Ana studied Biotechnology at the University Pablo de Olavide, Sevilla. As an undergraduate student, she joined the Genetics department at the Andalusian Centre for Developmental Biology, and she did an internship at the King’s College London. Both projects were focused on the characterization of proteins involved in the control of nuclear shape and dynamics two parameters that are related to aging and cancer, among many other diseases. Ana also worked in a bioinformatics start-up, HEBRA, focused on developing tools for researchers. Now she is doing the Ph.D. at the University of Edinburgh, where she is studying the mechanisms of stress response that regulate cell polarity changes.
Ana is also interested in science communication and clinical research.