Last updated on: 3/27/2017 | Author: ProCon.org

Juan Carlos Marvizón, PhD Biography

Title:
Adjunct Associate Professor for CURE: Digestive Diseases Research Center at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA)
Position:
Pro to the question "Should Animals Be Used for Scientific or Commercial Testing?"
Reasoning:

“Physiology is similar enough between humans and the rest of mammals to make it possible to translate discoveries from animals to humans. Furthermore, science has developed the right strategies to investigate human diseases in animals and use the findings to develop medications that work in humans (and in animals as well, in the case of veterinary medicine)…Not everything is smooth sailing, there are some big obstacles in translating discoveries made in animals to humans. Nobody said that science was easy. However, giving up animal research following the advice of animal rights ideologues would the most foolhardy thing to do. The ultimate proof that animal research is able to produce cures for human diseases.”

“Can Animal Research Be Applied to Humans?”, speakingofresearch.com, Jan. 5, 2016

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Panel Member, Somatosensory and Chemical Senses Study Section, Center for Scientific Review, National Institutes of Health (NIH), 2013-present
  • Member, International Association for the Study of Pain, 2010-present
  • Adjunct Associate Professor, CURE: Digestive Diseases Research Center, University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), 2008-present
  • Adjunct Associate Professor, Medicine, UCLA
  • Supervisor Research Chemist, VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, 2007-present
  • Member, Brain Research Institute, UCLA, 1999-present
  • Member, Society for Neuroscience, 1991-present
  • Study Section Member, Spinal Cord Injury & Pain, Rehabilitation Research & Development, Veterans Health Administration, 2011-2014
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, CURE: Digestive Diseases Research Center, UCLA, 2001-2008
  • Assistant Researcher, Department of Medicine, UCLA, 1994-2001
  • Research Assistant Professor, University of Southern California, 1991-1993
  • Profesor Titular, Department of Molecular Biology, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, 1989-1991
  • Visiting Scientist and Visiting Associate, Laboratory of Neuroscience, NIDDK, NIH, 1986-1989
  • Researcher, Pharmuka Laboratoires, 1985-1986
Education:
  • PhD, Biochemistry, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, 1985
  • MS, Biochemistry, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, 1979
  • BS, Chemistry, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, 1979
Other:
  • Awarded a Fulbright Fellowship by the Council of International Exchange of Scholars in 1986
Quoted in:
Pro & Con Quotes: Should Animals Be Used for Scientific or Commercial Testing?