I studied Biochemistry in the Autonomous University of Madrid (UAM). During that time I spent a year in Tufts University (Boston) and worked for the degree’s thesis in the lab of Jose F de Celis at the Centre of Molecular Biology Severo Ochoa (CBMSO) in Madrid. After finishing in 2015 I came to Cambridge as part of the PhD Programme in Developmental Mechanisms and I’m currently doing my PhD in the lab of Sarah Bray in the Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience. I’m studying how gene activation is regulated in response to signals and how the properties of the response are encoded in the DNA, using Drosophila as the model system. I joined SRUK in 2016 and became the vice-director in 2018.