Bachelor in Biology, Universidad de León, 2005
PhD, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, 2010
Master of Science in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, 2012
Postdoctoral fellow at the AIDS Immunopathology Unit (Instituto de Salud Carlos III)
I finished my doctoral thesis at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine (UCM) developing experimental vaccines based on recombinant viruses against a major pig disease (PRRS). After a stay at the University of Illinois where I received practical training in massive parallel sequencing techniques, I obtained a MSc degree in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, improving my skills in the analysis of the data generated by this type of platforms. In later years, I worked at the HIV Biology and Variability Unit (Instituto de Salud Carlos III) in different projects on molecular epidemiology and phylogeography of HIV-1 as well as on the development of predictive algorithms of viral coreceptor usage. Since 2013, I have joined as a postdoctoral researcher to the AIDS Immunopathology Unit.
Currently, I work with second generation sequencing techniques and microarray genotyping of single nucleotide polymorphisms from both experimental and bioinformatic approaches. The objective of these analyses is to search for genetic fingerprints and transcriptomic profiles associated with HIV-1-infected patients whose disease progression is particularly slow (LTNPs). I am particularly interested in the state of the art techniques of transcriptome sequencing, including the analysis of different species of non-coding RNAs (miARNs, siRNAs, piRNAs and lncRNAs) and single cell/single nucleus transcriptomes by RNA-Seq studies.