Cristina González-Ravina, Ph.D.

Director of the Andrology and Endocrinology Laboratories at IVI Sevilla

IVI Sevilla

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Cristina González-Ravina, Ph.D.

Biography

Dr. González-Ravina is the Director of the Andrology and Endocrinology Laboratories at IVI Sevilla, and Associate Professor of Genetics and Reproductive Technology and Gene Therapy at the Pablo de Olavide University in Sevilla. She completed her Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry at the University of Sevilla in 1995, and obtained her doctorate degree “cum laude” in 2001 in Chemistry, at the Molecular Biology and Biochemistry Department of the University of Sevilla.

As a researcher, her main focus is the study of male infertility and male fertility preservation, both at clinic and basic research levels.

Dr. González-Ravina has been involved in education since her early career, teaching laboratory sessions and theoretical classes since 1995. She lectures in the Master’s Degree in Biotechnology of Assisted Human Reproduction (former doctorate degree of the Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynaecology Department of University of Valencia School of Medicine) given by ADEIT since 2001. She also teaches in the Master´s Degree in Biology and Technology Applied in Assisted Human Reproduction at the European University of Madrid. Dr. González-Ravina coordinates the Clinical-Practical Workshop of Clinical Andrology at IVI Sevilla since 2006, and has given presented numerous tiemes in Seminars and Courses on seminal analysis, diagnosis of infertile man, advanced age in males and other related topics. She is also participating in three doctoral thesis (PhD) committees, one of which has already been completed as cum laude. She has been member of Scientific Committee at VIII and IX Asebir Congress in 2015 and 2017, respectively


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Education and Training

B.Sc. University of Sevilla (1995), Spain
Ph.D (Chemistry) University of Sevilla (2001), Spain
Master’s Degree in Biotechnology of Assisted Human Reproduction University of Valencia (2008), Spain

Honors and recognition

President of the Andrology Interest Group of ASEBI 2013-2017
Royal Academy of Medicine of Seville Award 2008
Academic Member of the Royal Academy of Medicine of Seville Since 2008

Publications


  • How to Perform the Best Intrauterine Insemination? A Review. Andrology-Open Access.
    Carranza F, Santamaría E, Gonzalez-Ravina C, Blasco V, Caligara C, Fernandez-Sanchez M.
    4 - 2, pp. 1 - 7. OMICS group, 2015.

  • Understanding the new WHO semen parameters. Infertility Management Series 2: Practical Management of Male Infertility.
    Gonzalez-Ravina C, Pacheco A.
    Handbook. Jaypee Brothers Medical Publisher, 2015.

  • Investigating the subfertile male: which tests are practically relevant? Infertility Management Series 2: Practical Management of Male Infertility.
    Pacheco A, Gonzalez-Ravina C.
    Handbook. Jaypee Brothers Medical Publisher, 2015.

  • Influence of follicle rupture and uterine contractions on intrauterine insemination outcome: a new predictive model.
    Blasco V, Prados N, Carranza F, Gonzalez-Ravina C, Pellicer A, Fernandez-Sanchez M.
    Fertil Steril, 102(4):1034-40, 2014.

  • The Voltage-Gated Sodium Channel Nav1.8 Is Expressed in Human Sperm.
    Cejudo-Roman A, Pinto FM, Subiran N, Gonzalez-Ravina C, Fernandez-Sanchez M, Perez-Hernandez N, Perez R, Pacheco A, Irazusta J, Candenas L.
    Plos One, 8-9: e76084. 2013.

  • Characterization of the kisspeptin system in human spermatozoa.
    Pinto FM, Cejudo-Román A, Gonzalez-Ravina C, Fernández-Sánchez M, Martín-Lozano D, Illanes M, Tena-Sempere M, Candenas L.
    Int J Androl 35:63-73, 2012.

  • Autocrine regulation of human sperm motility by tachykinins.
    Pinto FM, Gonzalez-Ravina C, Subiran N, Cejudo-Román A, Fernández-Sánchez M, Irazusta J, Garrido N, Candenas L.
    Reprod Biol and Endocrinol, 8:104. 2010.

  • Molecular and functional characterization of voltage-gated sodium channels in human sp.
    Pinto FM, Gonzalez-Ravina C, Fernández-Sánchez M, Gallardo-Castro M, Cejudo-Román A, Candenas L.
    Reprod Biol and Endocrinol, 7:71. 2009.

  • A role for tachykinins and neprilysin in the regulation of human sperm function. Gonzalez-Ravina C, Seda M, Pinto FM, Orea A, Fernández-Sánchez M, Pintado O, Candenas L.
    Hum Reprod, 22(6):1617-1625, 2007.


  • New techniques for sperm selection in Andrology Lab. Infertility Management Series 3: Basic procedures in an ART laboratory.
    Gonzalez-Ravina C, Pacheco A. Handbook.
    Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers, in press.

  • Bancos de semen de donantes: gestión y criterios de selección.
    Gonzalez-Ravina C, Tirado MM, Ramos R, Herrera R, de Ruz T, Laynez MM, Campos P.
    Manual Práctico de Esterilidad y Reproducción Humana, 3ª ed. pp.53-58. Mc Graw Hill, 2008.

  • Recordatorio anatomo-fisológico del varón: espermatogénesis.
    Mendez V, Gonzalez-Ravina C.
    Enfermería en Reproducción Humana. pp.39-47. Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, U Servicio de Publicaciones, 2007.

  • Assisted hatching y aspiración de fragmentos.
    Calderon G, Canales E, García R, Gonzalez-Ravina C, Remohí J.
    Manual Práctico de Esterilidad y Reproducción Humana. pp.472-82. Mc Graw Hill, 2005.

  • The sac mutants of Chlamydomonas reinhardtii reveal transcriptional and post-transcriptional control of Cysteine biosynthesis.
    Gonzalez-Ravina C, Chang C-I, Tsakraklides GP, McDermott JP, Vega JM, Leustek T, Gotor C, Davies JP.
    Plant Physiol 130:2076-84, 2002.

  • Regulación por diferentes fuentes de azufre de las enzimas implicadas en la biosíntesis de L-cisteína en Chlamydomonas reinhardtii.
    González-Ravina C, Vega JM, Gotor C.
    Avances en el Metabolismo del Nitrógeno: Bioquímica, Fisiología y Biología Molecular. pp. 327 - 331. Cánovas F.M. y Florencio F.J., eds. Servicio de Publicaciones de la Universidad de Málaga, 2000.

  • Regulation of cysteine biosynthesis by sulfur nutrition in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii.
    González-Ravina C, Vega JM, Gotor C.
    Sulfur nutrition and sulfur assimilation in higher plants: Molecular, biochemical and physiological aspects.pp. 295 - 296. Brunold C., Rennenberg H., De Kok L.J., Stulen I. y Davidian J.-C., eds. Paul Haupt Publishers. Berna (Suiza). 2000.

  • Sulfur metabolism in microalgae and plants: regulation and environmental stress.
    Gotor C, Romero LC, Gonzalez-Ravina C, Domínguez JR, Gutiérrez-Alcalá G, Vega JM.
    Plant Sulfur Research in Europe.pp. 39 - 42. De Kok L.J., Grill D., Hawkesford M.J., Schnug E. y Stulen I., eds. Landbauforschung Völkenrode. Braunschweig (Alemania). 2000.

  • Cysteine biosynthesis in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. Molecular cloning and regulation of O-acetylserine(thiol)lyase.
    Gonzalez-Ravina C, Barroso C, Vega JM, Gotor C
    Eur J of Biochem 264:848-53, 1999.

  • Aislamiento de un cDNA de Chlamydomonas reinhardtii que codifica la O-acetilserina(tiol)liasa.
    Gonzalez-Ravina C, Gotor C, Vega JM.
    Avances en el Metabolismo del Nitrógeno: de la Fisiología a la Biología Molecular. pp. 361-370. Vega J.M., Aparicio P.J., Castillo F. y Maldonado J.M., eds. Secretariado de Publicaciones Universidad de Sevilla. Sevilla, 1998.

  • Efecto de diferentes condiciones adversas sobre la biosíntesis de L-cisteína en Arabidopsis thaliana.
    Vega JM, Gotor C, Barroso C, Gonzalez-Ravina C, Romero LC.
    Nutrición Mineral de las Plantas en la Agricultura Sostenible. pp. 57 - 64. Sarmiento R., Leidi E. y Troncoso A., eds. Dirección General de Investigación y Formación Agraria, Consejería de Agricultura y Pesca. Junta de Andalucía. Sevilla, 1997.


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