Centre for Cardiometabolic and Vascular Science


Pineda Torra Laboratory

Pineda Torra Laboratory

Ines's research is mainly focused on the knowledge of the different aspects of nuclear receptor function as transcriptional regulators involved in the control of lipid metabolism. 


  • Experimental Models of Atherosclerosis (Knock out, knock in, whole body and cell-specific)
  • Lipid-regulated Nuclear Receptor/Transcription Factor function
  • Histological and molecular analyses of atherosclerotic plaques
  • Molecular biology of protein-protein, DNA-chromatin and DNA-protein interactions
  • Immune cell biology (macrophages, monocytes, T cells) 
  • High-throughput analyses: transcriptomic, metabolomics, proteomics
  • Use of machine learning though collaborations with computer scientists/mathematical modellers for multi-level integration of omics datasets

Current funders

  • Diabetes UK
  • British Heart Foundation
  • Multiple Sclerosis Society
  • Lupus UK 

Past Funders

  • Newton- Academy of Medical Sciences
  • British Heart Foundation
  • Medical Research Council
  • Rosetrees Trust
  • EU-Marie Curie FP7
  • UCL Grand Challenges
  • Royal Free Charity Trust