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Miriam Cuatrecasas

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  • Consultor Pathologist
  • Hospital Clinic Barcelona
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Dr. Miriam Cuatrecasas is a faculty member of the pathology department-institute of biomedical diagnosis (CDB) at Hospital Clinic, Barcelona, Spain since 2009. She is a consultor pathologist, responsible of gastriontestinal pathology. She is also Coordinator of the Tumor Bank of the Biobank from the Hospital Clinic-IDIBAPS, and Coordinator of the Catalan Network of Tumor Bancs (XBTC). Assistant Professor of the Medical School at the University of Barcelona. Her main interest is focused on translational research and genetic alterations of gastrointestinal tumors, especially focused on colorectal cancer. Medical School at Hospital de Sant Pau, Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain from 1982-1988, and was a fellow resident until 1994. In 1995-96 she spent one year as a Fellow Pathologist at Memorial Soloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY, USA, working on molecular pathology and translational clinical applications. She obtained her doctoral degree with honors-cum laude from the Autonomous University of Barcelona in 1998. In 2000 she won the prize to the best Doctoral Thesis from the Academy of Medical Sciences of Catalunya, Spain. Pathologist at Hospital de Calella, Barcelona, Spain from 1996-2002. From 2003-2006 she was a Pathologist at the University Hospital Valle de Hebron, Barcelona, Spain. From 2006-2009 she was a Pathologist and head of the Immunohistochemistry and Molecular Pathology Laboratories at Hospital de Sant Pau, Barcelona, Spain, where she worked on genetic alterations of gynaecologic tumors. Assistant professor at the Medical School of the Autonomous University of Barcelona from 2006-2009. Member of the International Academy of Pathology, the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology. the European Society of Pathology and of the Working Group of the European Network of Gastrointestinal Pathology (ENGIP). Member of the Sociedad Española de Anatomia Patologica (SEAP), and of the Gastrointestinal and Immunohistochemistry-Molecular Pathology Clubs. Member of the Associació Catalana d’Anatomia Patologica and Member of the Catalan Pancreatology Society. Reviewer of Clinical Cancer Research, Revista Española de Patología y Cirugía Española. Quality control assessor for the Pathology Quality Control Program on Immunohistochemistry and Molecular Pathology of the Spanish Pathology Society (GCP-SEAP). Member of the Scientific comitee of the Sociedad Española de Anatomia Patologica (SEAP). Member of the External Scientific Comitees of the Biomedical Research Institutes IDIBELL and IDIBAPS.

Research interests

Recent publications

  • Mitotic polarization of transcription factors during asymmetric division establishes fate of forming cancer cells

    • Liu Y
    • Siles L
    • Lu X
    • et al.
  • Near-tetraploid cancer cells show chromosome instability triggered by replication stress and exhibit enhanced invasiveness

    • Wangsa D
    • Quintanilla I
    • Torabi K
    • et al.

Professional experience

Consultor Pathologist

Hospital Clinic Barcelona

January 2009 - Present


Associate Professor

Hospital Clinic. Barcelona

January 2009 - Present

Pathology Fellow

Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau

January 1990 - December 1994(5 years)

Co-authors (1123)