Manuel Freire-Garabal is Professor of Pharmacology at the School of Medicine of the University of Santiago de Compostela (USC). Degree (1986) and Doctor (1989) in Medicine and Surgery by the USC.
He has been working as Professor at the Department of Pharmacology of the University of Santiago de Compostela since 1989. Likewise, he is Director of the research group SNL which main research field in the latest years has been the early discovery of new medicines for the treatment of both the cancer and the diseases of the central nervous system. He also devotes part of his efforts to study the communication between the central nervous system and the immune system as well as to discover new therapeutic strategies to reduce the impact of the stress on diseases (cancer, infections and autoimmune disorders).
Author of more than 100 scientific articles in some of the most prestigious international magazines, Manuel Freire-Garabal has collaborated with 18 books and 20 monographs. He has received 12 national and international awards, directed more than 20 doctoral theses, and participated as speaker in more than 150 international conferences and scientific gatherings.
He is also member of several boards of advisors of the European Union and the Spanish scientific policy bodies. Likewise, he held several management positions at the USC, specially related with the management of international and institutional relations of the University as well as in several scientific societies and editorial groups.