Maria Barreira Gonzalez

Past Boards of Directors · Online Department · Symposium Committee · Press Department

Maria Barreira Gonzalez graduated in Biology at the University of Oviedo in 2007 after spending an academic year at the University of Poitiers (France) as part of the ERAMUS program. In 2008, she was awarded with a JAE-predoc fellowship by the Spanish Research Council (CSIC) allowing her to pursue her PhD studies in the laboratory of Dr. Xose R. Bustelo at the Cancer Research Centre (CSIC-University of Salamanca). She obtained her PhD from the University of Salamanca which main focus was to understand how the Vav family of oncoproteins, involved in many human diseases such as cancer, are regulated upon cell signalling activation. In 2013, she moved to the UK to work as a postdoctoral researcher in the Hendrich Lab based at the Wellcome Trust – MRC Stem Cell Institute, University of Cambridge. There she studies how embryonic stem cells make decisions during mouse embryo development focusing on how these processes are controlled by gene regulation and cell signalling events. In October 2016, she moved to London to work as a researcher in a DNA-focused biotech company called Touchlight Genetics.

Just one week after arriving in the UK, she joined the SRUK as a regular member and since 2014 she has been part of the Cambridge and London SRUK working group, the SRUK Press Office, the Online department and the organising committee of the SRUK Symposium 2017. Currently, she is the Director of Communications and Online Department and the Editor in Chief of the SRUK blog.