Director of doctoral practice and member of the management board of the Universitat Rovira i Virgili
Born in Barcelona in 1965, Ribalta has a degree in Biology from the UAB (1989). He received a doctorate from the URV and together with UCL in London with extraordinary awards (1997). He obtained a research position in the Ramón y Cajal program and later became an associate professor in the Department of Medicine and Surgery (2005), a position he has held until now, accredited as a professor. Ribalta is also a director of doctoral practice and a member of the management board of the Rovira i Virgili University.
Ribalta has done research on atherosclerosis and the risk factors it has, especially metabolic and genetic. He is co-principal investigator of the Research Unit in Lipids and Arteriosclerosis, consolidated research group of the Generalitat of Catalonia (SGR 1271), and CIBER researcher for the study of diabetes and associated metabolic diseases (CIBERDEM). He is the author of more than one hundred indexed original articles, a patent and more than seventy national, state and expert papers from the European Commission for the FP6, 7th PC and Horizon 2020 programs. He is the editor of the indexed journal Clinical and Research in Arteriosclerosis , official magazine of the Spanish Society of Arteriosclerosis.