Carolina Soriano Tarraga

Instructor in Psychiatry

Education & Training


  • PhD Genetics: Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain, 2009
  • MSc Statistics: Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain, 2018
  • BA Biology: Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain, 2004

Research Interests


Genetic, epigenetic and multi-omic approaches to identify novel variants, genes and pathways implicated on aging-associated diseases, with special attention to Stroke and Alzheimer’s disease.

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Key Publications


  • Soriano-Tárraga C, Lazcano U, Giralt-Steinhauer E, Avellaneda-Gómez C, Ois Á, Rodríguez-Campello A, Cuadrado-Godia E, Gómez-González A, Fernández-Sanlés A, Elosua R, Fernández-Cadenas I, Cullell N, Montaner J, Moran S, Esteller M, Jiménez-Conde J, Roquer J, (2020 Apr). Identification of 20 novel loci associated with ischaemic stroke. Epigenome-wide association study. Epigenetics. 1-10.
    Read publication »Identification of 20 novel loci associated with ischaemic stroke. Epigenome-wide association study.
  • Mola-Caminal M, Carrera C, Soriano-Tárraga C, Giralt-Steinhauer E, Díaz-Navarro RM, Tur S, Jiménez C, Medina-Dols A, Cullell N, Torres-Aguila NP, Muiño E, Rodríguez-Campello A, Ois A, Cuadrado-Godia E, Vivanco-Hidalgo RM, Hernandez-Guillamon M, Solé M, Delgado P, Bustamante A, García-Berrocoso T, Mendióroz M, Castellanos M, Serena J, Martí-Fàbregas J, Segura T, Serrano-Heras G, Obach V, Ribó M, Molina CA, Alvarez-Sabín J, Palomeras E, Freijo M, Font MA, Rosand J, Rost NS, Gallego-Fabrega C, Lee JM, Heitsch L, Ibanez L, Cruchaga C, Phuah CL, Lemmens R, Thijs V, Lindgren A, Maguire J, Rannikmae K, Sudlow CL, Jern C, Stanne TM, Lorentzen E, Muñoz-Narbona L, Dávalos A, López-Cancio E, Worrall BB, Woo D, Kittner SJ, Mitchell BD, Montaner J, Roquer J, Krupinski J, Estivill X, Rabionet R, Vives-Bauzá C, Fernández-Cadenas I, Jiménez-Conde J, (2019 01). PATJ Low Frequency Variants Are Associated With Worse Ischemic Stroke Functional Outcome. Circ. Res.. 124(1): 114-120.
    Read publication »PATJ Low Frequency Variants Are Associated With Worse Ischemic Stroke Functional Outcome.
  • Malik R, Chauhan G, Traylor M, Sargurupremraj M, Okada Y, Mishra A, Rutten-Jacobs L, Giese AK, van der Laan SW, Gretarsdottir S, Anderson CD, Chong M, Adams HHH, Ago T, Almgren P, Amouyel P, Ay H, Bartz TM, Benavente OR, Bevan S, Boncoraglio GB, Brown RD, Butterworth AS, Carrera C, Carty CL, Chasman DI, Chen WM, Cole JW, Correa A, Cotlarciuc I, Cruchaga C, Danesh J, de Bakker PIW, DeStefano AL, den Hoed M, Duan Q, Engelter ST, Falcone GJ, Gottesman RF, Grewal RP, Gudnason V, Gustafsson S, Haessler J, Harris TB, Hassan A, Havulinna AS, Heckbert SR, Holliday EG, Howard G, Hsu FC, Hyacinth HI, Ikram MA, Ingelsson E, Irvin MR, Jian X, Jiménez-Conde J, Johnson JA, Jukema JW, Kanai M, Keene KL, Kissela BM, Kleindorfer DO, Kooperberg C, Kubo M, Lange LA, Langefeld CD, Langenberg C, Launer LJ, Lee JM, Lemmens R, Leys D, Lewis CM, Lin WY, Lindgren AG, Lorentzen E, Magnusson PK, Maguire J, Manichaikul A, McArdle PF, Meschia JF, Mitchell BD, Mosley TH, Nalls MA, Ninomiya T, O’Donnell MJ, Psaty BM, Pulit SL, Rannikmäe K, Reiner AP, Rexrode KM, Rice K, Rich SS, Ridker PM, Rost NS, Rothwell PM, Rotter JI, Rundek T, Sacco RL, Sakaue S, Sale MM, Salomaa V, Sapkota BR, Schmidt R, Schmidt CO, Schminke U, Sharma P, Slowik A, Sudlow CLM, Tanislav C, Tatlisumak T, Taylor KD, Thijs VNS, Thorleifsson G, Thorsteinsdottir U, Tiedt S, Trompet S, Tzourio C, van Duijn CM, Walters M, Wareham NJ, Wassertheil-Smoller S, Wilson JG, Wiggins KL, Yang Q, Yusuf S, , , , , , Bis JC, Pastinen T, Ruusalepp A, Schadt EE, Koplev S, Björkegren JLM, Codoni V, Civelek M, Smith NL, Trégouët DA, Christophersen IE, Roselli C, Lubitz SA, Ellinor PT, Tai ES, Kooner JS, Kato N, He J, van der Harst P, Elliott P, Chambers JC, Takeuchi F, Johnson AD, , , , , , , , , , , Sanghera DK, Melander O, Jern C, Strbian D, Fernandez-Cadenas I, Longstreth WT, Rolfs A, Hata J, Woo D, Rosand J, Pare G, Hopewell JC, Saleheen D, Stefansson K, Worrall BB, Kittner SJ, Seshadri S, Fornage M, Markus HS, Howson JMM, Kamatani Y, Debette S, Dichgans M, (2018 04). Multiancestry genome-wide association study of 520,000 subjects identifies 32 loci associated with stroke and stroke subtypes. Nat. Genet.. 50(4): 524-537.
    Read publication »Multiancestry genome-wide association study of 520,000 subjects identifies 32 loci associated with stroke and stroke subtypes.
  • Soriano-Tárraga C, Giralt-Steinhauer E, Mola-Caminal M, Ois A, Rodríguez-Campello A, Cuadrado-Godia E, Fernández-Cadenas I, Cullell N, Roquer J, Jiménez-Conde J, (2018 03). Biological Age is a predictor of mortality in Ischemic Stroke. Sci Rep. 8(1): 4148.
    Read publication »Biological Age is a predictor of mortality in Ischemic Stroke.
  • Soriano-Tárraga C, Mola-Caminal M, Giralt-Steinhauer E, Ois A, Rodríguez-Campello A, Cuadrado-Godia E, Gómez-González A, Vivanco-Hidalgo RM, Fernández-Cadenas I, Cullell N, Roquer J, Jiménez-Conde J, (2017 Aug). Biological age is better than chronological as predictor of 3-month outcome in ischemic stroke. Neurology. 89(8): 830-836.
    Read publication »Biological age is better than chronological as predictor of 3-month outcome in ischemic stroke.
  • Soriano-Tárraga C, Jiménez-Conde J, Giralt-Steinhauer E, Mola-Caminal M, Vivanco-Hidalgo RM, Ois A, Rodríguez-Campello A, Cuadrado-Godia E, Sayols-Baixeras S, Elosua R, Roquer J, , (2016 Feb). Epigenome-wide association study identifies TXNIP gene associated with type 2 diabetes mellitus and sustained hyperglycemia. Hum. Mol. Genet.. 25(3): 609-19.
    Read publication »Epigenome-wide association study identifies TXNIP gene associated with type 2 diabetes mellitus and sustained hyperglycemia.

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Funded Research Projects


Hope Center (Key Personnel): Biological age in Alzheimer’s disease.
FIS (PI): Association of genetic and epigenetic variants with the development of vasospasm and delayed cerebral ischemia after a subarachnoid hemorrhage. A cohort study.