Oscar Marín was born in Madrid in 1971.
He graduated in Biological Sciences
from the Universidad Complutense (Madrid, Spain) in 1993, where he also
obtained his Doctoral Degree in 1997 (Extraordinary award and European
He subsequently joined
the University of California in San Francisco as a postdoctoral fellow in the
laboratory of John L. R. Rubenstein.
In 2003, he took a group leader position at the Instituto de
Neurociencias in Alicante (Spain), a joint centre of the Spanish Research Council (CSIC) and the Miguel Hernández University (UMH). From July 2014, he is Head of the Department of Developmental Neurobiology at King’s College London.
He has received numerous Awards and recognitions, such as
EMBO (European Molecular Biology Organization) Young Investigator (2003),
NARSAD Young Investigator (2000 and 2004), and European Young Investigator
(EURYI) Awards (2004), Banco Sabadell Award for Biomedical Research
(2008), Rey Jaime I Award on Basic Research (2011), the
FENS/EJN Young Investigator Award (2012), the Wolfson Research Award from the Royal Society (2014), and the Prix Roger de Spoelberch (2014). He is an ERC Advanced Awardee and a Wellcome Trust Investigator.
Oscar Marín serves in several editorial boards,
and he is currently a member of the Board of Reviewing Editors at Science. In 2005, Oscar Marín was selected as one of the 22 founding
members of the Scientific Council of the European Research Council, where he
served until 2010.