Paloma Mas is a CSIC Research Professor at CRAG (Centre for Research in Agricultural Genomics). Her research interest deals with understanding the circadian clock using Arabidopsis thaliana as a model system. The main research topics are based on identifying components and mechanisms of clock function exploiting multidisciplinary approaches. Recent research projects in the lab have specifically focused on the elucidation the circadian organization and hierarchical structure of the circadian system; on studies about the connection between the cell cycle and the circadian clock, and on the molecular mechanisms responsible for the generation of circadian rhythms in nascent RNAs.
P. Mas was elected EMBO YIP, and currently is an EMBO Member. She received the EURYI Award, the National Award from the Carmen and Severo Ochoa Foundation and the special mention for the Life Sciences Award of the City of Barcelona. She is currently the Deputy Director of CRAG; member of the Internal Scientific Advisory Board and was Head of the Department of Molecular Genetics (2011-2014).