International Collaborations Department · ASEICA Sub-Committee
I graduated in Biochemistry (Hons) at the Complutense University of Madrid. Then I was awarded a PhD Fellowship by the Instituto de Salud Carlos III (Spanish Ministry of Health) to carry out my PhD studies under the supervision of Prof María Antonia Lizarbe and Dr Javier Turnay (Dept. Biochemistry and Molecular Biology I, Complutense University of Madrid). I obtained my PhD degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (Doctor Europeus Mention) for studying the role of 4F2hc in tumorigenesis and the effect on butyrate and bile acids on human colon adenocarcinoma cells. During my PhD, I also did a 6-month internship in Dr Robert Clarke’s group at The University of Manchester (United Kingdom), where I became interested in breast cancer stem cells. I moved to Manchester in August 2013, and since then I have held a postdoctoral position in Dr Robert Clarke’s group. In January 2014, I was awarded a 2-year Postdoctoral Fellowship by the Alfonso Martín Escudero Foundation (Spanish private non-profit institution). More recently, I have been able to secure some funding from Rosetrees Trust and Breast Cancer Now to continue my studies about breast cancer dormancy. In Jan 2015, I joined SRUK/CERU and recently I became part of the Press Office of the Northwest Constituency (February 2016).