Joan Clària is currently a Senior Consultant at the Clinical Laboratory Service: Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics of the Hospital Clínic of Barcelona. He is also an Associate Professor at the Department of Physiological Sciences I at the School of Medicine of the University of Barcelona. He was trained as a specialist in Clinical Biochemistry and initiated his scientific career at the Liver Unit of the Hospital Clínic of Barcelona. From 1993 to 1996 he performed his post-doctoral studies as a Fulbright scholar at the Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School (Boston, MA) with Professor Charles N. Serhan, a leading scientist in the resolution of inflammation. He has also been a Visiting Scientist at the University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill, NC) (2001) and The Jackson Laboratory (Bar Harbor, ME) (2007) and a Visiting Professor at the Harvard Institutes of Medicine (Brigham and Women's Hospital/Harvard Medical School) (Boston, MA) (2010-2011). His laboratory is mainly interested in the study of lipid mediators implicated in the resolution of inflammation, with a special emphasis on the role of specialized pro-resolving mediators in obesity-associated liver complications.