Name: Rubén Zapata-Pérez 
Nationality: Spanish 
MSc education: Biology – Molecular Biology, University of Murcia, Spain 
PhD education: Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, University of Murcia, Spain
Postdoc education: Cell biology – Metabolism, Amsterdam UMC, the Netherlands
Current position: Assistant Professor 
Social media handles: X (@RZapataPerez), LinkedIn 
Description of my lab’s work:Our research group is focused on the application of novel therapies based on classical and novel NAD+ enhancers in combination with other bioactive compounds to in vitro and in vivo models of inherited or acquired mitochondrial diseases.  
Top 3 publications: Biotechnological production of reduced and oxidized NAD+ precursors – PubMed (   

Stimulating the sir2–spargel axis rescues exercise capacity and mitochondrial respiration in a Drosophila model of Barth syndrome – PMC (  

Reduced nicotinamide mononucleotide is a new and potent NAD+ precursor in mammalian cells and mice – Zapata‐Pérez – 2021 – The FASEB Journal – Wiley Online Library  
Favorite way to keep NAD levels high:Supplementation with reduced NAD+ precursors (specially NMNH)