisms controlling the function of metabolically active tissues (e.g., skeletal muscle and liver) in response to exercise and nutrients.