Igor Tascón

Ikerbasque Research Fellow

Structural Biology of Disease Mechanisms Laboratory

Biofisika Institute (CSIC-UPV/EHU)
Science Park of the UPV/EHU
Barrio Sarriena s/n. 48940 Leioa, Bizkaia (Spain)

Short bio

Igor Tascón is an Ikerbasque Research Fellow in the Structural Biology of Disease Mechanisms research laboratory, where he leads the Membrane Protein Structural Biology group. His research focuses on unraveling the mechanisms of solute transport across biological membranes involved in human disease. Igor is an expert in employing cryo-EM to determine the structure of transmembrane complexes, from small membrane protein transporters to membrane macromolecular complexes. Before joining the IBF in 2019, he was a postdoctoral fellow for four years at Goethe Frankfurt University working on the function and structure of K+ transporters, and investigating the use of membrane-mimicking tools to stabilize membrane proteins. He received his Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, a Master of Science in Molecular Biology and Biomedicine, and a PhD in Biochemistry at the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU).