Professor of Molecular Physiology and group leader for the Molecular and Cellular Exercise Physiology research group. Jorge Ruas received his Pharm.D. degree from the University of Lisbon, Portugal, after which he initiated pre-doctoral work at Karolinska Institutet. During his doctoral studies he investigated how cellular oxygen levels can regulate gene expression, and in 2005 received his Ph.D. in Cell and Molecular Biology.
In 2006 he moved to Boston to pursue postdoctoral studies at the Division of Metabolism and Chronic Disease at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard Medical School. During this period he focused on the study of transcriptional networks that control skeletal muscle physiology. Dr. Ruas set up his laboratory at the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology at Karolinska Institutet in July 2011. In 2016 he became Associate Professor, and in 2020 Professor of Molecular Physiology. His research group studies the molecular physiology of physical exercise.